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The Sunless Skies launch, and future plans

February 12, 2019 · Sunless Skies

It’s been a couple of weeks now since we released Sunless Skies, and we’re really happy with how the launch has gone. This is, by some way, the best critical reception one of our games has ever had. Sunless Skies has been called “Failbetter’s finest hour” by PC Gamer, “Terrifying and exhilarating” by PCGamesN, “Essential” […]

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Sunless Skies is out now!

January 31, 2019 · Sunless Skies

Today, a day shy of two years since our Kickstarter launched, we’re pleased as punch to release the finished version of SUNLESS SKIES. Thank you for your support thus far, and for coming with us on the journey to the High Wilderness.   The Blue Kingdom arrives A stoker sings: “The wind doth blow today, […]

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SUNLESS SEA vs SUNLESS SKIES: Death, Legacies and Repetition

January 30, 2019 · Sunless Skies

SUNLESS SKIES is launching tomorrow, 31st January, at 1800 GMT. Failbetter Communications intern Lucy Jones has prepared a primer on death, legacy and exploration in SUNLESS SEA and SUNLESS SKIES. You can follow her on twitter at @lucyannjo.   The feedback we got about SUNLESS SEA was that death was too punishing. Captains wouldn’t only lose their […]

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The Sunless Skies Launch Competition

January 9, 2019 · Sunless Skies

To celebrate the upcoming launch of our latest title, SUNLESS SKIES, on 31st January, we’re hosting the imaginatively named  SUNLESS SKIES Launch Competition! We’ve had so much fun with various competitions down the years that gave you the opportunity to be creative in different ways, so this time we felt compelled to accept a few kinds of […]

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Sunless Skies: COMMANDER

December 19, 2018 · Sunless Skies

The Failbetter office is slowly winding down for the holidays—our last little revitalising break before LAUNCH(!)—but before we snarf many a minced pie here’s our exciting COMMANDER update! This release features: a huge new UI update all remaining player weapons updated docking mechanics and SMUGGLING IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remember to we’re no longer supporting save […]

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The SUNLESS SKIES 10k Challenge

December 13, 2018 · Sunless Skies

The SUNLESS SKIES 10k Challenge is a charity event for streamers and their communities.   SUNLESS SKIES comes out on Steam and GOG on 31st January 2019 at 1800 GMT. It’s a huge moment for us, so we wanted to do something very special to celebrate and spread the word.   We’re going to donate […]

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SUNLESS SKIES: Survival update!

November 7, 2018 · Sunless Skies

Welcome, skyfarer! The nights are drawing in, and Team FBG are drawing the blinds and lighting our candles for the last push to complete SUNLESS SKIES. Today’s update and the COMMANDER update on 19th December are the last ones before we launch, on 31st January. In this release we’ve got a new opening experience for […]

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Patch Notes – 1.1.5.3.aa85c96 (10th October 2018)

October 10, 2018 · Patch Notes Sunless Skies

Build Version: 1.1.5.3.aa85c96 Release Date: 10/10/2018 Known Issues What’s New The Reach Redesign The redesigned Reach has finally arrived. Dark, verdant and dangerous, we’re very proud of it and we think it’s going to blow you away, especially if you’ve been playing throughout Early Access. We received a lot of feedback in Early Access that […]

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Sunless Skies Update: THE REACH

October 10, 2018 · Sunless Skies

Our REACH update is now live! This update completely transforms the first region of the game and features improvements to Terror, Condition, Fuel and Crew. In case you missed it, we’ve also just announced some other exciting pieces of news: RELEASE DATE Sunless Skies has a release date! It’s coming out 31 January 2019! Those […]

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