A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

City of the Shroud is a tactical RPG with a twist - battles take place in a real-time, combo-based combat system where you unleash special moves, build powerful combos, and outmaneuver your opponent.

Get ready to join the live, player-driven story as it unfolds in a sprawling world, where bitter rivalries battle for control of a city descending into civil war. As you play, your choices, and the choices of every player, will create a living world of shifting alliances as you race to uncover the truth before it's too late.

Test out the gameplay prototype on itch.io, and pre-order on BackerKit to get a Steam key with access to development builds!


  • Real-time, combo-based battle system: think on your feet and chain together your attacks to defeat your opponents
  • The story is a living episodic campaign: every player's actions impact how the story unfolds for the entire community.
  • 4 episodes: each episode is crafted based on the cumulative influence of every player's choices and actions from the previous episodes.
  • Written by multiple chart-topping independent author Moira Katson, author of The Light & Shadow Trilogy as well as other stories and novels
  • Online VS Mode
  • Deep combo and stat system lets you customize your team to suit your playstyle
  • Mod support: customize the appearance of your units in battle
  • A distinctive world, beautifully realized in 2D and 3D

City of the Shroud™ was Kickstarted in 9 days! Thank you everyone for your support!

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Install instructions

Download the ZIP archive, unzip it to your preferred directory, and play away!

Direct Links to the Download:

Windows: https://www.abyssalarts.com/Ci...

OS X: https://www.abyssalarts.com/Ci...


City of the Shroud Pre-Alpha (WIN)
City of the Shroud Pre-Alpha (OSX)


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Really awesome, unique game!

Thank you for the awesome video :)

Looks neat! Does it have a linux build?

Not at the moment, but it is something I'd like to do! If enough people want it, we'll definitely see if we can make it work.