“I get a constant stream of messages from fans telling me which endings brought them to tears, which twists made them jump out of their chair or scream at their screen, which characters broke their hearts, and how they wish there were more games like it,” he said.


Once he’d surpassed the hurdles originally stopping him from creating a standalone product, Pearce realised he was largely sitting on a once in a lifetime opportunity: he might make another game, another mod, write another story, but they might never have the groundswell of success and interest that he’d created with The Forgotten City.

“If it works out, I’d love to keep telling awesome stories in bigger and better games. If not, I’ll take the extraordinary skill set I’ve accumulated on this adventure, and start a new one. Either way, I’ll have a hell of a story to tell.”


More information about The Forgotten City can be found on the official website, or the Steam page.

This story originally appeared on Kotaku Australia.