Failbetter’s Sunless Skies Kickstarter takes flight

Failbetter Games has launched the for Sunless Skies, its latest, star-faring addition to the steampunk fantasy universe of Fallen London. There’s a new trailer, too.

The developer is asking for £100,000 by 3rd March, out of an estimated total development cost of £330,000. £59,954 has been pledged by 1090 backers at the time of writing. Looks like it’s a goer, then.

Running on a mixture of Unity and Failbetter’s own StoryNexus narrative platform, the game is broadly comparable to Sunless Sea, the studio’s hit naval exploration game. Set 10 years later, it casts you as the captain of a star-faring locomotive, battling alien leviathans, privateers and other, more esoteric hazards as you travel through a decidedly windy vision of interplanetary space, in which sentient stars are mysteriously dying.