Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately not. You can use a debit or credit card associated with Visa, Discover (in the US), MasterCard, or American Express to back via Kickstarter.
For the Sunless Sea Kickstarter only 2% of people pledged via Fate, and it was quite a headache to manage two lists of backers when doing surveys, fulfilling rewards and communicating with backers after the Kickstarter ended. The same goes for maintaining a separate list of people who've backed via PayPal. Apologies!Last updated:
Skinny-fit t-shirts aren’t available in as fine a quality as the cut which Gametee use. The unisex cut is very flattering and also has a generous print area for our ambitious design - which also wouldn’t fit on a skinny t-shirt!Last updated:
The full game is slated for release in May 2018, with an Early Access release in summer 2017!Last updated:
We expect them to be delivered in this order, and roughly to these dates, though if the development timeline changes then these will also change:
April/May 2017 - T-shirts
Summer 2017 - Sunless Skies Early Access
Summer 2017 - Spring 2018 - Scouts, Mascots, Correspondence, Backer NPCs and Backer Locations
May 2018 - Full release of Sunless Skies!
July 2018 - Star Charts
August 2018 - Lore Book and SoundtrackLast updated:
Unfortunately, due to the volume of words in Sunless Sea/Sunless Skies and the challenges of maintaining quality across languages, we’re not able to provide official translations. We’d love to translate something in future, but it will need to be a different kind of project.Last updated:
Will there be connections between Sunless Skies and Sunless Sea/Fallen London, like the Whisper-Locked Boxes and Parabolan Panthers?
Sadly no. We are retooling the way we deliver stories in Sunless Skies to make it work better with Steam and GOG, and make the experience of Sunless Skies better. Metaqualities such as these have been cut to make these improvements possible.Last updated:
Not exactly. The captains in Sunless Skies won't have the same stat types and backstories, and the way they progress will be quite different, meaning they're not really compatible across games.
But! There will be an option for your captain in Sunless Skies to be a former zee-captain by background, and you can of course name them as you like, meaning you can continue your role play experience if you fancy. :)Last updated:
The t-shirt is exclusive to the campaign period and will not be made available for sale after the Kickstarter.
The Star Chart may be available separately in the distant future, and with amendments to indicate it is a separate edition. The version for the Kickstarter will be the only one exactly like it, so you'd best grab one while you can!Last updated:
We learned a lot about making accessible games for PC during the development of Sunless Sea and via the accessibility survey we did before Christmas - thank you if you filled it out!
The features we added to Sunless Sea will either remain for this game, or be improved: text resizing, user interface scaling and keyboard remapping.
Many people requested keyboard support for the UI in Sunless Sea, so we’re making it a priority in Sunless Skies. In addition, we aim to have full controller support for game by launch. This, coupled with a scalable UI and improved resolution options, mean you will be able to play the game comfortably on a TV or large monitor. We also plan features specific to this game, including the option to turn off parallax scrolling.
We’ll be asking for your help while we’re in Early Access to make sure Sunless Skies stays on track to be as accessible as possible!Last updated:
The Cyclopean Owl Scout comes with every copy of the game acquired via Kickstarter, including gift copies!
The Obviously Delicious Rabbit is a Mascot, and is only available at a higher tier - so if you want to receive the Rabbit, you'll need to back at £50. :)Last updated:
We currently have no plans to enable add-ons for the campaign, sorry!Last updated:
Yes! Try our ongoing podcast for your questions: twitch.tv/failbettergames
And here's a writeup of a recent podcast which will give you some more detail about the game: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/failbetter/sunless-skies-the-sequel-to-sunless-sea/posts/1806060Last updated:
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