To defeat the rebel knights and stabilize the crown, you must journey through the most dangerous realm in the kingdom--your own wretched past.
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Very Positive (138) - 92% of the 138 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 22, 2023

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About This Game

The king is dead. The country is wracked by rebellion. And an old comrade from your past has returned to claim the crown for himself.

I, the Forgotten One is a 450,000-word interactive novel by John Louis. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

You are the late king's eldest child and royal bastard. Disinherited and tossed aside, you were sent off as a child to fight in the distant frontier of the kingdom, to die forgotten and unknown.

You, however, survived, and have been shaped into an instrument of war.

With the realm now in turmoil, you have been called upon to once more bloody your blade.

You must restore peace, by any means necessary.

Even as you feel yourself slipping, deeper and deeper into a pit of despair.

  • Play as a man or woman
  • Immerse yourself in a world whose perceptions change based on your chosen physicality
  • Specialize in three separate aspects of medieval war
  • Choose from three different fighting styles which are further influenced by your physical attributes
  • Meet a wide cast of characters, from the mother that disowned you to your surrogate father
  • Fall down three separate mental paths
  • Sustain your relationship with your family, or let it collapse all together
  • Experience the brutal realities of war and its consequences on the mind

Above all, find purpose and hope, before you shatter for good.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Animals used for medical practice; Recollections of child abuse; Child soldiers; Depression symptoms in NPCs, especially veterans; Homophobia; Potential mutilation of MC; Political marriage of nobles and royals before coming of age; Descriptions of PTSD symptoms, including intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, self-harm, suicidal ideation; Regressive gender norms and sexism; War crimes.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: 10.13
      • OS: Ubuntu 20.04

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