Modern Storyteller
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release date:
Winter 2020

Xbox One


Regular Price:



The Forgotten City is a mature narrative-driven game, and a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed mod that won a national Writers’ Guild award and racked up over 2.5 million downloads.

Trapped in a secret underground city during the Roman Empire, twenty-six lost souls cling to life. In this precarious utopia, if one person breaks the mysterious Golden Rule, everyone dies.

As a time-traveller drawn two thousand years into the past, you’ll relive their final moments in an endless loop, exploring and interrogating, and changing the course of the day with each secret you uncover. Only by cleverly exploiting the time loop and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery.

Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.


The Forgotten City retains all the elements you know and love while leveling up every aspect and adding plenty of surprises. Walk the streets of a brand new city. Get to know re-imagined characters. Sink into original lore with fresh twists and endings. Solve challenging new puzzles, and enjoy an all-new orchestral score and professional voice acting. The Forgotten City is the story we always wanted to tell, for you to enjoy all over again. And again.


  • Explore an authentic, open-world ancient Roman city brought to life with Unreal Engine
  • Become entwined in the lives of richly detailed, deeply interactive characters
  • Grapple with moral dilemmas which have life-and-death consequences
  • Investigate a gripping, non-linear mystery with multiple endings
  • Role-play as whoever you want, by choosing your own sex, race and backstory
  • Solve problems your own way, with reason, charm, bribery, stealth, intimidation, or by cleverly exploiting the time-loop


The Forgotten City New Release Date Trailer YouTube

Xbox Announcement Trailer YouTube

E3 Reveal Trailer YouTube


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About Modern Storyteller

We're a small Melbourne-based studio who believes that video games can be the ultimate storytelling medium.

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The Forgotten City Credits

Nick Pearce
Managing Director, Modern Storyteller

Alex Goss
Technical Lead, Modern Storyteller

John Eyre
3D Artist

Michael Allen

Laura Michet
Editor, Freelancer

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