Sunless Skies

Entrant 2020

Failbetter Games


Sunless Skies is a Gothic Horror roleplay game with a focus on exploration and exquisite storytelling.

Command a flying steam locomotive through The High Wilderness: a vision of space as shifting, wind-swept ruins where the laws of the cosmos are not as we imagined.

Unfettered by trivial things like gravity, the Victorian Empire have pushed their tendrils into this new world, and their ambition is savage.

Sail the stars and lead your crew into trouble and out of their minds. Smuggle souls, barter for crates of time, stop for cricket and a cup of tea. Balance fuel, supplies and your captain's nightmares against your desire for new horizons, knowledge or riches. Face down sights never meant for human eyes. How will the dark change you?