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Election 1898 comes to Fallen London, 13th – 24th July

July 3, 2020 · Fallen London

It’s Election season in Fallen London, and three noted Londoners have put their hats in the ring (sadly the hat is literal in only one case)! The festival begins on the 13th of July. Use the first week of Election to find out about the candidates and their platforms, and through cards in your Opportunity […]

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Railway, and what’s next

June 24, 2020 ·

Until not long ago, there was a treaty line between London and Hell. Then Virginia became Lord Mayor. You are invited to involve yourself in the formation of the Great Hellbound Railway Company. Aid in the construction of London’s new railway line to Hell’s Hinterlands, negotiate with the Tracklayers’ Union (via its fearsome representative, Furnace […]

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The Games for Readers Bundle

June 16, 2020 · Sunless Skies

  This delightful bundle of narrative games with a particular focus on the written word is now available on Steam – at a significant discount, for the next few days! 80 Days 1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just 80 days. Travel by airship, submarine, mechanical […]

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Whitsun has arrived!

May 11, 2020 · Fallen London

Whitsun is here: a new festival in Fallen London! Eggs have abruptly appeared all over London – in bath tubs, balanced on chimneys, nestled in sofas, tucked in the holds of docked ships. And they’re vast ones, the size of a beer barrel, an over-rounded dog, a prize-winning marrow. Acquire an egg. Apply augmentations to […]

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Exceptional Story for May: The Ballad of Johnny Croak

April 30, 2020 · Exceptional Friendship

A string of horrible murders strikes London, made all the more horrid by their permanence. Who is Johnny Croak, the legendary urchin with the lethal crossbow? What’s his connection to Mr Fires’ factories? And what’s with all the frogs? Written by Harry Tuffs Art by Tobias Cook Editing & QA: James Chew In addition to […]

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Sunless Sea is coming to Switch and Xbox this month!

April 9, 2020 ·

Surprise! Sunless Sea is coming out for Switch on 23rd April and XBoxOne on the 24th! You may have heard that we’ve been working on console ports for Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies. Initially we’d expected Sunless Skies to release first, with Sunless Sea following. Schedules on both projects have moved around a bit, meaning […]

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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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Your Own University Lab and Parabolan Base Camp

April 8, 2020 ·

Today we are unlocking some much-requested new stories for high level players! Your Own University Lab Perhaps you are ready for your own Laboratory. There are many studies you can do best with equipment. And obedient students. Hire assistants, research new objects and train students! A significant new area in Fallen London! Visible to anyone […]

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Exceptional Story for March: Shade of Yesterday

February 27, 2020 · Fallen London

Artists and the literati rejoice — a pen show visits London! Nibs as numerous as a battalion’s bayonets! Inks, in all the wild colours of the Neath! Try them to your hearts content! What’s that? Rumours of stolen memories? Utter nonsense. Come, and look at all the lovely pens. Shades of Yesterday is the first […]

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