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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ANYTHING NICE: Galatea (Emily Short)
Sep 22, 12:00am

Galatea is an early and influential experiment in NPC interaction by Emily Short with approximately two hundred billion endings[1]. Here is one, which has evocative and meta things to say about meaning in the context of an evocative, meta piece. “The effect stays with you for days, for weeks. Things catch your eye. Windows watch […]

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ANYTHING NICE: Assassin’s Creed 4 (some Canadian indie, I think?)
Sep 21, 12:00am

This has got to be a back-handed compliment, so let’s get to it… I gave up on Assassin’s Creed 3. There’s obviously lots of great stuff in there, but I played through a metafiction prologue then a metafiction tutorial then another prologue then a tutorial prologue then a cut scene and *then* the *opening credits* […]

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ANYTHING NICE: Fall From Heaven 2 (Derek Paxton)
Sep 20, 12:00am

FFH2 is a full-conversion mod which turns Civ IV into dark fantasy complete with gods, apocalypses, magic and a giant helping of lore from the designer’s long-running homebrew D&D campaign. But in a good way. (Paxton was subsequently hired by Stardock to work on fixing their flawed Elemental design, and did the excellent job you’d […]

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Sep 15, 3:33pm

On which last point: we would like to indicate, once more, how intensely, growlingly delicious you have been these five years. Thank you all

Sep 15, 12:29pm

We WILL BE hiring (but not quite yet):

Sep 11, 2:21pm

The Fruits of the Zee festival draws to a close. You have mere moments to purvey the last of your aquatic horrors.

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