Modern Storyteller
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release date:
28 July 2021

Xbox One
Xbox Series S/X
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 5
Nintendo Switch


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The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction, and a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed mod that won a national Writers’ Guild award and racked up over 3 million downloads.

Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies.

Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, 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.


If you liked the mod, you’re going to love the stand-alone game. We've taken the best elements of the mod, re-written the script, which is now more than twice the length of the original at 80,000+ words, and added plenty of exciting new twists, endings, and surprises. Walk the streets of a brand new city. Get to know re-imagined characters. Solve challenging new puzzles with new gameplay mechanics, and enjoy an all-new orchestral score and professional voice acting. This is the story we always wanted to tell, for you to enjoy all over again - and again.


  • Explore an open-world ancient Roman city with historically authentic art, architecture, costumes and customs
  • Investigate a gripping, non-linear mystery with multiple endings
  • Become entwined in the lives of richly detailed, deeply interactive characters
  • Grapple with moral dilemmas which have life-and-death consequences
  • Role-play as whoever you want, by choosing your own gender, origin and backstory
  • Solve problems with reason, charm, bribery, intimidation, violence, or by cleverly exploiting the time-loop


The Forgotten City Accolade Trailer YouTube

The Forgotten City Release Trailer YouTube

The Forgotten City Release Window Trailer YouTube

The Forgotten City IGN Trailer 2020 YouTube


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner - Indie of the Year 2019 (Upcoming category)" Voted most anticipated indie of 2019 on IndieDB
  • "Winner - Australian Writers' Guild award 2016" The Forgotten City (the mod) won best screenplay in the interactive media category
  • "Unreal E3 Award" Winner - "Unreal Underdog" award, for making a big splash in a crowded pool of games at E3 2018

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The Forgotten City is being produced with the assistance of Film Victoria .

About Modern Storyteller

We’re an Australian indie video game studio developing narrative-driven games that’ll blow your mind and make your heart race and soar.

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The Forgotten City Credits

Nick Pearce
Managing Director

Alex Goss
Technical Lead

John Eyre
Lead Artist

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