The Forgotten City, the time-loop murder mystery and debut title from Modern Storyteller based on the critically acclaimed mod downloaded more than two million times.
In ancient Rome, in a secret underground city, twenty-six lost souls live in fear of the mysterious Golden Rule: ‘The many shall suffer for the sins of the one.’ Haunted by these words, the people fall in line. For in this precarious utopia, a single sin by anyone will kill everyone.
Leap through time and relive the final moments of the city and its people in an endless loop. Gather intel and collect items of intrigue to navigate puzzles only time travel can solve. Blaze a trail through issues of morality, modern society, and humanism. Act carefully, as every decision will change the course of the day and the fate of its people. Unravel an epic mystery en route to multiple endings.
Developer Modern Storyteller will partner with publisher Dear Villagers to expand the scope of The Forgotten City and deliver the experience the studio has envisioned since the days of its award-winning mod. Collaborating with the label behind boldly ambitious titles like Edge of Eternity and Bury me, my Love will enable Modern Storyteller to craft entirely updated visuals, a new setting and story, professionally voice-acted characters, and a stirring original soundtrack.
“From the start, I wanted The Forgotten City to be meaningful, personal, and rich with detail to reward curious, intrepid players,” said Nick Pearce, managing director and founder, Modern Storyteller. “The support of Dear Villagers has already been an incredible boon, allowing me to focus on a world and narrative more detailed than I ever imagined when working on the mod.”
The Forgotten City will release in Winter 2020 for PC and Xbox One.