Interactive fiction developer and Fallen London creator Failbetter Games broke an extended period of radio silence this week, announcing that it is working with Mass Effect and Dragon Age creator BioWare on an upcoming project.

"For the last year, on and off, we've been working in absolute secrecy on a project for a much larger company," Failbetter co-founder Alexis Kennedy explains. "When we've gone quiet for no obvious reason, it's because we've been heads-down on this. When I've mentioned that we don't take client work any more, with rare exceptions, this is the rare exception."

Publisher Random House previously tapped Failbetter's StoryNexus platform for the browser-based interactive story Black Crown. Failbetter also recently Kickstarted Sunless Sea, which features an "underground ocean" and customized steamships. No further details regarding the team's BioWare project have been announced.

[Image: Failbetter Games]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.