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Every decision by every player influences the story for everyone.


Take part in a live, player-driven story as it unfolds over four chapters. Your choices, and the choices of every player, will drive a living tale of shifting alliances as you race to uncover the truth of the magical shroud that holds Iskendrun captive.

Choose Your Allies Wisely


Somewhere along the way, you made a huge mistake.



You got to the city. You bribed the customs agent to get in. You helped a poor, old haberdasher who was being robbed - the only decent thing to do, really - and then this monster from another dimension came out of nowhere. 


It was almost dead already when you punched it and it fell over. You keep telling everyone that.



Except, now they’re calling you the Hero of Portals, the five most powerful people in the city are each clamoring for your allegiance, and just when you’re starting to think of leaving the city for good....



...a magical shroud descends around the city and traps everyone inside. Next thing you know, the place is devolving into civil war, there are monsters everywhere, and apparently, you’re the answer to everyone’s prayers.


Yeah, you definitely messed up somewhere.

Good luck.


Features

  • The story is a living episodic campaign: in each chapter, every player's actions impact how the world, changing how the story unfolds for the entire community in the next chapter
  • 4 chapters: each chapter is crafted based on the cumulative influence of every player's choices and actions from the previous episodes
  • Real-time, combo-based battle system: think on your feet and chain your attacks together to defeat your opponents
  • Play your way: an optional “Wait Mode” pauses the action while you enter combos, and you can choose to slow down or speed up the gameplay to suit your playstyle
  • Multiple difficulty options let you choose between focusing on narrative and testing your tactical prowess
  • Online PVP multiplayer
  • Deep combo and stat system lets you customize your team to suit your playstyle
  • Steamworks support for customizing the appearance of your units in battle
  • A distinctive world, beautifully realized in 2D and 3D

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We've launched the first chapter of our real-time tactical RPG with a player-driven narrative today on PC and Mac via Steam! Chapter two will release later this year, followed by later chapters every few months, on Steam. We’ll also be releasing a definitive edition containing all four chapters for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2019.

Joining chapter one prior to the development of chapter two will let you make decisions that impact who lives, who dies and who rises to power in a truly player-driven narrative, and the collective in-game actions of every player will be the key driver for future episodes written by us, the developers. While you will be able to revisit the first chapter and all story branches at any point, only choices from the first playthrough of a chapter will have permanent consequences on subsequent episodes - choose wisely!

As you start your journey, you take on the role of an unremarkable commoner thrust into the position of a hero after a chance visit to the city of Iskendrun. You, as a peasant-turned-savior, must fight a losing battle on multiple fronts. The city is facing collapse as the nobility neglects the impoverished citizens in favor of war. Matters are complicated by five faction leaders vying for power and an unknown evil plaguing the city through wicked and powerful sorcery.

The gameplay is tactical RPG meets classic fighting game inputs in a fast-paced, real-time combat system (with optional pause!). Master think-on-your-feet strategy by chaining together devastating combos using down, left, up, and right through the game’s Combo Wheel.

City of the Shroud is available for $19.99 USD / €19.99 on Steam and the Humble Store. This includes the whole game, with each of the four chapters coming out every few months via free updates to allow time for us (the developer) and players to craft the story together. We hope you enjoy it!

City of the Shroud Comes to Steam August 9!

City of the Shroud Comes to Steam August 9!

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Chapter One of City of the Shroud's community-driven story is coming to Steam for Windows and Mac on August 9.

City of the Shroud's Live Campaign Kicks Off This Summer!

City of the Shroud's Live Campaign Kicks Off This Summer!

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City of the Shroud's live campaign kicks of this summer: your choices, and the choices of every player, will drive a living story and determine the fate...

Building and Lighting the Battlefields

Building and Lighting the Battlefields

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Brand-new screenshots of the latest update to City of the Shroud's environments!

Finalizing City of the Shroud's Menu UI

Finalizing City of the Shroud's Menu UI

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We've been hard at working designing, building, and implementing City of the Shroud's team management UI. Here, we show off the visuals and explain how...

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City of the Shroud PAX East 2018 Demo (OSX)

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The demo for City of the Shroud from PAX East 2018 for OS X.

City of the Shroud PAX East 2018 Demo (Win)

City of the Shroud PAX East 2018 Demo (Win)

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The demo for City of the Shroud from PAX East 2018 for Windows.

City of the Shroud Demo (Mac)

City of the Shroud Demo (Mac)

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The latest demo for City of the Shroud for Mac. Please see www.abyssalarts.com for details.

City of the Shroud Demo (Win)

City of the Shroud Demo (Win)

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The latest demo for City of the Shroud for Windows. Please see www.abyssalarts.com for details.

City of the Shroud Demo (OSX)

City of the Shroud Demo (OSX)

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Rezzed 2017 Demo for City of the Shroud on OSX. Please see www.abyssalarts.com for the latest information.

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City of the Shroud Demo (WIN)

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Rezzed 2017 Demo for City of the Shroud on Windows. Please see www.abyssalarts.com for the latest information.

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