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 Suggests
Jul 9, 12:00am

It can be really hard for good indie games to get noticed. Really hard. We know, because we’ve climbed the slippery glass mountain ourselves, to the point where we have a little bit of a platform. So we’re experimenting suggesting and recommending other indie games,  in the ad spot on Fallen London where we normally advertise our […]

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Sunless Sea: Alarming Gifts
Jun 23, 12:00am

The zee, the zee! It rises, black-fisted, and falls on you with all its weight. Today’s Sunless Sea patch unlocks a few new slivers of story: The Alarming Scholar will now correctly provide gifts to highly Antiquarian captains. Kingeater’s Castle can now move you elsewhere, for a price. The Venturer’s Executor can now complete certain deals in […]

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Open Submissions for Writer-Designers
Jun 8, 12:00am

Failbetter is a delicious place to work, with a world-class reputation for storytelling. We’ve just added a writer to the team, and we have a small stable of freelancers – but our needs continue to grow, and we are always looking for talent. So we’re now accepting speculative applications for writer-designers. To help us find the best candidates […]

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Jul 29, 3:46pm

You're all of you mine in the end. New art, coming soon to #FallenLondon.

Jul 28, 1:33pm

If you want to retain Lost in Reflections to play another time, you must at least follow the story through the House of Chimes.

Jul 28, 1:32pm

You have just a few days before we retire Lost in Reflections and release our next Exceptional Story!

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