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Sunless Sea's Best Mechanic And Why It Works | Cogwatch

In Cogwatch we look at one mechanic in one game and explain what makes it great. This week: we look at the best thing about boat-based roguelike Sunless Sea. Here's why Sunless Sea works.

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Everything you need to know about Sunless Skies

Thinking about boarding a locomotive and firing yourself off into space? We can't really blame you, but it's good to be prepared. Here's Johnny with everything you need to know about sunless skies.

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Sunless Sea: How To Reduce Terror Guide


In this guide, we'll look at how to manage and reduce Terror. We'll look at a few things you can buy to do it (bigger engines, for example), and the effect of the main ports which can rapidly mitigate and reduce terror issues.

Mostly, they're around the edge - Fallen London and the Cumaen Canal are obvious candidates, but there's perhaps a few further afield you didn't know about

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Sunless Skies Game Description:

Sunless Skies is a Gothic Horror roleplay game with a focus on exploration and exquisite storytelling.
Command a flying steam locomotive

The only thing between you and the waste-winds, storms and cosmic lightning is your engine. Tend and upgrade it, buy weaponry and exotic equipment, and keep her hull in good shape to hold the hostile Heavens at bay.
Explore a unique and dangerous universe

You play the captain of a locomotive, a steam engine fitted for off-rail travel: sailing the stars, leading your crew into trouble and out of their minds. Smuggle souls, barter for crates of time, stop for cricket and a cup of tea.

Discover more of the deep, dark and marvelous Fallen London Universe, as seen in our previous game, SUNLESS SEA. (You can play either game first, the stories coexist happily.)

Fight her majesty's agents, pirates and abominations of the skies

Face ships of differing factions and unknowable beasts each with different attacks and agendas.
Survive starvation, madness and terror.

Manage your crew’s condition and your captain’s nightmares. Balance fuel and supplies against your desire for new horizons, knowledge or riches. Struggle with sights never meant for human eyes. How will the dark change you?
Recruit officers on your adventures

Populate your ship with unique, upgradeable officers, each with their own quest to fulfill: an incautious driver, an incognito princess, a repentant devil, and - dear god! - your Aunt?! How did she get out here?

Discover your captain’s past through narrative levelling

Reveal your captain’s past deeds as facets of their personality as you progress. Most captains will perish, but their actions will leave a mark on the world for their descendants - for better or worse. Pass on some effects, and return anew to deal with events that your previous captain put into motion.


The High Wilderness is a wondrous vision of space: shifting, wind-swept ruins where the laws of the cosmos are not as we imagined.

The stars are alive. They are the Judgments: vast intelligences that govern all things. But they are dying. One by one, something is snuffing them out, leaving their thrones empty.

Unfettered by trivial things like gravity, the Victorian Empire have pushed their tendrils into this new world, and their ambition is savage. They have built a new Sun. The Empress Victoria reigns from the Throne of Hours, which gives her control over time.

Your Captain and crew must carve out a life between the stars. Will you support her majesty and the establishment, or the working class rebels who yearn for freedom from the Workworlds?


Multiple, intertwining stories with a depth and richness unlike anything else in games, inspired by CS Lewis, Jules Verne, Lovecraft and HG Wells

Lush, hand-drawn 2d art to match

Four giant regions to explore: celestial wilderness, impossible industrial empire, pagan midnight expanse, and the mysterious Blue Kingdom.

A choice of play styles: build a lineage of captains as each dies, or reload your most recent captain and continue

Key remapping and full controller support

Who are Failbetter Games?
We’re a boutique games studio based in London, UK. We’ve been making indie games since 2009. If you’ve read this far, this game is almost certainly for you. Come with us into the dark, delicious friend.

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner - How to Make Money Trading - A Stoic Plays

While not really intended to be a trading game, with the right ship and route you can make a lot of money trading goods in the Zubmariner expansion for Sunless Sea. In this video I show you how.

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Disclosure: The developers were kind enough to give me a preview version of the game but as always the choice to record the video was my own and content was not influenced in any way.

Sunless Sea Strategy & Tactics 1: The Mysterious Stranger

Today we are introduced to the underground sea (known as the Zee) and take command of our steam ship. This series is part strategy & tactics and part Let's Play as I give you a solid getting started guide but then wander into waters unknown. Will we be able to preserve our life and sanity? Find out!

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Sunless Sea: How to get a Zubmarine (Zubmariner DLC)

Sunless Sea's Zubmariner DLC is out now, but taking to the murky depths in a Zubmarine isn't as easy as clicking your fingers or eating a crew mate. Find out how to get your ship made into a Zub in this handy video guide.

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Sunless Sea - Engines: The Serpentine & The Genial Magician + Prudent/Urbane/Satisfied Magician


So, how to get the Serpentine Engine in Sunless Sea. First up, you'll need to recruit the Genial Magician in London, then follow his Storylet to promote him to the Satisfied Magician.

For this, you're going to need around 2000 echoes:
1200 for the engine
500 for one of the story parts
~150 for Honey (unless you have a very high mirrors score)
1 Scintillack (Port Cecil)
3 Secrets

Anyway, first port of call is Venderbight (if you're lucky) or Irem (with some coffee). Then off to Khan's Heart (bring 500 echoes), and then back to London, to the Forgotten Quarter. Assuming luck goes your way, you'll get Serpentine.

Sunless Sea Guide!: TERROR!

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A Quick Thing on Sunless Sea - VZedshows

Sunless Sea is a Rogue-Like or Rogue-Lite from Fail Better Games, best known as the creators of Fallen London, or Echo Bazaar. It's a game about exploring a haunted under ground sea setting out from the very same Fallen London of the game of eponymous game. It's a title i've been looking forward to, and now i finally see if it holds up.

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Sunless Sea Best Engine: Fulgent Impeller & Tireless Mechanic Story (Element of Dawn)


Ahh, the Fulgent Impellor. A very long, very complicated quest, involving all sorts of running all over the map, and upgrading of ships.

You'll need an Element of Dawn, cargo space for 42 items (plus fuel and supplies), the Unsettling Sage from Wisdom and the Mechanic's Secret from Frostfound.

The Element of Dawn requires the Memento Mori, available through the Cannoneer's Story, and that's here:

None of these are easy things to do, but the engine is excellent, and totally worth it.

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SUNLESS SEA | AppSpy Review

PLEASE NOTE: iPad only. James (@Metal_Slag) takes to the ocean to find horrors and lose his mind in Lovecraftian exploration game Sunless Sea.




5 Tips for Sunless Skies (Launch Edition)

In this video, I cover 5 tips I have for new players to Sunless Skies. Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:53 Check Trade Options 2:42 Good officers 4:01 Repair at Winchester 4:56 Weak Targets 7:06 Level up

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1. Check trade prospects and bargains in the Bazzar tab as often as possible

2. Get Officers for powerful early-game boosts to your stats.

3. Repair at New Winchester when ever you go back. Enemy ships should almost always be used to get more loot. (repairs are a bit more costly now, 3 sovereigns will repair a hull point instead of 1 sovereign, which is still a pretty good deal)

4. Pick off weak faction units for good loot.

5. Get exp anyway you can, as level-up provide a lot of bonuses to your stats.

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Sunless Sea Montage

I realized that if you git gud you can beat every monster in the game with the worst ship with starting stats (although I also abuse the scintillack some because it is nice. Another exploit discovered with this ship was that you can expand your cargo permanently by dumping stuff like weapons and engines into the sea, they won't disappear right away so you can equip them and get 1+ to max cargo. You can easily sail all over the map with this ship without any special preparations or grinding, I guess that has been known for a long time by Sunless Sea superplayers, but it was news to me!

Also those Jillyfleurs are one of the scariest enemies to fight when humping; their turn radius is tiny and they charge very far.

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Sunless Sea Legacies: The Boke of Sharps - Start with +25 Iron

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Legacy items are items that you carry over between deaths, and give you a permanent stat bonus. The Boke of Sharps gives you +25 Iron permanently, lettings you start with 50.

But careful! Don't pick the Veteran background, because you'll waste your skill points.

Sunless Sea Strategy & Tactics 10: Retirement

Today we bid farewell to our first Zee Capitan as things are looking more and more like he has reached the end of his useful lifespan. While he might not have completed his life's goal, he has set things up for his heir quite nicely.

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Ship is Corvette + Cotterell & Hathersage 'Manticore No.4'

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