If you've not played Sunless Skies, you absolutely should and the free enhanced Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition is officially out now for all players. An absolutely magnificent experience overall, and now better than ever with a number of big upgrades. Awesome writing, backed up by an incredible style that really absorbs your attention.
Some highlights of what's new includes (full patch notes):
- Major changes to character progression. We’ve reworked the interface, and added new facets to define your captain – did you lose your soul (and find it again)? Do you have a special connection with spies, devils, talking rats, or Rubbery Men? And legendary captains can now continue to improve their ability even after reaching the cap of level 20.
- A reworked and expanded starvation system. As desperation grows, you can now attempt to eat an unprecedented selection of unwise, unpleasant, or tragic things.
- A new exotic engine. It’s very fast, but not very good at stopping…
- A complete rework of controller support and many improvements to interfaces, to make it as smooth and pleasant as possible on consoles.
"Sunless Skies is a Gothic Horror roleplay game with a focus on exploration and exquisite storytelling. The only thing between you and the waste-winds, storms and cosmic lightning is your engine. Tend and upgrade it, buy weaponry and exotic equipment, and keep her hull in good shape to hold the hostile Heavens at bay."
Look, you get to soar through the skies in a Space Train, with some incredible gothic scenes and masterful story-telling. What more can you possibly want in a game? Don't pass up on this one. Brilliant.
What's next for Failbetter Games? They're working on Mask of the Rose: a Fallen London, a romance visual novel set in the Fallen London universe.