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Explore a universe steeped in celestial horror and ravaged by Victorian ambition in this literary RPG for PC, Mac and Linux.
Explore a universe steeped in celestial horror and ravaged by Victorian ambition in this literary RPG for PC, Mac and Linux.
11,739 backers pledged £377,952 to help bring this project to life.

Now Available on Early Access!

Posted by Failbetter Games (Creator)

Delicious backers,   

Sunless Skies
is now available for Early Access on Steam and Games in Development on GOG! Thank you from the bottom of our Neathy hearts for backing Sunless Skies! 

We are delighted to invite you from the depths of the Unterzee to join us in the gusty, undiscovered vaults of the High Wilderness. The stars are dying; they leave behind territories rich in secrets and opportunity. 

Explore the Reach—the first, and most verdant, region of Sunless Skies. The Reach is designed to be a small but functional piece of the entire game. Fly a locomotive, engage in combat, experience Terror and Hunger, interact with stories, and die. A lot.

Over the coming months we’ll be adding more stories, more regions, and more complexity to its gameplay—more of everything really. If you’d like an idea of what will be initially available from the 30th August, check out our development blog from yesterday and our FAQ

If you’re looking to experience a complete game void of bugs, we strongly recommend you wait until the game’s full release—your Kickstarter keys will give you access all the way through. However, if you are happy to traverse the High Wilderness first, reporting bugs and sending feedback along the way, then we hope to see you out there Skyfarer!  

And, if you’d like to pick up Sunless Sea for iPad, it’ll be on sale in celebration of the Sunless Skies Early Access launch for £6.99 / $6.99 from 30th August - 3rd September!  

Thank you for your support through everything, we have the most delicious fans. See you out in space! 

If you are a Kickstarter backer who has not received your key by 31st of August, please message along with your backer number.

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      Josh Humphries on

      Javier Altman - you filled out a survey a while back that asked you which key you'd like. You chose GOG.

    2. Javier Altman on

      Awesome! I got a GOG Dev key, but I was hoping to get a Steam Early Access key as well - is that not the case? Some clarification on this would be appreciated. Thanks!

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      Mads Proitz on

      Can't wait to get my key, time to hit refresh all day

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      Kaleena on

      I am so excited and cannot wait until I get home from work tonight!