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May’s Exceptional Story: The Stag and the Shark

April 25, 2019 · Fallen London

A Young Stag has grown weary of quaffing brandy and stealing trousers. He wants to do something spectacular for his next lark – and he’s looking for a suitable chum to join him! Steer his ship on a perilous shark-watching voyage. Will he return the same man as he left? The Stag and the Shark […]

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Sunless Skies: the Wayfarer Update is here!

April 9, 2019 · Sunless Skies

The Wayfarer major update for Sunless Skies is now available! Here are the key features: A completely reworked Albion Many new story events for the gods of the sky Officer secondments New story content for spectacles Consequences for some attacks outside of battle Petrichor, the food of the Dead Balancing adjustments to Terror and Crew […]

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April’s Exceptional Story:

March 28, 2019 · Exceptional Friendship Fallen London

Delicious friends, the Exceptional Story for April is here! An ailing professor uncovers a secret beneath a butcher’s shop: a forgotten Mithraic temple. Delve into its mysteries, open its great brass door, and lead an expedition of troubled souls along the Devilbone Road. Tauroktonos is the second story in the Season of Explorations, and was […]

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Sunless Skies: Wayfarer Update coming 9 April

March 28, 2019 · Sunless Skies

Last month, we announced we were working on the first of several major updates to Sunless Skies, with a focus on providing more to see and do during voyages. We’re now ready to talk more about that release: it will be called the Wayfarer Update, and it will be available on 9th April. It will […]

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We’re hiring!

March 19, 2019 · Jobs

Update: the application period for these roles has now closed. 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, […]

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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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