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.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (26) - 73% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (5,086) - 83% of the 5,086 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 6, 2015

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May 7

#loveindies returns in June!

We're delighted to bring you another #loveindies celebration!

#loveindies is a chance for players and developers of indie games to share their favourites with one another, discover some new games to play, and raise up games which deserve more attention.

This year it'll be two weeks long, from the 3rd to the 14th of June in response to the excitement over last year's event. We've also introduced the #loveindies Review Hour, a global push to leave as many reviews on indie games as we can in one hour!

#loveindies is open to all. Here's full participation guide. Feel free to share it with friends, your favourite streamers, or indie developers who might benefit from getting involved.

Thank you as always for your support of our games and those of our fellow indies. It means the world.

As ever, your friends,
Failbetter Games
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May 2

LudoNarraCon is coming!

We're honoured to be taking part in the first ever LudoNarraCon!

LudoNarraCon is a digital convention celebrating narrative video games, taking place right here on Steam. All the fun of discovering new games without the barriers of access to a physical event!

From 10th to 13th May, developers from across the world will showcase their work in a celebration of interesting and innovative narrative games. This felt like a great idea to us, and we're so pleased to be selected to take part.

We'll be showcasing Sunless Skies with a special pre-recorded stream, featuring interviews with Chris Gardiner (Narrative Director) and Paul Arendt (Art Director). If you want to catch the recording, it's on Tuesday 7th May at 1630 BST, with the incredible Callofcthulhu on Twitch!

You can join in by watching the event live from 10am PT on the dedicated Steam landing page, and by checking out the live streams on the individual games' pages, starting at 11am PT.

Thank you to indie game label Fellow Traveller for inviting us to take part!

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“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

Sunless Skies is out now

The sequel to Sunless Sea, featuring hundreds more stories and improved gameplay!

About This Game


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.


  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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