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Sunless Skies

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SAIL THE STARS. BETRAY YOUR QUEEN. MURDER A SUN.  Sunless Skies is a gothic horror roleplay game with a focus on exploration and exquisite storytelling for PC, Mac and Linux.

Sunless Skies is Failbetter Games’ third title, following 2015’s Sunless Sea and the cult browser game Fallen London, which launched in 2009 and is still free to play at www.fallenlondon.com.

Sunless Skies was successfully funded in 4 hours on Kickstarter, and went on to raise a total of £377,952. It launched into Early Access in August 2017 and is due for release on 31 January 2019.

Sunless Skies was named one of the most anticipated games of the year by PC Gamer, Eurogamer, GameInformer, The A.V. Club, iNews and Forbes.

Sunless Skies on Steam | Sunless Skies on GOG.com | Sunless Skies trailers on YouTube

 

Sunless Sea

Sunless Sea is a literary RPG set on a mysterious underground ocean. It was released in 2015, receiving an Essential rating from Eurogamer, and went on to sell over 200,000 copies in its first year. It was named among the best games of 2015 by the New Yorker, the Onion AV Club, Vice, Kotaku, PCGamesN, The Mirror, Forbes, Develop Online and Killscreen.

Sunless Sea on Steam | Sunless Sea on GOG.com | Sunless Sea on iPad | Sunless Sea on PS4

 

Fallen London

“Thirty years ago, London was stolen by bats. Now, Hell is close and immortality is cheap, but the screaming has largely stopped…”

Fallen London is a courteous free-to-play text adventure game that you can play at www.fallenlondon.com. 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.

Fallen London, acclaimed literary RPG and winner of The Escapist’s Best Browser Game award, has over 1.5 million words to explore!

 

Failbetter Games

Failbetter Games are an independent games studio based in a Victorian foundry in London, where they create only the finest stories for your enjoyment. They made Fallen London, the award-winning browser RPG, and in the same universe Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies, the literary RPGs for PC, Mac and Linux. They have been nominated for the best writing award at the Develop awards three times, and were GamesIndustry.biz’s Best Small Studio to work for in 2017. Any allegations of cannibalism remain unsubstantiated.

 

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