Three months ago Failbetter Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Silver Tree, a standalone prequel to the award-winning browser adventure Fallen London. The game was fully funded in a matter of hours and went on to raise more than £40,000.

Today, Failbetter officially releases The Silver Tree on the StoryNexus platform. It's free to play, just like the dozens of worlds to discover on StoryNexus. Or if you prefer, you can just create your own game instead, with no coding knowledge and no downloads.


Tales of Fallen London: The Silver Tree

It’s the 13th century, and the Mongol Empire covers half the world. Its capital is the city of Karakorum, at the heart of which stands the silver tree fountain - the envy of nations. But the incendiary relationships between the Khan, his ambitious daughter and a patriotic spy threaten to tear the city apart.

?As an emissary to the Great Khan’s court, you will navigate a web of intrigue, love and betrayal. Choose your cause. Fight for what you believe. Spy. Investigate. Negotiate. Lie. Decide the fate of a city.



The Silver Tree is a standalone prequel to the acclaimed browser role-playing game Fallen London. However, you do not need to have played Fallen London to enjoy it - The Silver Tree is a self-contained story with its own beginning, choices and endings.

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Who are Failbetter Games?

Alexis Kennedy and Paul Arendt formed Failbetter Games in 2009 to create story-driven social games and explore interactive digital storytelling. Their first game, Fallen London, was named Browser Game of the Year by the Escapist. More recently, Failbetter created The Night Circus, a highly acclaimed online narrative based on the bestselling novel, for Random House publishing. They have also carried out narrative consultancy work for BioWare. The company is based in North Greenwich.

What is StoryNexus?

StoryNexus is an online platform for playing and creating texty games like Fallen London, The Night Circus and Cabinet Noir. StoryNexus allows anybody to write and edit interactive story games and earn money from their creations. It requires no downloads and no programming experience.

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More Useful links

StoryNexus Home Page

StoryNexus Creators’ Pack

Quickstart Guide

Failbetter Blog


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