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 Stories and Where to Find Them
Feb 24, 12:00am

As you may have noticed, we’ve been trialing different ways to present a season of Exceptional Stories. After experimenting, we’ve settled on a method that will allow us to keep the linked Exceptional Stories for each season together in one place. From now on, Exceptional Stories of the current season can be unlocked through the […]

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March Exceptional Story: The Clay Man’s Arm
Feb 23, 12:00am

Delicious friends, the Exceptional Story for March is here! Deep in the Clay Quarter, someone is experimenting with flesh and clay. By sawing limbs and swapping organs, they probe the boundaries of both substance and class. Will you seek out this scholar and his collection of ghastly subjects? The Clay Man’s Arm is the first […]

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Support and QA Tester Role
Feb 14, 12:00am

We’re looking for a support and QA tester to join our 16-strong development team in Waterloo (London, UK). The company We’re a boutique video game studio, devoted to making games with strong stories at their heart. We’re best known for Sunless Sea, a critically acclaimed literary RPG for PC, Mac and Linux; we also made […]

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Feb 24, 10:35pm

We've been trialing new ways to present a season of Exceptional Stories. All the details can be found on our blog:

Feb 24, 2:37pm

We've been trialing new ways to present a season of Exceptional Stories. All the details can be found on our blog

Feb 23, 10:45pm

Exceptional Friends enjoy more content, more actions, and more cards in their Opportunity Deck, as well as access to the House of Chimes

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