Gloomy Survival Sailing Gem Sunless Sea Currently Half Price

If you fancy spending some time on a nightmarish sea where you’ll probably go mad, starve and end up eating your crew, we’ve got some good news for you. That’s because the awesome Sunless Sea from Failbetter Games is currently on sale for half price.

The game sees you guiding a steamship through a vast sea, coming across all manner of horrors, story events and characters as you do. You’re going to die on your travels, but your family line will continue and take to the seas after you.

There are more than 350,000 words of story here. You can upgrade your ship, smuggle goods, fight monsters and other ships, and even sell your soul. Here’s a trailer.

Sunless Sea has received glowingly positive reviews on every platform its landed on, and this iOS version is as good a way to play the game as any. And what better time to do it than the dead of winter?

You can click here to download Sunless Sea from the App Store. Normally it’d cost you $9.99, but right now it’s on sale for just $4.99. That’s a bargain and a half if we’ve ever seen one.