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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

9 April, 2020 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Failbetter Games are delighted to announce that Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition will be available to download for Nintendo Switch on 23 April, and 24 April on Xbox One (Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition is already available on PS4). The Switch and Xbox ports are developed Nephilim Game Studios.

Failbetter Games is currently developing Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition for PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox. An exact release date is still TBC, although the studio is aiming for an August/September launch across all platforms.

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First released in 2015 for PC and Mac following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sunless Sea is Failbetter Games’ second title after the British studio made its debut with the cult browser game, Fallen London, which launched in 2009 and is still free to play at

When it launched, Sunless Sea received perfect 10/10 scores from Eurogamer and PCGamesN, and has a Metacritic score of 81. The game's storytelling received particular acclaim, winning Rock Paper Shotgun's 'Best Words' award, and receiving nominations at the Golden Joystick Awards (Best Storytelling), Develop Awards (Best Use of Narrative), and Writers' Guild of Great Britain (Best Writing in a Video Game).

About the game


Take the helm of your steamship in a Victorian Gothic roleplaying game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death. 

Key features

  • Find your father’s bones. Determine London’s destiny. Defy the gods of the deep sea
  • Build up your story across generations of zailors who braved the sea and lost 
  • Real-time combat against ships and Zee-beasts, spider-crewed dreadnoughts and sentient icebergs
  • Stray too far from civilization and your crew will grow fearful and eventually lose their sanity
  • Upgrade your steamship with powerful engines, cannons and pneumatic torpedo guns
  • Hire unique officers, each with their own story
  • Discover the treasures the zee has claimed
  • Choose a ship’s mascot
  • Trade or smuggle silk and souls

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition includes the base game and the extensive underwater expansion.

About Digerati

As a publisher, Digerati is dedicated to helping independent developers bring their creations to market and into the hands of gamers. We take care of funding, distribution, marketing and production, leaving developers to focus on what they love – making incredible games and unique experiences.

Contact: [email protected]

About Failbetter Games

Failbetter Games are an independent games studio based in London, where they create only the finest stories for your enjoyment. They made Fallen London, the award-winning browser RPG, and the literary RPGs Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies. They have been nominated for the best writing award at the Develop awards four times, and were's Best Small Studio to work for in 2017 and 2019. Any allegations of cannibalism remain unsubstantiated.

About Nephilim Game Studios

Nephilim Game Studios founded in 2014 by veteran game developer Simon Golding, Nephilim provides premium contracting services for the games industry. The team of engineers has experience building and shipping games on PC and console.