All eyes quickly shifted to Kickstarter once Sunless Skies arrives on the Crowdfunding platform. And with it being fully funded in less than an afternoon, it's no surprise that people are still fixated on what's to come rather than what is already there.
For some, they might not realise that this Kickstarter success rides on the success of its predecessor. Just because there isn't a number in the title doesn't mean this isn't the continuation of something that already exists. It is. And there's a good change the vast majority of its initial backers already know this.
But for those who caught wind of the Kickstarter due to how quickly it blew up in popularity across various media outlets, saw something they liked and put their money down, they should know that the original Sunless Skies - Sunless Sea - has been around on Steam for quite some time now. And, just before the Kickstarter went live, the developers and the game's original Kickstarter backers came to the decision to offer two of its DLC packs for free.
Likely used as a means to bridge the gap between the new Kickstarter and the release of Sunless Skies, players who have yet to experience its blend of survival and exploration can get more that those who believed in the original concept got at launch for the same price.
So, going forward, any purchase of Sunless Sea will come bundled with The Pirate Poet and The Cladery Heir add-ons as standard. Those who already own the base game will get them too, of course. And if you're still looking to back the sequel, you can do that too.