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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FAILBETTER IS HIRING: writer / narrative designer
Oct 22, 12:00am

THE ROLE Failbetter Games has an enviable reputation for storytelling. Ken Rolston (lead design on Elder Scrolls III and IV) has called us ‘a constant North Star of narrative design’. We’re growing, and we want to recruit a full-time writer with narrative design responsibilities, to work on our online game Fallen London, our PC game […]

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Things We Like: That Which Sleeps
Oct 21, 12:00am

Would you like to play a turn-based strategy game where you take the role of an ancient evil, using insidious powers and a network of sinister agents to prepare the way for your return? I know I would. Fortunately, King Dinosaur Games are making one. Their Kickstarter has already passed nine out of ten stretch […]

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An Ambitious Update
Oct 14, 12:00am

Every character in Fallen London has an Ambition: an epic personal quest that will take them on a hair-raising ride through the city’s darkest secrets. It might be an oath to avenge a loved one’s death. The pursuit of your heart’s desire. A hunt for the Neath’s greatest treasure. It’s been a while since we […]

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Oct 21, 4:39pm

Captains may now pay court to the Fathomking. Bring a story, or bargain for your dead.

Oct 17, 2:44pm

Further guidance on Unterzee battles. Today: increase your firepower!

Oct 14, 5:10pm

#SunlessSea is today's Daily Deal on Steam. A good moment for interested parties to embark:

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