Sunless Skies sequel announced to Sunless Sea

sunless skies announced sequel to sunless sea linux mac pc

#FailbetterGames have just announced the sequel to the popular exploration and #survival #RPG, Sunless Sea, called Sunless Skies.

This time gameplay will take place in the “High Wilderness,” an interesting name for “The Victorian Empire in space” as the studio explains.
Influenced by science fiction giants like H.G. Wells and CS Lewis, this sequel promises a rich story and narrative that made the first game so epic. The game will still be punishing in difficulty, but players can expect gameplay in a more refined experience.

Taking point from feedback based on the first game, Failbetter will use Early Access again and on full release the sequel will be available on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC.
A Kickstarter for the title will launch in February as pre-production continues, this sequel is shaping up to be a worthy investment according to details.

Here are the details from Failbetter Games:

7 facts about Sunless Skies

  1. As with Sunless Sea, it’ll be rich with stories. The Victorian Empire in space – the High Wilderness – a “blistering, wonderful night” among the thrones and domains of the stars. The Empress has abandoned London and led an exodus to the High Wilderness, to carve out a new British Empire. With the Empire being increasingly authoritarian, bohemians, revolutionaries and outcasts – like you – are trying to make a life for themselves on its fringes.
  2. It will elaborate on Sunless Sea. We’re enhancing the stuff we liked, and refining the experience. It will be a punishing game, but respectful of your time.
  3. At full release, it will be available on the same platforms at launch which Sunless Sea is available on now: Windows, Mac and Linux.
  4. We will use Early Access again, taking on board all of the lessons we learned from Sunless Sea.
  5. Why the name? The stars are dying. The stars are the Judgements: the inventors, arbiters and enforcers of the universe’s laws – but a revolution has begun, and the stars are being murdered.
    Our influences include: the science fiction of H G Wells and C S Lewis, the planetary romances of Leigh Brackett, Art Nouveau, Event Horizon, trains.
  6. We are running a Kickstarter for it in February! Stop the clocks, mark your diaries, save your pennies!

At the moment we are in pre-production: art concepts, topline story, weekly seminars looking at different aspects of Sunless Sea that we want to renew or update. We learned a lot creating SS, we’re looking forward to using that knowledge to make a smoother, more engaging sequel.


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