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We’re Hiring! Junior Editor (Part Time)

September 21, 2021 · Failbetter Jobs

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 a part-time Junior Editor for our game Fallen London, working around 21 hours a week with flexible scheduling – we can adjust the exact number of hours based on your […]

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Evolving Archie

September 16, 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. Some of the character designs for Mask of the Rose seem to arrive fully-formed. Griz, for instance, […]

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Updates to the Pickpocket’s Promenade

September 16, 2021 ·

The Crowds of Spite have long been popular with players in concept. But the need to spend opportunity card draws, combined with the low value of the rewards, made it so they passed out of relevance for most players too quickly. Today we’re releasing a small update that aims to address this and extend the […]

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The Blind Pianist and the Sallow Spirifer Return

September 2, 2021 ·

Yes, you read that right. Today we’re releasing the ending to the story of the Blind Pianist and the Sallow Spirifer, one of the early-game stories that remained without a conclusion. Available from the earliest stages of the game in Veilgarden, the story of the Sallow Spirifer and the Blind Pianist is one of the […]

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Exceptional Story for September: Damp Martyrs

August 26, 2021 · Exceptional Friendship Fallen London

A wealthy heiress has disappeared! Her family suspect kidnap, and blame the Circumcellion Brotherhood: a nautical band of martyr-marauders. Join a naval task force to uncover the truth, and learn whether salvation can be found on the cold Unterzee. Written by Gavin Inglis Art by Monika Eidintaite Editing and QA: Bruno Dias and James Chew […]

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Savour the Fruits of the Zee!

August 17, 2021 · Fallen London

Look out your rod and reel: the Fruits of the Zee Festival is upon us! The festival begins today, 17th August, and will end on the 31st. As summer winds down, enjoy calming fishing trips and indulge in a cornucopian repast of delights plucked fresh from the bounteous Zee. Hire a fishing boat, land a […]

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Leaving Pre-Production on Mask of the Rose

August 16, 2021 · Mask of the Rose Pre-Production

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! Greetings, masquers! This update is a little bit different to our usual posts. It’s partly a look at making the game, partly a progress update. Pre-production […]

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Metempsychosis Meets its End

August 12, 2021 · Fallen London

Since we announced Metempsychosis (or Meeting Your End/MYE) nearly a year ago, we’ve received a lot of feedback from all of you about what you’d like to see, and we’ve done further exploratory design and tech work on the feature. Unfortunately, the conclusions we reached from this process have led us to cancel Metempsychosis. This […]

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Exceptional Story for August: The Tempest

July 29, 2021 · Exceptional Friendship Fallen London

Weather? In London? A ferocious storm has come in from the zee. Join a crowd of storm chasers to examine this rare phenomenon. Consider the omens in the forks of lightning. Ignore the small child who persists in kicking your ankles. Written by Mary Goodden Art by Monika Eidintaite Editing and QA: Olivia Wood EXCEPTIONAL […]

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