Three priceless star jewels. A century-old, cryptic journal. Using only the resources left by your grand-uncle, it's up to you to find Atraharsis—the legendary lost city beneath the sands. But the way won't be easy. Raging sandstorms, sinister traps, and a whole host of mysteries stand between you and your Ultimate goal.

"Treasure of the Forbidden City" is a 40,000 word interactive fantasy novel by Danny McAleese and David Kristoph, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Can you solve the riddles and recover the fabled star gems in time? Or will you, like so many who've gone before, become the next permanent resident of the forbidden city?

• Filled with clever riddles and challenging puzzles.
• Hours of story-forging, problem-solving enjoyment.
• 49 possible achievements to unlock.
• Find clues, tips, and items that can help you in your quest.
• 26 unique conclusions based on your decisions.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

Renamed from "Treasure of the Forgotten City" to "Treasure of the Forbidden City." Added support for iPhone X. If you enjoy playing "Treasure of the Forbidden City," please leave us a written review. It really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Jennifer Haynes ,

Indiana Jones meets Choose Your Own Adventure

If you've ever wanted to be Indiana Jones in an interactive fiction book, this game is for you. Three playthroughs and I've been crushed by a falling tower, escaped a pit of snakes (Why'd it have to be snakes?) and poisoned by a puzzle box. The writing is high quality and fun. Can't wait to get further into the story next time.


Hosted Games LLC
46.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Remove Advertising $4.99
  2. Restart the Game Once $0.99


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