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Sunless Skies - the sequel to Sunless Sea

A project in London, UK by Failbetter Games

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Explore a universe steeped in celestial horror and ravaged by Victorian ambition in this literary RPG for PC, Mac and Linux.
Backers: 11739
Average Pledge Per Backer: £32

Funded: £377,952 of £100,000
Dates: Feb 1st -> Mar 3rd (31 days)
Project By: Failbetter Games
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Latest News

Behind the sunless scenes

February 14th - via:
Last week the London-based studio surprised fans and Sunless Skies backers alike with the news it had delayed the game and would cut four staff - a quarter of that same, tiny studio. Those who had talked so positively of life at Failbetter just six months prior were among those headed out the door. (Read More)

Sunless Skies Delayed Indefinitely as Failbetter Games Navigates Financial Difficulty

February 8th - via:
Failbetter Games (developers of Sunless Sea) are laying off staff due to financial difficulties, according to a new Kickstarter update. But why? Among other things, Failbetter acknowledges administrative changes and financial difficulties that had the potential of putting the studio  (Read More)

You're invited to our party!

March 3rd - via:
Psst - we're going live on twitch right now with a special extra-long podcast to celebrate the final hours of this Kickstarter! You're the reason we're here. If you can, drop by so we can pop a party popper for you and answer any questions you have!... (Read More)

You're ambitious! Join us on reddit for an AMA, right now!

March 2nd - via:
Join us on reddit right now for an AMA as we enter the final day of the campaign! As I write, we have just achieved our 25th social goal, and we're a long held breath away from £330,000. Everything we hoped to offer you is now confirmed! Incredible!... (Read More)

You’re blazing bright!

February 28th - via:
You’ve been busy. Very busy! In just three days you’ve blazed through four social goals, and more than tripled our original Kickstarter target! In these last days, there are still plenty of social goals to achieve, one more part of the Royal... (Read More)

You’re in the final straight!

February 24th - via:
It is a time for Final Things. Our final week on Kickstarter. Final revelations of social goals and rewards. Our final efforts to reach the full cost of Sunless Skies’ production: £330,000. And your final efforts to contribute to social goals and... (Read More)

You’re a force in the Skies!

February 20th - via:
Friends! There are almost twice as many of you heading to the Skies as there were striking out to Zee. So exciting! We're so glad to have you with us. We're back from a fruitful weekend at the PC Gamer Weekender, and you can expect to see the video... (Read More)

You're spreading the news!

February 16th - via:
As an added bonus during the Kickstarter, we've made Sunless Sea free to try this weekend! Tell your non-zailing, non-skyfaring pals! There's 66% off if they enjoy it, and there's also 15% off Zubmariner on Steam if any of you need some stories to... (Read More)

You're well on your way!

February 15th - via:
Friends! We are in the eye of the storm, now. We’re funded, and we have 16 days to go yet. The fanfares have died down and we’ve swept up the party poppers. Still: more than 100 of you are backing us every day! Thank you!  (Hello, new friend... (Read More)

Not sure whether to back us?

February 13th - via:
Here’s your buyer’s guide to Sunless Skies, covering all of the nitty-gritty questions we’ve received from people who were on the fence! THE MAIN THINGS TO THINK ON: We’re funded, so this game is happening! Do you want to come along for the... (Read More)

You're devilish!

February 10th - via:
We’ve made it to £240,000! Mercy. Thank you so much, delicious backers!  A beast of brass and steam! A midnight miracle of hydraulics! The Moloch is a new locomotive chassis for captains who believe in faring the stars in comfort and class,... (Read More)

7 Social Goals complete - here's your Gametee discount code!

February 7th - via:
You’ve only gone and done it! 7 goals complete, which means we’re releasing a discount code for Gametee’s gorgeous merchandise! Use SUNLESS10 at checkout by 3 March to get 10% off We’re enjoying working with Gametee so much. Their garments,... (Read More)

You're smugglers!

February 6th - via:
We are officially 200% funded! In fact, we were funded in 4 hours and 200% funded in 4 days. Quite remarkable. Thank you all! STRETCH GOALS Smuggling is now part of Sunless Skies! Trade in an enticing assortment of contraband goods! Demand exorbitant... (Read More)

You’re on fire!

February 3rd - via:
Delicious friends, You’ve temporarily exhausted our supply of superlatives. We’ll have to squeeze the writers for more. (They won’t mind.) We’re now within £15,000 of adding smuggling to the game - something we were very excited about when... (Read More)

Kickstarter Check-In: Apocalypse Now, Sunless Skies

February 3rd - via:
This time out we take a look at the campaigns for Erebus LLC and American Zoetrope's Apocalypse Now and Failbetter Games' Sunless Skies. (Read More)

You've been busy

February 2nd - via:
Friends! Backers! Wonderful, brilliant people! We apologise in advance for the amount of superlatives and exclamation marks in this update! We were FUNDED after FOUR HOURS on Kickstarter. !!!!! We were beside ourselves, and still are. We went to... (Read More)

We're overcome

February 1st - via:
Hello.  You’ve funded half of our goal in less than an hour. We’re quite overwhelmed. All of our top tier rewards sold out, too.  Um. And the names, on lovely maps.  Ok. Firstly, THANK YOU. You are wonderful, terrible, surprising and amazing.... (Read More)

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