Sunless Sea sequel announced: Sunless Skies

Sunless Sea sequel announced: Sunless Skies

I haven’t gotten around to playing Sunless Sea yet-that said it looks interesting to me and its on the not bought yet backlog that haunts my actual backlog that all PC gamers accumulate as time goes on. Basically the game is a roguelite set in London after its somehow gotten far underground, without any exposure to the actual sky-lovecraftian horrors and darkness now infesting the sea that surrounds London.  I will probably eventually get around to it, but now the sequel is on its way according to the devs-this time taking place in space. Here’s some information they posted in their announcement.

“7 facts about Sunless Skies

  1. As with Sunless Sea, it’ll be rich with stories. The Victorian Empire in space – the High Wilderness – a “blistering, wonderful night” among the thrones and domains of the stars. The Empress has abandoned London and led an exodus to the High Wilderness, to carve out a new British Empire. With the Empire being increasingly authoritarian, bohemians, revolutionaries and outcasts – like you – are trying to make a life for themselves on its fringes.

  2. It will elaborate on Sunless Sea. We’re enhancing the stuff we liked, and refining the experience. It will be a punishing game, but respectful of your time.

  3. At full release, it will be available on the same platforms at launch which Sunless Sea is available on now: Windows, Mac and Linux.

  4. We will use Early Access again, taking on board all of the lessons we learned from Sunless Sea.

  5. Why the name? The stars are dying. The stars are the Judgements: the inventors, arbiters and enforcers of the universe’s laws – but a revolution has begun, and the stars are being murdered.

  6. Our influences include: the science fiction of H G Wells and C S Lewis, the planetary romances of Leigh Brackett, Art Nouveau, Event Horizon, trains.

  7. We are running a Kickstarter for it in February! Stop the clocks, mark your diaries, save your pennies!”

Personally it sounds interesting to me, and I’m curious to see how it turns out-lets just hope some lovecraftian cosmic horror creeps into it, because that shit is my jam and seeing it feature so heavily in games recently is really nice. Guess we’ll see how it looks when the kickstarter rolls around-but from the information they’ve presented this is also interesting to me on a conceptual level.


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