Dear Villagers to Publish Re-imagining of Award-Winning Mod
MELBOURNE – 17 Dec. 2019 – The Forgotten City, the time-loop murder mystery and debut title from Modern Storyteller based on the critically acclaimed mod downloaded more than two million times, will emerge on Xbox One and PC in Winter 2020.
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. Blaze a trail through issues of morality, modern society, and humanism. 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.
Developer Modern Storyteller will partner with publisher Dear Villagers to expand the scope of The Forgotten City and deliver the experience the studio has envisioned since the days of its award-winning mod. Collaborating with the label behind boldly ambitious titles like Edge of Eternity and Bury me, my Love will enable Modern Storyteller to craft entirely updated visuals, a new setting and story, professionally voice-acted characters, and a stirring original soundtrack.
“From the start, I wanted The Forgotten City to be meaningful, personal, and rich with detail to reward curious, intrepid players,” said Nick Pearce, managing director and founder, Modern Storyteller. “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 Forgotten City will release in Winter 2020 for PC and Xbox One and support English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese (+ others TBA).
About Modern Storyteller
Modern Storyteller began as Nick Pearce’s one-man modding team. After creating a wildly successful mod which won a national Writers’ Guild Award in 2016, Nick left behind a ten-year legal career and formed Modern Storyteller to create games telling emotionally engaging, intellectually stimulating stories in a way that helps gaming reach its full potential.
About Dear Villagers
Dear Villagers is Plug In Digital’s publishing label. It’s a warm-hearted invitation to join them in the little unusual neighborhood they are building within the gaming industry, a place where talented studios can unleash their creativity and where players enjoy distinctive and audacious games on PC and consoles, such as Edge of Eternity, ScourgeBringer, and Recompile.