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About Us

Purveyors of only the finest examples of interactive narrative – Failbetter are an independent games studio, creating games and stories mostly set in the Fallen London Universe. At present, there’s Fallen London, a highly acclaimed Victorian fantasy RPG set in a unique subterranean city, Sunless Sea, an exploration and trading game set in a vast underground ocean of the same world (plus its expansion, Zubmariner), Sunless Skies, a spacefaring exploration RPG, and upcoming romance visual novel Mask of the Rose.

The Team

Paul Arendt

Paul Arendt

Art Director

A hollow-eyed and reclusive gentleman.

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Luke van den Barselaar

Editor

A sanguine and percipient individual.

Olatz Castaño

Olatz Castaño

Senior Gameplay Programmer

A resilient, inquisitive force.

James Chew

James Chew

Senior Writer

A dapper and efficient gentleman.

Tobias Cook

Tobias Cook

Senior Artist

An inventive and meticulous gentleman.

Bruno Dias

Bruno Dias

Senior Writer and Narrative Designer

A prolix and mercurial creature.

Hannah Flynn

Hannah Flynn

Communications Director

An ebullient, technicolour individual.

Chris Gardiner

Chris Gardiner

Director of Narrative

An optimistic and beneficent gentleman.

Connor Halford

Connor Halford

Senior Gameplay Programmer

A methodical, industrious individual.

Helena Morris

Helena Morris

Operations Manager

A sagacious and scrupulous individual.

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George Lockett

Senior Writer

An orderly and thaumaturgic gentleman.

Adam Myers

Adam Myers

CEO

A bejumpered and socratic gentleman.

Séamus ó Buadhacháin

Séamus Ó Buadhacháin

Programmer

A reserved and entomopoeic gentleman.

Emily Short

Emily Short

Creative Director

A weathered and daedalic individual.

Lesleyann White

Lesleyann White

Principal QA Tester

A sigil-ridden and vivacious individual.

Stuart Young

Stuart Young

Senior Producer

A garrulous and ardent gentleman.