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Whitsun has arrived!

May 11, 2020 · Fallen London

Whitsun is here: a new festival in Fallen London! Eggs have abruptly appeared all over London – in bath tubs, balanced on chimneys, nestled in sofas, tucked in the holds of docked ships. And they’re vast ones, the size of a beer barrel, an over-rounded dog, a prize-winning marrow. Acquire an egg. Apply augmentations to […]

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Exceptional Story for May: The Ballad of Johnny Croak

April 30, 2020 · Exceptional Friendship

A string of horrible murders strikes London, made all the more horrid by their permanence. Who is Johnny Croak, the legendary urchin with the lethal crossbow? What’s his connection to Mr Fires’ factories? And what’s with all the frogs? Written by Harry Tuffs Art by Tobias Cook Editing & QA: James Chew In addition to […]

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Sunless Sea is coming to Switch and Xbox this month!

April 9, 2020 ·

Surprise! Sunless Sea is coming out for Switch on 23rd April and XBoxOne on the 24th! You may have heard that we’ve been working on console ports for Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies. Initially we’d expected Sunless Skies to release first, with Sunless Sea following. Schedules on both projects have moved around a bit, meaning […]

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We’re Hiring! Senior Writer/Narrative Designer

April 9, 2020 · Failbetter Jobs

Update: applications for this position are now closed. We’re Failbetter Games, makers of Sunless Skies, Sunless Sea and Fallen London. We’re known for inventive narrative design and rich, atmospheric storytelling. We’re looking for an experienced writer and narrative designer to join our award-winning in-house writing team. Duties of this role include: Pitching story arcs and […]

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Your Own University Lab and Parabolan Base Camp

April 8, 2020 ·

Today we are unlocking some much-requested new stories for high level players! Your Own University Lab Perhaps you are ready for your own Laboratory. There are many studies you can do best with equipment. And obedient students. Hire assistants, research new objects and train students! A significant new area in Fallen London! Visible to anyone […]

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Exceptional Story for March: Shade of Yesterday

February 27, 2020 · Fallen London

Artists and the literati rejoice — a pen show visits London! Nibs as numerous as a battalion’s bayonets! Inks, in all the wild colours of the Neath! Try them to your hearts content! What’s that? Rumours of stolen memories? Utter nonsense. Come, and look at all the lovely pens. Shades of Yesterday is the first […]

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We’re hiring! Marketing Manager (Maternity Cover)

February 13, 2020 · Jobs

We’re Failbetter Games, makers of Sunless Skies, Sunless Sea and Fallen London. We’re looking for someone with broad communications skills to join our friendly and inclusive team for ten months while our Communications Director is on maternity leave. We’re based in London. You could work there, or potentially remotely. We may also be able to […]

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The Feast of the Rose 1898

February 6, 2020 · Fallen London

The Feast of the Exceptional Rose is upon us! Visit the Shopkeeper in Viric for a trancelike taste of forbidden romance! Show your affection or scorn through unexpected and creative gifts! What will the season have in store for you? Rewards from the Feast can be won by increasing Masquing. Raise your Masquing through participating […]

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A Year in the Life of Sunless Skies

January 31, 2020 · Sunless Skies

Releasing a game is a fiddly business. There’s no giant red button you can press to launch your baby into the world. In fact, there are so many buttons that when we released Sunless Skies on January 31st last year, everybody in the office got to click at least one of them. It took about […]

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