Sunless Skies Soars past Kickstarter Goal

My posts about Kickstarter elicit two sentiments: that I’m becoming a mainstream indie gamer, as everything I want is already funded by the time I open their Kickstarter page; and that I’m not as clever a wordsmith as I think I am. Sunless Skies is the next game by developers Failbetter Games, an exploration role-playing game set in the same universe as their two main titles, Fallen London and Sunless Sea, and is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter – they’ve met their initial goal (in less than four hours!), but with stretch goals and whatnot, the sky’s the limit. Continue reading “Sunless Skies Soars past Kickstarter Goal”


Sunless Sea’s Zubmariner out in less than a week

And it has a trailer now, nice. Sunless Sea‘s [Official Site] Zubmariner is the first content pack for the role-playing slash exploration game by Fallen London developers Failbetter Games, and will broaden – or deepen – your frontiers by introducing the Unter-unterzee. It’s out in less than a week, on the 11th, free for those who bought the game in Early Access, almost a year after it was first announced. Continue reading “Sunless Sea’s Zubmariner out in less than a week”

It Came from the Deep (Space): Leviathans expansion for Stellaris

I knew only good things could come out from Sunless Sea’s Creative Director Alexis Kennedy partnership with Paradox Interactive, and indeed my suspicions seem confirmed: Stellaris’ [Review] first expansion, titled Leviathan, has now been announced. It brings changes to Fallen Empires, independent entities and other things, and will be released alongside the Heinlein patch. Continue reading “It Came from the Deep (Space): Leviathans expansion for Stellaris”

Sunless Sea creative director guest writing for Stellaris

There are two ways to start a weekend: the regular way, and the one where you find out that one of the writers for one of gaming’s best collection of words, Sunless Sea, is writing for another game you very much enjoy: Stellaris [Review]. Alexis Kennedy is the creative director and co-founder of Failbetter games, a company best known for their browser-based game Fallen London and the exploration role-playing game Sunless Sea, and will be guest writing content for Paradox’s space 4x-turned-grand strategy game. Continue reading “Sunless Sea creative director guest writing for Stellaris”

Have you heard of A House of Many Doors?

There are times when I see myself as a sort of pamphleteer, looking at something I enjoy or find interesting and thinking to myself ‘Huh, more people should know of this’. Such is the case with books, TV shows and, evidently, games. I talked of A House of Many Doors back when it was being kickstarted, and since then – with both the kickstarter funds and Failbetter’s Fundbetter initative – it has come a long way. Have you heard of it? Continue reading “Have you heard of A House of Many Doors?”