Come to Fallen London
Echo Bazaar is the original name of a social, turn based browser game produced by Failbetter Games Ltd. using their StoryNexus platform. It has since been renamed to Fallen London. We use both names.
How's the wiki coming along, anyway?
The wiki is currently in pretty good shape. We have added a lot of content and are adding more daily. We've taken the position that it is better to spoiler something than not when info may detract from your enjoyment of the game, intentionally or not. To see what we've been working on most recently, click on the 'Recent Changes' link on the left.
Message from Failbetter Games:
We don't want our content reproduced in a way that allows people to read through it in a narratively coherent way, as if they were actually playing it in-game… without actually playing it in-game! We're OK with reference guides: we don't like substitutes for the game. Imagine if a Reader's Companion to Lord of the Rings just reproduced whole chapters, so you could read that chapter without buying the original book. Contributors, please make sure you've read the FBG Fan Project Guidelines before adding or amending content. Thank you, delicious friends.
Relevant section here
We do not give permission to quote our content in large chunks, in a wiki or elsewhere. Reproduction of Failbetter-copyrighted content – in wikis or elsewhere – must be limited to illustrative or particularly important quotes, and summaries or synopses of storylines. Cataloguing outcomes is fine. Copying and pasting most of the game is not.
We also ask that any site that makes use of our material:
(1) includes a copyright notice: ‘All material here is (c) Failbetter Games 2010-2012, used by permission.’
(2) includes a link back to StoryNexus
(3) clearly marks spoilers
(4) does not include any premium, Nex-locked content.
Do also feel free to ask questions on the Community Forum
Notes from wiki editor to wiki editor
We have pruned almost all textual spoiler content from Stories and Ambitions. Please continue to chronicle the mechanics of stories (even better, write a guide with hints) but err on the side of leaving the narrative within the game. FBG is allowing us to operate in good faith. Please do not content dump story material here.
The game entry point is at http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com
Other addresses are http://echobazaar.failbettergames.com and http://www.fallenlondon.com
The Failbetter homepage is http://www.failbettergames.com/
Failbetter Games has a blog at http://blog.failbettergames.com/
Game announcements here: http://twitter.com/EchoBazaar
Official Community Forum
Reviews and such.
- Horror Meets Shopping at the Echo Bazaar at The Escapist: an article and interview with the PMs.
- A babbling gameplay review and a personal account of NPC interaction by player Jane Doh
- OneLargePrawn has a brief review… But it mentions the wiki, so we link it.
- Taymar posted this review for MMORPG Info.
Cool Swag for sale! (Available again!)
The official Echo Bazaar merchandise store has opened once more. You may find it here.
A note on spoilers
This is a wiki meant purely for informative purposes. As such, where there may be spoilers to certain plot threads or methods of obtaining certain items or qualities. It is possible, even likely, that we will NOT provide any warning. Consider this your spoiler warning. Nevertheless, we have taken the position that it is better to spoiler info when it is feasible to do so and when info may significantly detract from your enjoyment of the game. Spoilers usually look something like: