Navigate, survive, explore! Roam a vast underground ocean in a customised steamship. Trade with strange new lands. Battle sea monsters. Smuggle souls. Seduce your crew. Go mad and hallucinate lizards. You are the captain. It’s your call…

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Thirty years ago, London was stolen. Now it rests on the shore of the Unterzee, that old dark ocean under the world. Hell is close, immortality is cheap, and the screaming has largely stopped…

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Failbetter Games

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 itself, a highly acclaimed Victorian fantasy RPG set in a unique subterranean city, and Sunless Sea, an exploration and trading game set in a vast underground ocean of the same world.

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Latest news

Fallen London Sponsors the Kitschies
Aug 27, 12:00am

Fallen London, Sunless Sea and our other work are all fruits of the interactive fiction tree, or, possibly, beasts which have grown vast and hungry in the bosky nooks of the digital storytelling forest. But more than that, our debt to literature has always been deep – we’ve talked elsewhere about how much we owe to everyone from Jack Vance […]

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The Riddle of STEEL
Aug 17, 12:00am

Last month, we announced we’d devote an entire update – STEEL – to improving combat. Improving and polishing, not rebuilding from the ground up. Some mechanical tweaks, some substantial balance improvements, and some of the enhancements we’d always planned (like better story integration) and we’d be on our way. So we spent a couple of […]

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WH Auden on choice and consequence
Aug 14, 12:00am

“My subjective experience is living is one of having continually to make a choice between given alternatives, and it is this experience of doubt and temptation which seems more important and memorable to me then the actions I take when I have made my choice.”

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Aug 26, 4:33pm

Friends! Be watchful. We are preparing a platter of new content! Mutton Island bustles with preparations. Set the tables. Hoist the bunting!

Aug 26, 3:56pm

We are delighted to announce that Fallen London is sponsoring the Kitschies! Find out more here:

Aug 13, 12:38pm

A new Sunless Sea developer blog! How to make an island:

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