Dickens never had a Christmas like this.

    <*>Victorian steampunk game offers players a Christmas like no other <*>Festive content released includes an Echo Bazaar Christmas Card, the chance for players to give each other gifts and the arrival of the sinister Mr Sacks <*>Supported by the Facebook event A Fallen London Festivity <*>Recent praise from the Guardian and the New Yorker <*>The Escapist’s Best Browser Game 2009
The deliciously twisted slice of steampunk flavoured Victoriana that is Echo Bazaar has special festive content going live on Christmas Eve. For all those gamers who like a darker edge to their Christmas celebrations, a visit from Mr Sacks will prove a positive tonic. He’ll take away your nightmares, your scandals, your wine. Just don’t climb in his sack.

Echo Bazaar has also massively extended the in-game social interactions possible, with players now able to gift game currency to other players, as well as releasing many merry hours worth of new content.

Echo Bazaar wishes all a Merry Christmas. Let nothing you dismay.

For further information, screenshots and interview requests, please drop a line to me at Alice French, alice@failbettergames.com

Notes for editors

A little more about Failbetter Games:

A dangerous cadre of wild-eyed narrative engineers, Failbetter Games was founded a little over a year ago by Alexis Kennedy and Paul Arendt, to develop narrative driven social games and interactive digital storytelling. Their first game, Echo Bazaar is an awarding-winning handful of Lovecraftian Victoriana set in Fallen London, once the capital of the British Empire and now home to the Bazaar.

A sample of further reading:

“Best Browser Game of 2009”– the Escapist Awards

The Escapist interviews Alexis Kennedy and Paul Arendt

JayisGames review

Respected interactive fiction commentator Emily Short on Echo Bazaar

Radio 5 Live interview

The Guardian on Echo Bazaar 


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