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

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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How to make an island
Aug 13, 12:00am

Hi folks, Paul here. I’ve been meaning to do an arty blog for ages, and since most of my time at the moment is spent making new terrain, I thought I’d go through that process for you step by step.  This isn’t especially technical, but it’ll make more sense if you’ve got a passing knowledge […]

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Aug 13, 12:38pm

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

Aug 3, 6:10pm

The Bazaar confidently expects you will enjoy this fantasy of Surface travel:

Jul 30, 4:32pm

Sunless Sea's Emerald update is live: map shuffling, Salt Lions and the Sea of Autumns, nameable ships, smarter bats.

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