About Us

About Weather Factory

Weather Factory was established in 2017 by Alexis Kennedy and Lottie Bevan to make ingenious narrative games with a consciously indie aesthetic.

We made double-BAFTA-nominated Cultist Simulator, a Lovecraftian card game of apocalypse and yearning. Our current project is BOOK OF HOURS, an elegant, melancholy, combat-free RPG set in an occult library.

About Us

About Weather Factory

Weather Factory was established in 2017 by Alexis Kennedy and Lottie Bevan to make ingenious narrative games with a consciously indie aesthetic.

We made double-BAFTA-nominated Cultist Simulator, a Lovecraftian card game of apocalypse and yearning. Our current project is BOOK OF HOURS, an elegant, melancholy, combat-free RPG set in an occult library.

Awards

Who is responsible?

Alexis Kennedy
Co-Founder
Description

Alexis is an acclaimed writer and game designer. He founded Failbetter Games, where he created Fallen London and Sunless Sea (plus StoryNexus, Machine Cares!, Night Circus, Black Crown et al). He speaks internationally at conferences and universities on interactive writing and narrative design.

Credits Include

Fallen London, Machine Cares!, Dragon Age: The Last Court, Sunless Sea, Stellaris: Horizon Signal, Cultist Simulator, BOOK OF HOURS

Lottie Bevan
Co-Founder
Description

Lottie’s a producer and one of the youngest female founders in the industry. She’s a 2019 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and MCV ’30 under 30′, one of GI.biz’s ‘Top 100 most influential women’ and founder of Coven Club, a women in games support network. She produces, markets, bizzes and arts, having previously produced Fallen London, Sunless Sea, Zubmariner and Sunless Skies at Failbetter Games. She’s spoken internationally on production, marketing and biz.

Credits Include

Cultist Simulator, Sunless Skies, Sunless Sea (iPad), Sunless Sea: Zubmariner, Fallen London

Skeleton Songs Podcast

A literary, Gothic games podcast from Lottie and Alexis! We talk forgotten myths, fantastic sources, ghoulish tales and game design. Also, sometimes we swear.

Listen to our latest episodes below…