The Kickstarter campaign for Sunless Skies, Failbetter Games‘ 2D story based space exploration adventure title set in the Fallen London universe is now live. Gamers interested in backing the project will have 30 days to do so, and the minimum reward tier costs 15 GBP (19 USD) with more advanced tiers also available, including rewards such as Sunless Sea copies (Steam or GOG) or exclusive ingame items reserved to Kickstarter backers.
Sunless Skies is a 2D, top-down, story-led game of exploration, corruption and jeopardy from Failbetter Games.
It is the dawn of the 20th century, and London has taken to the stars! As the captain of a spacefaring locomotive you’ll behold wonders and battle cosmic abominations in the furthest heavens. Stake your claim. Fight to survive. Speak to storms. Murder a sun. Face judgement.
The developers have acknowledged that their first title had some issues in the combat department, so Sunless Skies will feature a much more user friendly combat system.
The pace of combat will remain measured and deliberate. It will be more viable for captains to outmanoeuvre their opponents for tactical advantage than it was in Sunless Sea, and there will be more scope for player skill.
We want combat to be challenging, but we know that means different things to different players. So we’ll provide a range of settings to adjust its frequency and difficulty, meaning that players can customise the experience to be right for them.