Take Off Into Space With Sunless Skies
Following on from their 2015 success with Sunless Sea, London-based developer Failbetter Games are adding a new game to their repertoire called Sunless Skies. The game is currently nearing the end of its Kickstarter campaign and has amassed nearly triple its original target! The studio was hoping to crowdfund £100,000 but they are nearly at £300,000 with 9 days still to go!
Sunless Skies is a story-led top-down exploration game set in a Victorian England setting, already developed in the studio's first game Fallen London. Players take on the role of a captain onboard a locomotive spacecraft who sets out to explore the heavens, or the "High Wilderness" as it is called in the game. You will come face to face with great and terrible beasts who call it their home. As any good captain does, you will need to keep an eye on your crew to stop them from succumbing to the terror of facing these fearsome foes.
The game sets itself apart from others in the same genre by highlighting the technological and ideological differences between Victorian and modern day exploration.
“The idea of Victorians in space is absurd, but when you get beyond that, it’s actually terrifying. What would that much industrial hunger and capability do, if it were untethered by gravity and far from the moral compass of home?”
CEO and Art Director Paul Arendt
After the Kickstarter campaign has finished, the game is expected to get an Early Access release in Summer 2017 with the full game expected to release in May 2018.
Check out the Kickstarter video to find out more!