Navigate, survive, explore! Roam a vast underground ocean in a customised steamship. Trade with strange new lands. Battle sea monsters. Smuggle souls. Seduce your crew. Go mad and hallucinate lizards. You are the captain. It’s your call…

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Thirty years ago, London was stolen. Now it rests on the shore of the Unterzee, that old dark ocean under the world. Hell is close, immortality is cheap, and the screaming has largely stopped…

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Failbetter Games

Purveyors of only the finest examples of interactive narrative – Failbetter are an independent games studio, creating games and stories mostly set in the Fallen London Universe. At present there’s Fallen London itself, a highly acclaimed Victorian fantasy RPG set in a unique subterranean city, and Sunless Sea, an exploration and trading game set in a vast underground ocean of the same world.

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Exceptional Friendship FAQ
May 1, 12:00am

Exciting news! We are now giving Exceptional Friends an Exceptional Story every month. These are substantial, stand-alone stories for players of all levels. Exceptional Friends also get an expanded opportunity deck, giving you a bank of 10 cards to draw from instead of 6. We’re changing the way subscription works too: rather than paying in Nex, you now […]

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Fallen London Writer Guidelines: Part II
Apr 15, 12:00am

In the previous post we shared the guidelines for the pitching and writing in-game content. This time, we’re sharing best-practice guidelines for designing for Fallen London. This is an evolving process. We’ve learned a lot in the six years since Fallen London’s inception, and no doubt we’ll continue to adapt and improve these practices in […]

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Fallen London Writer Guidelines: Part I
Apr 15, 12:00am

Two new writers will soon be joining Failbetter, so we’ve taken the opportunity to update and formalise our internal writing guidelines. We felt they might be useful for those with an interest in narrative design, so are sharing them in a short series of blogs. Below are our internal guidelines for pitching and creating content. […]

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May 4, 8:15am

#ExceptionalFriendship competition closes tomorrow at noon BST. Good luck!

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May 3, 9:50pm

Tweet #ExceptionalFriendship and mention one friend (twitter or character name) to win a year's EF for both of you! http://t.co/u8Ot9QjcvN

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May 3, 9:50pm

#ExceptionalFriendship competition closes on Tuesday 5 May at noon BST. Have at it, delicious friends!

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