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Rachel, David, and the Tentergrounds Synagogue

June 8, 2021 · Fallen London Mask of the Rose

You can learn more about Mask of the Rose and watch the video on Kickstarter. We’ll be back with more staff updates like this one during the development process! This blog is by our Director of Narrative, Chris Gardiner The Fallen London universe is more than ten years old and consists of actual millions of […]

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Character Positioning in Mask of the Rose

May 20, 2021 · Mask of the Rose

You can learn more about Mask of the Rose and watch the video on Kickstarter. We’ll be back with more staff updates like this one during the development process! This blog is by our Art Director, Paul Arendt. Staging scenes in a visual novel is a little like directing a play; you have a set, […]

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Making the Mask of the Rose Campaign Video

April 8, 2021 · Mask of the Rose

You can learn more about Mask of the Rose and watch the video on Kickstarter. We’ll be back with more staff updates like this one during the development process! From the moment we decided to create a Kickstarter campaign for Mask of the Rose, we knew we needed a bespoke campaign video. We’d already made […]

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Designing Characters for Mask of the Rose

March 9, 2021 · Kickstarter Mask of the Rose

Establishing a Cast for Our Story One of the first things we did during narrative pre-production was invent the ensemble cast for Mask of the Rose. We knew we wanted a range of character types, with varied ethnicity, age, gender, body type, and social class. Along with demographic variety, we wanted a variety of perspectives: […]

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A Romantic Game That You Can Play Platonically?

February 12, 2021 · Mask of the Rose

Mask of the Rose is a game about love – and one of the first things you can define about your character is whether you’re looking for long-term romance, shorter connections, friendship, or found family. So why write a game about love and then let the player opt out of romancing anyone? We want to tell […]

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Our Kickstarter for Mask of the Rose is live!

February 8, 2021 · Mask of the Rose

Hello!  In November we announced our new game, Mask of the Rose, and we’ve just launched the Kickstarter! Mask of the Rose is a romantic visual novel set in the same universe as our award-winning games Fallen London, Sunless Sea, and Sunless Skies. It takes place in Victorian London, not long after the city was […]

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AMA for Mask of the Rose

January 29, 2021 · Mask of the Rose

We’re doing an AMA in r/games on Monday 8th February, 6pm GMT, to mark the launch of our Kickstarter campaign for Mask of the Rose! We’ll be using the account u/failbettergames, with other Failbetters joining in. See you there!  

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Choose the scent for a Mask of the Rose candle!

January 27, 2021 · Mask of the Rose

Have you ever wondered what the Neath smells like? We’re teaming with Gametee on the physical rewards for our Kickstarter campaign for Mask of the Rose, which launches Monday 8th February. One of the physical rewards will be a gaming candle themed to Mask of the Rose. Gametee make gorgeous and gloriously fragranced candles. They’re […]

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