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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Failbetter WILL BE hiring: writer / narrative designer
Sep 15, 12:00am

Failbetter Games has an enviable reputation for storytelling. Ken Rolston (lead design on Elder Scrolls III and IV) has called us ‘a constant North Star of narrative design’. We’re growing, and we want to recruit a full-time writer with narrative design responsibilities, to work on our online game Fallen London, our PC game Sunless Sea, and related future projects in […]

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Steel, Stone and Spiders: what’s coming next on Sunless Sea
Sep 4, 12:00am

Sorry we’ve been quiet lately – we’ve been really busy on the real-time, on-map combat revamp, and there’s been a dreadful plague going round the office. (No-one has died, or if they have, they haven’t mentioned it.) But we’re back, with some progress to talk about and a likely release date, both for STEEL (the […]

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Fallen London Sponsors the Kitschies
Aug 27, 12:00am

Fallen London, Sunless Sea and our other work are all fruits of the interactive fiction tree, or, possibly, beasts which have grown vast and hungry in the bosky nooks of the digital storytelling forest. But more than that, our debt to literature has always been deep – we’ve talked elsewhere about how much we owe to everyone from Jack Vance […]

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Sep 15, 3:33pm

On which last point: we would like to indicate, once more, how intensely, growlingly delicious you have been these five years. Thank you all

Sep 15, 12:29pm

We WILL BE hiring (but not quite yet):

Sep 11, 2:21pm

The Fruits of the Zee festival draws to a close. You have mere moments to purvey the last of your aquatic horrors.

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