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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Guest Post: Aesthetic in Food and Games
Feb 5, 12:00am

A guest blog from game designer Nic Tringali, of Sun Dogs. Cooking and game design share a lot of practices, but I think about one a lot over others: aesthetic. The aesthetic of food is perhaps everything you experience that is not the ‘taste’ of the food. A game’s aesthetic is everything not ‘gameplay’ (or […]

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Five things I’ve learned at Failbetter: Olivia Wood, Editor
Feb 4, 12:00am

Olivia Wood is editor at Failbetter Games. She’s on twitter here: @babelfishwars I’m very new to the games industry. My role perhaps only exists because of the very particular nature of Failbetter’s games and my refusal to take “No, of course we don’t need an editor. No, seriously. Stop making that noise.” for an answer. […]

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Five things I’ve learned at Failbetter: Chris Gardiner, Head Writer
Feb 2, 12:00am

Chris is Head Writer at Failbetter Games. You can follow him on Twitter at @CHGardiner. Last year, after decades of scheming and the imaginative murder of countless rivals, I became Head Writer at Failbetter Games. That means I manage our in-house content team and our cabal of freelancers. We create the stories for Sunless Sea, […]

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Feb 6, 11:01am

We're celebrating Sunless Sea's first birthday with a Zee Shanty writing competition:

Feb 6, 10:55am

Happy Birthday, Sunless Sea! Sunless Sea officially left early access on 6th February, 2015.

Feb 6, 10:30am

On 6th February 2015 we woke up to this review of Sunless Sea, and realised we might be in for a bit of a day:

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