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Sunless Skies Will Emerge From Early Access on January 31st

Sunless Skies Will Emerge From Early Access on January 31st

Sunless Skies Will Emerge From Early Access on January 31st

This gothic horror RPG from Failbetter Games is a follow-up to Sunless Sea

Category: Upcoming Release
Written by: Karla Munger on January 23, 2019
Genre: Gothic Horror RPG
Developer: Failbetter Games
Publisher: Failbetter Games
Release Date: January 31, 2019
Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux

Sunless Skies is an RPG that focuses on exploration and storytelling. You’ll pilot a space-faring locomotive in which you carve out an existence by smuggling and trading. You’ll also behold wonders and battle cosmic abominations in the heavens.

The stars are alive but they’re dying. Something is snuffing them out, one by one.

Chris Gardiner, Narrative Director: Often, SUNLESS SKIES is about the price you pay for curiosity. It unfolds a world populated with deep, dark stories that lure you on, but leave their mark.

It’s an alternate history, where Queen Victoria has rebuilt London in the heavens. But this isn’t space as we know it: it’s a windy celestial wilderness littered with offshoots of empire, ruined libraries, rebellious enclaves, distressing monsters, and domains of the dead.

Creative Director Paul Arendt: We’ve been delighted and humbled by the success of SUNLESS SEA. Feedback from our community of players has helped us to make SUNLESS SKIES even better — more accessible to newcomers without sacrificing the unique atmosphere of wonder and dread.

Stories lie at the heart of all our games. You spend a lot of time in Sunless Skies reading, so we’ve invested effort into making the reading experience more of a pleasure. We’ve brought depth and dimension to our 2D world with a much wider palette of moods and locations. Combat is almost balletic: you can strafe, spin and chase down enemies, each of whom have specific motivations and fight styles.

I’m delighted with this game; I sincerely hope that everyone who tries it will have an experience that stays with them for a long time.

The customizable settings in Sunless Skies enable you to tweak your locomotive’s movement and refine combat difficulty to find an appropriate challenge level. The game also offers full controller support.

Sunless Skies will be released January 31st on Windows, Mac and Linux, and will be available from Steam, GOG  and the Humble Store.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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