I'm not going to forget The Forgotten City

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Each day I take off work is a pleasure, but each passing day off increases the sense of dread I feel about having to go back to work.

No matter how much I love my job, like most people, I would rather be spending time with family and friends or working on hobbies that tend to be a little more creatively fulfilling.

The passage of time is inevitable. Life’s short and no one can escape death.

Unless you’re the protagonist of The Forgotten City, a time loop game where you’re sent back in time to a microcosm of a Roman city afflicted with a deadly curse and are tasked with lifting the curse and saving everyone.

Unfortunately, I am not the protagonist of the Forgotten City, and so I’m now suffering from a massive headache caused by me staying awake until 4am in the morning trying to solve the mystery of this masterfully crafted game.

What is the curse? If anyone commits a crime in the city, everyone turns into a gold statue and dies. The inhabitants of the city call it the Golden Rule. This has happened before and it’ll happen again. Thankfully, something (or someone) has brought you back in time (2000ish years ago) to the city to try and break the cycle of suffering.

As a time travelling detective, you need to talk with the citizens, stop them from committing crimes while unraveling the mystery of the city and its Golden Rule in a desperate attempt to save everyone and return back to your future.

We can’t all be time travelling detectives but you won’t regret spending a few hours of your life roleplaying as one in the Forgotten City.

I can’t say much more about the game without spoiling parts of it that are better experienced on your own. But if you’re looking to play through one of the best interactive stories ever made then you owe it to yourself to take a look at this game.

As Seneca the Younger once said:

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”

Go, live and play this amazing game.

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