This week on the podcast I had a fantastic opportunity to meet with some of the team from FailBetter Games based in Greenwich, London. Alexis Kennedy co-founded the studio, and Cash DeCuir joined the team as a writer a little over a year ago.
They are best known for their Subterranean Victorian Gothic narrative online game Fallen London, that was just launched on mobile as an iPhone iOS application. As of now, you can check out Fallen London in the App Store and there's a good deal of chance it's right there featured in the best games at the moment. Of course, you can also play the game directly as I used to when it was first released in late 2009 via the Fallen London website.
I found out about the game years ago and immediately loved the beautiful writing and mysterious world to explore, as I prepared my initial lists of people I'd like to talk for the podcast, FailBetter Games were right there from the beginning.
We talk about their gaming and design inspiration including tabletop roleplaying games and video games, what Fallen London is all about, Sunless Sea (another game available in the same universe) and much more during the episode.
Slight warning with regards to language, there is a tiny bit of explicit language so maybe watch out if kids are around.
Information / links mentioned during the episode:
FailBetter Games & on Twitter
Fallen London on iPhone / iOS
Register interest for an Android mobile version of Fallen London
Follow Alexis Kennedy on Twitter
Follow Cash DeCuir on Twitter
Sunless Sea on STEAM
Open Brethren, or Christian Brethren
Fighting Fantasy / Choose your own adventure books
Ars Magica RPG
Fate Game System
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Mario Kart 64
Super Smash Bros.
Bioware Games Studio
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Follow Lottie Bevan on Twitter
Scrivener (writing application)
Twine (writing application)
Greenwich Mean Time
Greenwich Maritime Museum
Follow Hannah Flynn on Twitter
Stella Artois advertising "Be Legacy"
Extra Credits Gaming Channel about Sunless Sea
Felicia Day on Twitter