LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.
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Release Date: Feb 6, 2015

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January 31

Play the Pirate Poet and Cladery Heir stories for free!

Pirate Poet and Cladery Heir available now!

As of today’s update, the Pirate Poet and Cladery Heir are available to all players of Sunless Sea as part of the base game, and free of charge!

We consulted with our Kickstarter backers before Christmas and they have graciously said that the more people can play all of the content, the better. Please thank them, their backing made this happen!

The Pirate Poet
Captains, beware! The Pirate-Poet now zails the zee, seeking a worthy rival. The pirates of Gaider’s Mourn tell many stories of this clay corsair. Can you be the one to finally best her?

The Cladery Heir
A surgeon of such skill that she can amputate flaws of character and excise unwanted foibles…

The Cladery Heir is a new officer with her own storyline - during which you can acquire a new ship, the Cladery Heart. She can be picked up at Fallen London when you have 'A New Recruit' at 1 or more.

Sunless Skies Kickstarter: TOMORROW!

Talking of Kickstarter, hopefully you’ll be well aware that the campaign to fund Sunless Sea’s sequel is beginning tomorrow at 16:00 GMT.

Here's a teaser trailer to pique your interest.

Here's a sneak preview of the Kickstarter page so you can scope the rewards before anyone else!

We're so excited to know what you think - please leave us comments below.

The Kickstarter ends at 1900 GMT on 3 March, so don't miss out!

Our podcast begins!

We’ve started a live podcast on Twitch! So far there have been two episodes:

Ep 1 on Twitch: Game design with Liam Welton
Ep 2 on Twitch: Game art and Sunless Skies sneak peeks with Paul Arendt

Ep 3 will be live at twitch.tv/failbettergames on Friday 3 February, 16:00 GMT

Sunless Sea on iOS

As if all of that wasn’t enough, we’ll be releasing Sunless Sea on iOS this spring.

This is the full version of the base game with all content updates, reworked for a touch interface. (It does not include Zubmariner.)

Follow us on @failbettergames to ensure you hear about the release!

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December 22, 2016

Zubmariner is 15% off!

Hello, delicious new Zailor friends who’ve joined us in the Steam sale!

Zubmariner, the sizable expansion to Sunless Sea, is discounted by 15%! Join us under the Unterzee!

If you have any trouble with our games, email sunless@failbettergames.com to reach support - but please be aware that we are on reduced cover for Christmas. In the meantime, we're sure you'll find the community here (and in r/sunlesssea) very helpful.

Sunless Skies Update

Pre-production work on the sequel to Sunless Sea continues apace! Discover a little more about the setting - the High Wilderness - and how if differs from space, in our latest blog.



Sunless Skies will be coming to Kickstarter on 1 February 2017. We hope you'll come with us beyond the Avid Horizon!

Accessibility Survey

Lastly, if you’d like to help us improve the accessibility of our games, we're currently seeking thoughts in our accessibility survey. We'd love to hear from you if you generally use accessibility settings when playing games.

That's all from us until 2017! Take care at Zee, dear friends, and we'll see you when you return to home waters.

Your friends,
Failbetter Games

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Reviews

“Sunless Sea's method of storytelling isn't unique, but it has never been realised with such impact and elegance.”
10/10 – Eurogamer

“Absolutely the best writing in any video game since, well, as long as I can remember.”
10/10 – PCGamesN

“a very compelling and satisfying adventure... The realm of possibilities seems endless, and every time I set sail I find something new.”
9/10 – Destructoid

About This Game

LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE.

Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.

If the giant crabs, sentient icebergs and swarms of bats don’t get you, madness and cannibalism certainly will. But that old black ocean beckons, and there’s loot for the brave souls who dare to sail her.

Betray your crew, sell your soul to a Devil, marry your sweetheart. Survive long enough and you’ll achieve your life’s ambition.

You will die, but your legacy will live on…

Key features

  • A deep, compelling world packed with 350,000+ words of stories and secrets. Find your father’s bones. Determine London’s destiny. Defy the gods of the deep sea.
  • Beautiful, hand drawn art - castles of sparkling ice, prisons perched on lily pads, fog-shrouded lighthouses and the DAWN MACHINE.
  • Your captain will die. But you can pass on resources from one generation to the next. Acquire a family home and a hoard of heirlooms. Build up your own story across generations of zailors who braved the sea and lost - or won...
  • Real-time combat against ships and Zee-beasts, spider-crewed dreadnoughts and sentient icebergs.
  • Light and dark, terror and madness: stray too far from the gas-lamps of civilisation and your crew will grow fearful and eventually lose their sanity.
  • Upgrade your steamship with powerful engines, cannons and pneumatic torpedo guns. (Or buy a bigger, better ship.)
  • Hire unique officers like the Haunted Doctor and the Irrepressible Cannoneer. Each has a story to tell, if you can draw it out of them.
  • Choose a ship’s mascot: the Comatose Ferret, the Wretched Mog, the Elegiac Cockatoo, and more!
  • Trade or smuggle silk and souls, mushroom wine and hallucinogenic honey.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2Ghz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 2Ghz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2Ghz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card, OpenGL Core
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
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