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

Oct 31, 12:00am

Carnelian is here, tweaked slightly from the roadmap, but replete with new content and improvements to combat: CONTENT Visit Saviour’s Rocks, seat of the Tree of Ages Guest content by Richard Cobbett, highly appropriate for some late-night, lights-off Halloween zailing: Saviour’s Rocks, home of the sorrow spiders. Richard is a UK-based freelance writer and journalist […]

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Installing Yosemite? Read this first!
Oct 27, 12:00am

Hi everyone. We just wanted to let you know about a potential issue for Sunless Sea mac players who are planning to install Apple’s latest OS Yosemite. Sunless Sea runs on the Unity engine, and While there have been no reported issues with running Unity games on Yosemite at this point, installing the OS involves […]

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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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Oct 31, 11:10am

The feast of masks is upon us! Be certain of your confidences, delicious friends. #fallenlondon #hallowmas

Oct 29, 2:50pm

The Feast of Masks is almost upon us! Hallowmas returns to Fallen London for Halloween. Be careful who you trust.

Oct 27, 4:47pm

#SunlessSea players on Macs! Installing Yosemite? Follow our steps first to keep your save games:

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