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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February 12

Sunless Skies is out now!

Sunless Skies, our follow-up to Sunless Sea, is now available!

Sunless Skies has had, by some way, the best ever critical reception of our games. It's been called “Failbetter’s finest hour” by PC Gamer, “Terrifying and exhilarating” by PCGamesN, “Essential” by Eurogamer and “A triumph” by Gamespot. And at the time of writing we're at 87 on Metacritic, putting us right below a few little known games in their 2019 rankings called, umm, Slay the Spire, Apex Legends, and Resident Evil 2? Needless to say, we’re intensely grateful and delighted.

Sunless Skies is doing very well for us commercially, too. Far better than we needed it to do. We occasionally receive sympathetic enquiries about our financial health from the community; to be clear about that, we're in a very good position, and now we're really looking forward to spending several months further extending and improving Sunless Skies.

If you've yet to take a look, we hope you will.

The skies are yours,

Failbetter Games

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January 24

The Launch Trailer for Sunless Skies is here!

It's one week until SUNLESS SKIES releases from Early Access!



Discover what awaits you in the High Wilderness in the new launch trailer

It's been two years since the Kickstarter for SUNLESS SKIES, and we are so proud of the game that we've made. It's got all of the delicious stories you've come to expect from us, but - hopefully - in a game that's a more well-rounded experience.

Find out more about SUNLESS SKIES on its Steam page!

We hope you'll join us, and can't wait to hear what you think.

See you in the Heavens,
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.


Sunless Sea is a Gothic Horror RPG with a focus on exploration, exquisite storytelling and frequent death.

Captain a Victorian steamship on a vast underground sea


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.

Seek out intriguing individuals for your crew


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.

Stray from the gas-lamps of civilisation


Light and dark, terror and madness: spend too long on the wide, dark sea and your crew will grow fearful and eventually lose their sanity.

Carve a life for your captain in a cruel and unique world


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.

Your captain will die.


Pass on resources from one generation to the next. Acquire a family home and a hoard of heirlooms. Build a legacy of zailors who braved the sea and lost - or, occasionally, won.

Features

  • Beautiful, hand drawn art - castles of sparkling ice, prisons perched on lily pads, fog-shrouded lighthouses and the DAWN MACHINE.

  • Real-time combat against ships and Zee-beasts, spider-crewed dreadnoughts and sentient icebergs.

  • Upgrade your steamship with powerful engines, cannons and pneumatic torpedo guns. (Or buy a bigger, better ship.)

  • 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.

Who are Failbetter Games?

We’re a boutique games studio based in London, UK. We’ve been making indie games since 2009. If you’ve read this far, this game is almost certainly for you.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
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    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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