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…


Find out more

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…

Enter the city

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.

Read more

Latest news

Sunless Sea is now available on iPad!
Mar 23, 12:00am

LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Sunless Sea is now available on iPad! Explore the Unterzee with a simple tap of the finger. We’ve teamed up with BlitWorks (known for mobile versions of Invisible Inc., Don’t Starve, Broken Age and Bastion, among others) for development and adapted the game’s mechanics for touch controls. Features: […]

Read more

A New Incubee: Giada Zavarise of Selling Sunlight
Mar 21, 12:00am

We have recently welcomed Giada Zavarise to our offices as part of our incubation scheme, to support her with coffee, fruit and insights while she makes literary RPG Selling Sunlight. Giada and her teammates Chiara Boscaro (Background Artist) and Anita Zaramella (Character Artist) took our questions on their project. How did Selling Sunlight come about? Giada: I […]

Read more

Travel Through the Reach Part I: APHELION
Mar 15, 12:00am

March’s first Sunless Skies sprint is APHELION. This sprint focuses on The Reach: the first region in Sunless Skies, where you will begin your journey. It also involves big chunks of setup for later regions: hunger, death, time, fuel – all of the basic building blocks of our game. Design and Gameplay Mac has been trialing a […]

Read more


Mar 23, 10:25pm

Next Thursday will reveal April's Exceptional Story: The Heart, the Devil and the Zee by @babelfishwars and @JamesStAnthony!

Mar 23, 10:20pm

Delicious friends, if you're planning on saving March's Exceptional Story for a later date, here is your exceptionally friendly reminder!

Mar 23, 4:05pm

Delicious friends! Sunless Sea is now officially available on the iPad!

Follow us 


Sign up to our mailing list for news and updates.