Fallen London, the popular RPG browser game, has evolved and experimented a lot over the past decade. This included creating standalone spinoff games like Sunless sea, Sunless skyand an upcoming dating simulator. The flagship game continues to go strong, and developer Failbetter Games has released news of an update that includes a look at more port-related content for all of the sailing fans out there. It also looks like players are getting a story follow-up on some of the content and quest hubs that have been set up on islands and harbors from Sunless sea
The sea – or Zee, as it is called in the fiction of Fallen London – is not a popular feature right now. The developer is making a whole bunch of changes to the way travel works to keep things nice and smooth in anticipation of the next big content arc called Zeefarer.
Zeefarer is the next cycle of Fallen London updates that “includes several new ports for your ship to visit, each with their own stories and activities”.
Failbetter shared a little more information on what players can expect from Zeefarer in one Press release::
We look forward to returning to the Unterzee and exploring these places from a different perspective. As we explore the Lower Sea in fallen London, we can tell stories that we couldn’t have told in Sunless Sea.
The first target in Zeefarer will be the Khanate. The khanate you will encounter is a little different from the one you can remember Sunless sea – It’s been a couple of years.
The Khanate is a city that rivals London in beauty, power and wonder. It’s a place where the deep shadows are banished by electric light – mostly. It is a jewel that all of the powers of the Neath can capture but not entirely hold. Like London, it is one of the Great Game’s battlefields. And if you want to visit you have to bet something and sit at the table.
The Khanate is a haven designed to give endgame players a new reason to go to Zee. It is most interesting for anyone with access to Balmoral. However, expect that we will include more midgame content alongside new endgame locations in the future. For now, even if you don’t have an advanced railroad, you can still enjoy the new zailing experience. And the Unterzee is a sea, not a railroad – expect to be able to visit the new Zee ports more or less in any order.
Zeefarer launches on June 24th along with changes to the Zee Voyage system. More Zeefarer updates will be released in the coming months.