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Sunless Sea Guide - How to make money in the early game (minor spoilers)


So, a small guide for Sunless Sea, covering how to get going in the early game and make some money.

It's actually pretty straightforward, and takes advantage of the fact that death is encouraged.

Essentially, quickly make 200 echoes, buy the reproach gun, die, pass it to your heir, and then get going. Head out and uncover as many ports as possible, including strategic information for the Admiralty.

Uncover the Salt Lions if you can, and also Mount Palmerston (because the Blind Bruiser quests can net quite a lot of cash quickly).

Spend the first 1200 on lodgings and a will, and don't forget to start a scion legacy, which will put you in great shape for down the line. You can then retire, if you like, and do it all again, starting from an even stronger position.

After that, you're on your own!

Sunless Sea Review

The Sunless Sea Review explores a game set in the Fallen London universe from Failbetter Games, along with briefly touching on some improvements made in the Zubmariner DLC.
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00:00 - Intro
00:16 - Game Premise
2:23 - Fallen London Connection
4:04 - Gameplay Mechanics
14:38 - Presentation
15:47 - Base Game Conclusions
16:39 - Zubmariner DLC
17:56 - Credits

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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Games You Should Be Playing: Sunless Sea

Today lets drive into why you should be playing Sunless Sea, and how it reflects true Lovecraftian horror.

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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 Edition | Slowest Game in the world?

Welcome to another episode of Baba Bear Plays with the Nintendo Switch review of Sunless Sea:Zubmariner Edition.

[Sunless Sea] Dumb ways to win: Steal a Zeppelin

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

[Sunless Sea] Dumb ways to die: Giant Zee-Monster

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

[Sunless Sea] Dumb ways to die: Adam's Way

Sailing past the Dawn Machine doesn't kill you, although +50 Terror is a lot.

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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Let's Play Sunless Sea Gameplay Part 1 - Starting fresh Tutorial and Walkthrough

Let's Play Sunless Sea because it's now in 1.0 Pearl Release! This Sunless Sea walkthrough will show you how the gameplay works and Josh will review the game as he plays!

This is Part 1 of the Lets Play, to see the other episodes of the playthrough check out this playlist:

About the game:

Sunless Sea is a nautical roguelike in glorious 2D, presenting a non-linear, choice-heavy, personalised experience.

Set on a randomised map, it’ll take dozens of games to explore all the sub-plots, grand arcs, alternatives, mysteries, relationships and romances in the game. Your character will die (or disappear, or lose her mind, or be hollowed out and filled with candle-wax and haunt a cliff-top chapel), but their legacy may survive. You’ll build up your own story across generations of zailors who braved the Unterzee and lost – or won…

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Sunless Sea Best Weapon: Memento Mori & the Irrepressible Cannoneer & Judgement Eggs


Sunless Sea again! This time, we're getting the Memento Mori - a fantastic weapon for killing zee-beasts in combat. It's a fairly long process.

0:00 First up, you'll need the Irrepressible Cannoneer from the Iron Republic (or randomly from London).

1:15 Then it's over to Demaux Island with 200 echoes.

1:35 Off to Aestival with 5 supplies. Keep at least 1 Lamentable Relic

2:30: At some point, swing past Mount Palmerston and grab 3 Devilbone Dice.

2:50 Then to Venderbight (for a tour) or Irem (for 15 secrets) to grab a Judgement Egg.

3:55: Back to the Iron Republic with all your bits and pieces. DO NOT SELL THE SEARING ENIGMA.

5:00: Finally, head to Station with your Devilbone Dice, and grab the Memento Mori.

Sunless Sea Strategy & Tactics 6: Mr Happy

Having dodged the wrath of the bruiser on several occasions, we finally return to London with his task complete. But he isn't done with us. We have one last task. Can we finish his quest as well as the Salt Lions?

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.

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner is a game by Failbetter Games ( and can be purchased on Steam (

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!

Abandon Ship (FTL meets Sunless Sea)

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Sunless Skies Review

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00:00 - Intro
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Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Switch Review - CANNIBALISTIC ROGUE!

Sunless Sea is a role playing game with elements from both classic text adventure games and rogue lite games too. Set in an alternate Victorian London which is now located under the ocean, it releases on the Nintendo Switch Eshop this week. Is it worth getting? Well, let's find out...

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