Some games rely on visual stimuli to craft an atmosphere, while others rely on sound. Others still hinge upon their writing. Sunless Sea, a 2D exploration game for PC set in a hellish underground waterworld, is one of those titles. Now, less than two years after its release, developer Failbetter Games is preparing a sequel called Sunless Skies.
While you don't have to play Sunless Sea to jump into Skies, it is set ten years after the events of the previous game in the "Fallen London" universe. Queen Victoria aims to expand her empire into space, and you're in charge of charting a course through its celestial waters. With high-risk gameplay based upon themes of horror, corruption, and dubious morality, Sunless Skies is sure to be as unnerving as its prequel.
If you're interested in seeing this vision of Victorian sci-fi brought to life, you can help fund its development over on Kickstarter. Sunless Skies is slated for a PC release in May 2018.
Source: Press Release