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We’re hiring!

March 19, 2019 · Jobs

We’re looking for a senior gameplay programmer as well as a producer or senior producer to join us full-time. Senior Gameplay Programmer In this role, you will: Contribute to new and existing Unity games. Write robust, readable code. Tackle a wide variety of programming tasks, including but not limited to AI and pathfinding, user interfaces, […]

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Sunless Skies Patch: 8th March

March 11, 2019 · Patch Notes Sunless Skies

Hello, delicious skyfarers! On Friday, we made another patch to Sunless Skies, with a range of narrative and tech improvements and fixes. Meanwhile, we’re still hard at work on our first major post-launch update, which will be focused on adding more variety and depth to the experience while travelling between ports. We’ll be ready to […]

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Exceptional Story for March: Noises from Upstairs

February 28, 2019 · Fallen London

Accompany a jaded supernatural investigator on his final case. Journey to a remote peninsula and explore a clifftop haunted house. Is this another unscrupulous fake? Or do you need to see things from a different perspective? Noises from Upstairs is the first story in the Season of Explorations, and was written by Gavin Inglis. In […]

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Development Blog: Making a Launch Trailer

February 20, 2019 · Sunless Skies

How on earth do you make a launch trailer that elucidates what your entire game is about? And how do you do it in a way that pleases both current fans of the game, as well as people who have never heard of you before? I’m sure there’s no ‘right’ or decreed way to create […]

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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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The Feast of the Rose 1897

February 7, 2019 · Fallen London

The Feast of the Exceptional Rose is upon us! Show your affection or scorn through unexpected and creative gifts! Love is as faceted as the jewel in a betrothal-ring. What will the season have in store for you? Rewards from the Feast can be won by increasing Masquing. Raise your Masquing through participating in the […]

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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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