Sunless Skies was one of our favorite games (opens in new tab) of last year, in large part due to the fog-drenched Fallen London setting and evocative writing from developer Failbetter Games, which also developed Sunless Sea.
Ineffable sky horrors may defy explanation, but the writing of them doesn't: The Failbetter crew is hanging out in our new forums (opens in new tab) this week to offer advice on writing weird horror and interactive fiction, with practical tips from their experience creating some of the best narrative adventures on PC.
They're also giving away some gorgeous Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies-themed playing cards. Here's what Failbetter has posted so far and what's to come:
- Writing Weird: How we make inventive horror in the Fallen London Universe
- Giveaway: Sunless Sea, Sunless Skies, Special Edition Playing Cards
- Impactful Game Stories: How we focus game story ideas into something tight, memorable, and manageable to write
- The Faces and Places of Fallen London: A gallery of our art with commentary from artists Paul Arendt and Tobias Cook
- [REDACTED] (coming Friday)
If you missed the news this week, you've probably gathered that we have forums now (or again, if you've been around for a while). The PC Gamer forums (opens in new tab) are another way to chat about the latest in PC gaming, give advice or ask for help from PC Gamer readers and writers, and interact with guests like Failbetter from time to time.
We also hope to bring the best material from the forums onto the site, and will be inviting answers to our weekly questions (opens in new tab) in the General Gaming section. This week's question: What game would make a great Netflix series? (opens in new tab)
If you're new to the forums—which most are given that they launched just yesterday—sign up and introduce yourself here (opens in new tab). You'll find Failbetter's posts in the Studio Spotlight (opens in new tab) section this week.