Nick Pearce's Portfolio
What is The Forgotten City?
Nick Pearce's debut project, The Forgotten City, is an award-winning, critically acclaimed expansion mod for Skyrim offering a unique 6 - 8 hour experience: a murder mystery investigation set in an ancient underground city. Players are challenged to solve it by interrogating suspects, exploring the city and its many secrets, navigating challenging moral dilemmas, and employing a novel time travel mechanic. It has a dark, powerfully emotive non-linear story, and features multiple endings, an original orchestral score, and high-quality voiced dialogue.

Nick developed The Forgotten City as a solo project over a period of 3 years, and the completed project showcases the following 5 key skills:
  1. Narrative Design
    Narrative Design
    The Forgotten City features a non-linear, 35,000 word script - the first mod script in history to win a national Writers' Guild award...
  2. Environmental storytelling
    Environmental storytelling
    The Forgotten City introduces a vast new city that is at times both desolate and haunting, and beautiful and picturesque. It is rich with small details to entice the player to explore and investigate thoroughly...
  3. Character design
    Character design
    The Forgotten City features 30 characters, each of which has an expansive branching dialogue tree & distinctive appearance and behaviour...
  4. Gameplay mechanics
    Gameplay mechanics
    The Forgotten City introduces a novel gameplay mechanic to Skyrim: Time travel...
  5. Production
    The Forgotten City is widely regarded as being on par with official content...