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

Jul 30, 12:00am

Whoof! What a month! On 1st July, we launched Sunless Sea in Early Access on Steam. It did, by the standards of an indie studio’s debut videogame, really very well. This was great – and thank you all for your support – but it also meant we spent weeks struggling to deal with support issues, […]

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We’re hiring! Marketing/Production Hybrid
Jul 16, 12:00am

Failbetter is looking for someone who can take on some of the production, communications and marketing tasks that currently get shared around the team: live operations, troubleshooting and resource management, game producer tasks, relationships with partners / press /distributors / Youtubers, recruitment.

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Pitching Potential; Dynamic Combat Music in Sunless Sea
Jul 15, 12:00am

[This is a guest post by Meghann O'Neill, who wrote the dynamically generated combat music for Sunless Sea.] Hi, My name is Meghann, or you may know me from Failbetter’s forums as Firky; after Firkraag, the red dragon in Baldur’s Gate 2.

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Jul 30, 4:32pm

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

Jul 29, 5:22pm

"This place is positively drenched in death..." Kotaku explores Sunless Sea:

Jul 14, 5:18pm

The Verge on Sunless Sea and Fallen London: "A wonderful update to the original game":

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