Forty years ago, London was stolen by bats. 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…

 

“Welcome. Delicious friend.”

“Fallen London is an anomaly today. It’s a free-to-play, text-based browser game… it’s an open-world RPG that subsists mostly on the written word to spin bizarre tales… and it’s an adventure game that encourages imagination in its players rather than illustrate every scene on screen, as players fill in the blanks of their tales with spirited recreations of their journey in their heads.”

Unwinnable

“The bestest best words in all of gaming.”

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Superlative… every bit as vividly drawn as the worlds built by Rockstar in Red Dead Redemption, or Irrational in Bioshock, or Supergiant in Bastion.”

Tom Chick

“This is hands-down one of the best browser games we’ve ever played.”

Gamezebo

Choose your path through the city

Welcome to a dark and hilarious Victorian-Gothic underworld, where every choice has a consequence, from the style of your hat to the price of your soul.

Creep, coerce, brawl and swindle your way through the gaslit streets of Fallen London. Go mudlarking off Ladybones Road, eavesdrop in the ragged old market of Spite or arm-wrestle in Watchmaker’s Hill – wheresoever you roam, you’ll take your chances and shape your fate.

Collect whispered secrets and trade magnificent jewels to further your cause, whilst picking your way through the rats and filth of the fallen city (or embracing the putrid glory of it all). Choose your allies and your path carefully though – you never know who you might run into down that dark alley, or what poor soul might run into you…

Gameplay

Explore the immersive and darkly delightful world of Fallen London in a free, browser-based, literary RPG which first launched in 2009.

As much for those who love to read as those who love to play, experience a unique narrative that evolves with every choice you make. Follow the stories that interest you, and discover the city’s deepest secrets at your own pace.

Cultivate a reputation as you see fit. Are you a scintillating wit, a hardened tough, or a dabbler in the arts? Choose a profession, become a person of some importance, or even a Paramount Presence: known to all in the city.

Die. A few times, if you like. It’s not the impediment it once was.

What brought you to the Neath?

Choose your Ambition. Revenge? A daring monster-hunt? Riches? Or your heart’s desire?

These stories are the closest thing to a main storyline in the massive world of Fallen London. Wide-ranging and full of secrets, they were completed in 2020 after ten years of episodic development.

Celebrate with all of London

Take part in the Neath’s various free festivities, peppered throughout the year.

Trade gifts of affection or scorn during the Feast of the Rose. Tamper with the giant eggs which arrive from nowhere every Whitsun. Vote for London’s next mayor – whose tenure will influence what happens in the coming year – during the Election. Sample the maritime fayre of Mutton Island during the Fruits of the Zee. Don a mask and seek secrets at exclusive Hallowmas revels. And await the dread beast of winter every Christmas, in the lumpen, hulking shape of Mr Sacks.

Feeling lost?

The Fallen London community is uncommonly kind and helpful.  Seek advice and new friends in our Discord or community forums, or in the subreddit.

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