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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 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

Writer and 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

Lead Artist

An inventive and meticulous gentleman.

Bruno Dias

Bruno Dias

Lead Narrative Systems Designer

A prolix and mercurial creature.

Hannah Flynn

Hannah Flynn

Communications Director

An ebullient, technicolour individual.

Jim

Jim Frisby

Back-End Web Developer

A pauciloquent and selcouth individual.

Chris Gardiner

Chris Gardiner

Director of Narrative

An optimistic and beneficent gentleman.

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George Lockett

Senior Writer

An orderly and thaumaturgic gentleman.

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Erion Makuo

Senior Artist

A venturesome and cabalistic individual.

Helena Morris

Helena Morris

Operations Manager

A sagacious and scrupulous individual.

Adam Myers

Adam Myers

CEO

A bejumpered and socratic gentleman.

Séamus ó Buadhacháin

Séamus Ó Buadhacháin

Senior Programmer

A reserved and entomopoeic gentleman.

Lesleyann White

Lesleyann White

Test and Release Manager

A sigil-ridden and vivacious individual.

Stuart Young

Stuart Young

Senior Producer

A garrulous and ardent gentleman.