The Forgotten City Being Overhauled, but Also Delayed

December 18, 2019
The Forgotten City Being Overhauled, but Also Delayed

The Forgotten City is based on an award-winning Skyrim murder-mystery investigation mod, and it will be published by Dear Villagers as a standalone game.

The murder-mystery investigation takes place in an ancient undergrou nd city, where you grapple with morality, modern society, humanism, and time travel.

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. 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.

Originally announced at E3 in 2018, the expected release date was during 2019, but since it’s the end of the year, obviously it is being delayed.

Modern Storyteller, the developer behind The Forgotten City, announced that it has signed a deal with Dear Villagers, to publish The Forgotten City. The partnership will enable Modern Storyteller to expand the scope of the game with "entirely updated visuals, a new setting and story, professionally voice-acted characters, and a stirring original soundtrack."

Which is great news, but it takes a lot of time to actually upgrade the game so much. Which makes the delay completely expected.

"From the start, I wanted The Forgotten City to be meaningful, personal, and rich with detail to reward curious, intrepid players," Nick Pearce, Modern Storyteller co-founder, said. "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 new release date for The Forgotten City is late 2020. In case you can’t wait for it, the Forgotten City mod for Skyrim is still available online, obviously much smaller and more basic compared to the standalone game, but it’s there.