The Forgotten City Delayed to Spring 2021

The Forgotten City

Dear Villagers and developer Modern Storyteller have announced a delay in the release date for their narrative-driven adventure game The Forgotten City.

The game was originally set to launch Winter 2020 for Windows PC (via Steam), and Xbox One. Now the game will launch in Spring 2021. The reason was cited as “this year’s major events,” made all the worse in Australia (where the developer is based). This is no doubt in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2020 Australian bushfires.

As previously reported, the game is based on the popular Skyrim mod of the same name. The Forgotten City is a narrative-focused adventure game where you are a time traveler, reliving the final days of a cursed Roman city. Break a time loop by figuring out how to save 26 lost souls via stealth, negotiation, bribery, or time manipulation.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


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.


  • 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

Enjoyed the mod?
The Forgotten City is based on the Writer’s Guild Award winning hit mod that had over 2.5 million downloads. While it retains all the elements players know and love, the full release is leveling up every aspect and adding plenty of surprises. Walk the streets of a brand new city. Get to know reimagined characters. Sink into original lore and enjoy 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.

Image: Steam

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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