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Update: Traineeship in Games Writing FAQs

October 2, 2020 · Failbetter

There’s one more week to apply for our upcoming Traineeship in Games Writing for Black candidates – the deadline is 9AM BST, Friday 9th October. Full details here. When you submit your application, we recommend double checking that you’ve given us the necessary permissions on the Google Doc that you’ve shared with us. Make sure […]

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Update: Traineeship in Games Writing

September 25, 2020 · Failbetter

We’ve had a fantastic response so far to the traineeship we announced yesterday. We’ve also had a number of responses that while predictable are still disappointing, and confirm the need for the kind of opportunity we’re offering. There are claims that what we are doing – offering a paid traineeship to Black candidates – is […]

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Traineeship in Games Writing

September 24, 2020 · Failbetter Interns

Applications for this traineeship have now closed. Out of fairness to other candidates, we are unable to consider any further applications. We will announce future opportunities on this blog. Failbetter Games is offering a paid traineeship in game writing, running November 2 to December 11, for Black candidates. What we’re looking for We are looking for […]

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We’re Hiring! Senior Writer/Narrative Designer

April 9, 2020 · Failbetter Jobs

Update: applications for this position are now closed. We’re Failbetter Games, makers of Sunless Skies, Sunless Sea and Fallen London. We’re known for inventive narrative design and rich, atmospheric storytelling. We’re looking for an experienced writer and narrative designer to join our award-winning in-house writing team. Duties of this role include: Pitching story arcs and […]

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Charitable Endeavours 2019

October 5, 2018 · Failbetter Sunless Skies

We are planning on running a charitable event to coincide with the release of our next game, SUNLESS SKIES, in early 2019. We wanted the choice of charity beneficiary to reflect our values and the values of our community, so we asked you to nominate charities that were important to you. We were very touched […]

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Retiring the Fallen London App

February 19, 2018 · Android Failbetter Fallen London iOS

After careful consideration we’ve decided to close the Fallen London app on both iOS and Android. This will happen in stages: On 26th February, it’ll be removed from the App Store and Google Play store On 23rd March we will remove the option to purchase anything within the app (ie. Fate, Exceptional Friendship etc.). And […]

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And Further On

December 20, 2017 · Failbetter General Update

Hi all! It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post here – I got really busy. Turns out these games don’t make themselves! I’ve been particularly busy recently as, with sadness, today is my last day at Failbetter Games. I’ve spent the last two months handing over and making sure Sunless Skies […]

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Job: Contract Project Manager

November 16, 2017 · Failbetter Jobs

Failbetter Games is looking for a contract project manager with immediate availability to step into a key role managing the development of our flagship title Sunless Skies, the sequel to the successful and critically acclaimed Sunless Sea. The person we’re looking for will be able take control of major project in mid-development, improve existing processes […]

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5 Key Areas of Discoverability for Indie Devs | Part 5

August 8, 2017 · Failbetter

Whenever I ask indie devs what they’d like to know about marketing, a lot of them respond saying they have no idea where to begin. With this in mind, I went to Develop this year to give advice about how to get your game on people’s radar. I considered five key areas of discoverability: knowing […]

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