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Update 0.4, “GOLD”: Early Access!

By Failbetter, June 17, 2014 · General Update Sunless Sea

This is the first retail release of Sunless Sea – it should be available in just a few hours (when Humble Bundle set the build live). Here’s what you can expect!

  • Khan’s Heart and Khan’s Glory, the ports of the New Khanate. (Khan’s Shadow is also available to visit, although it’s quite spartan just now). The Snares is also rather prettier.
  • A huge rebalance to spawning and enemy difficulty. They’re more wide-spread, less likely to gang up on you in numbers and in some cases much more dangerous.
  • More stories in nearly all the existing ports.
  • A new London shop and a number of Bridge items to equip – choose improved glim-lamps that focus on your Mirrors stat, or less powerful, more subtle instrumentation to hunt enemies without denting your Veils
  • More combat options for you and enemies, including Potent Flares, Obscure Overloads and the use of the Unclear Device.
  • Unforgiving vs Merciful Mode for saving options! Unforgiving is the default autosave-only option – Merciful Mode allows manual saving. There are explanations in game.
  • Defy the gods! Turn your back on Salt, Stone and Storm for a huge one-time Terror decrease – but you’ll cut yourself off from them forever.

Our next major release will be on 1st July – we’ve split the originally planned GOLD release into GOLD and CORSAIR’S GOLD, so we can sort out some Steam features. The Steam release will, oddly enough, also be on 1st July – backers,  and anyone buying through Humble Bundle, will get Steam keys after that!

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Alexis Jun 21, 10:54am

You're on the list - we just have low bandwidth and a big to-do list. Hold tight! :)

bucaneer Jun 21, 10:35am

I did that immediately, but I've only received the automated response and no Linux access in 2+ days. Should I be concerned?

Alexis Jun 18, 9:47pm

Drop us a line at sunlesssea@failbettergames.com along with proof of purchase, and we'll hook you up.

bucaneer Jun 18, 6:21pm

Very excited about this! But what about the (experimental, unsupported) Linux build? A post in the Greenlight forums said that it exists and mostly works, and I'd very much like to get my hands on it if possible.

Akos Jun 17, 4:38pm

When can we except the game? Really want to buy it! :)

D Jun 17, 4:20pm

I find myself in the same position as Ice. Cannot–sleep–till–game––– And I deleted my Twitter account without realising that it was the only way to get into Echo Bazaar, so now I can't even do that. ;_;

Ian Jun 17, 3:41pm

Very much looking forward to when the humble store updates so I can get my hands on this :)

RubberyLove Jun 17, 3:14pm

Do you guys know when it might launch? I'm super excited, and I can't seem to help myself from refreshing the humble page every couple of minutes. Also: WIll it be possible to form a crew exclusively of Rubbery Men? I hope so. I will be sad if it is not.

Alexis Jun 17, 2:04pm

Our sympathies! Here is some coffee to perk you up. http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/a/AnAromaticBonus

Ice Jun 17, 12:22pm

I WAITED UP ALL NIGHT FOR THIS GAME CAUSE FOR SOME REASON I WAS EXPECTING A MIDNIGHT RELEASE. THAT WAS 8 HOURS AGO. I'M STILL AWAKE.