Echo Bazaar: Come to Fallen London

Fellow dude and resident office geek, Fayyaad, is playing Echo Bazaar, a web-browser game that combines elements from RPGs and social networking with a great dollop of Victorian England aesthetic.

Created by Failbetter Games, Echo Bazaar is set in steampunk Fallen London and you play as a new visitor trying to seek your fortune in this dark, foreboding world. You get a limited number of actions that you can perform on a given day, and these actions enable you to wander Fallen London, get up to mischief, or take on quests. Performing such actions have effects on your character qualities. Unluckily you being at New Newgate Prison, a jail carved into the body of an immense stalactite – it’s supposedly escape-proof. To get your adventure started, log on to Echo Bazaar using your Twitter account. If you don’t have one, simply sign up for an account.

I’m not the biggest fan of RPGs so it’s taking me a while to get into it, and if you find yourself a little overwhelmed, this wiki page might be of help. If your friends are on Twitter and playing it as well, you can keep up with their progress. To see how horribly I’m getting on, follow onelargeprawn on Twitter. Other resident blogger Lucy Furr is also touring Fallen London.

Oh, keep in mind that Echo Bazaar is still in beta so it could be a bit buggy.

[thanks for the tip, Fayyaad]

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5 Responses to “Echo Bazaar: Come to Fallen London”

  1. prawn1 January 21, 2010 at 12:23 am #

    Don’t ask me how I did it, but I mistakenly disabled the commenting on this post.

    If you have anything to say about Echo Bazaar, please let us know.

  2. Solitude January 21, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Yay I can finally post a comment. :)

    But yes I joined and actually registered with Twitter to play. So if anyone else is playing please post about it here. Since some of the actions in the game require friends. Silly social games.

    • prawn1 January 21, 2010 at 11:01 am #

      Yea sorry about the commenting this, my fingers have a mind of their own.

      You should also follow @fayyaad on Twitter. Of the people I know, he’s the most likely to have gotten further in the game.

  3. Solitude January 25, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Cool I let the people at MyGaming know as well by linking to this post. The more people the better and I’m actually enjoying it. :)

    • prawn1 January 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

      Cool. I’m following you on Twitter but I don’t think I’ll be of much help. I haven’t made it out the jail. Frankly I don’t think it’s my cup of tea.

      When you get started on Twitter, you should ask if any other people would like to be your friend. If you use the #echobazaar tag with you request, you may get some results.