?Friends, charge your glasses and don your masks!

Love is in the air, and the annual Feast of the Exceptional Rose has begun!

This update features eight new companion-pets to discover, a myriad of romantic and horrifying gifts for lovers and sworn enemies, masked balls, tattooed intrigues and much more!

Who will catch your eye at this year's Feast?

Will it be the suave green-eyed devil? the mysterious but affable spy? The drowned tragedian? The tomb-colonist? or perhaps even the Quiet Deviless?

And watch for the Woman in Lilac, whose story began long ago on Ladybones Road...

Fallen London's postal workers are braced for a flood of bizarre and dangerous gifts.

This year's must-have items include terrifying candies, a luxuriantly coiffed sorrow spider, a cat covered in pink paint and a dagger that, rumour has it, once belonged to Mr Iron itself.

Express your adoration or your scorn for fellow players with these unique keepsakes!

We've re-tuned difficulties across Fallen London so we can make content more relevant to everyone (and get content out faster!) Very difficult challenges are now much easier: very easy challenges are now rather harder. To let high-level players keep enjoying the fruits of their labours, we've also raised the cap on abilities to 150.

Someone is waiting for you. Join the celebration!


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 Fallen London?

Fallen London is an award-winning text adventure game that can be played for free in a browser. Set in an alternate Victorian capital that has been dragged a mile underground, it is a dark and hilarious Gothic underworld where your actions affect everything from the fate of the British Empire to the price of your soul.


Reviews of Fallen London...

"the developers at Failbetter Games have build a world out of words, every bit as vividly drawn as the worlds build by Rockstar in Red Dead Redemption, or Irrational in Bioshock!"

Quarter to Three

"Intriguing and addictive... The world of Fallen London is a joy to explore, a weird an wonderful playground"

The Escapist

"A beatifully moody and lusciously written faux-Victorian game set in a London that has been, for nefarious reasons, sold to Hell"

The Guardian

"Simply and brilliantly produced on what can only be a minuscule budget."

Extra Credits

"It plays out like a grand spidery Choose Your Own Adventure."

Indie Game Magazine

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.

In context: a comparison of StoryNexus and other platforms for creating storygames:


More Useful links

StoryNexus Home Page


StoryNexus Creators’ Pack


Quickstart Guide


Failbetter Blog


For assistance, reviews and interview requests, contact Paul Arendt. paul@failbettergames.com


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