City of Brass Screenshot 1
City of Brass Screenshot 2
City of Brass Screenshot 3
City of Brass Screenshot 4
City of Brass Screenshot 5
0
2
Edit

City of Brass

Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.
Promote for 50G

Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous

There's so many elements to learn about, and there's SO many stylish tricks you can pull off if you stick with it for a few hours, really starting to understand the mechanics.The combat is tight and smooth, and the environment is full of creative ways to turn the tides of almost any kerfuffle you get yourself into! It's a lot to take in, so give yourself some time to make sense of things.

Review from Steam

Yeah, City of brass is basically a FPS Spelunky, traps, traps everywhere. Not as good as immortal redneck though.

Review from Steam

I came across this game purely by accident even though I have a large number of roguelikes in my games library.
Not since Ziggurat has a 3D roguelike grabbed my attention like this game has. This is very likely to become my favourite 3D roguelike of all time. It's great fun and has blessings to apply to make the game easier, if you so desire. The only one I use is the one that removes the time limit and it makes the game far less frantic, which I enjoy. Later in the game you can unlock burdens that allow you to add difficulty to the game if you are a gaming god ;)
City of Brass can easily rub shoulders with Ziggurat, Delver and others of their ilk. There are several classes to play each with minor gameplay differences. Throughout the levels you will come across genies who can sell you weapons and armor with different enchantments in exchange for some of your hard earned loot. It's these enchantments that mix up the gameplay in such fun ways. Add to that the whip that can be used to stun or trip enemies, knock weapons out of enemies hands, pick up distant treasure and items, set off traps, knock over braziers as well as several different objects you can pick up and throw at enemies for some ranged action and you have a core gameplay loop that's fun, engaging and rewarding.
Why this game isn't better known remains a mystery to me as it really is a masterpiece in the sea of roguelikes.
A solid 9/10 and a true hidden gem.

Review from Steam

City of Brass is meant to be punishing and difficult. But tedious repetition makes it as uninteresting to experience as it is severe to endure.

Review from Steam

I'm going to give this games a thumbs-up. Because every time I play it, I think "Wow, why don't I play this more often?".
Then I stop playing and don't come back to it for another year to think "Wow, why don't I play this more often?"
A really good game that deserves to be played... more often.

Review from Steam

A fun roguelike with dynamic whip combat, lots of variety, and a crazy amount of traps to be traversed. Feels very much like Spelunky in that there's always something new or unique to discover, and Arabian settings are a big plus! The random nature of the game keeps it fresh, and every procedurally-generated level truly looks unique, even among similar games.

Review from Steam

Well, it took me some time to appreciate this game, and I was almost about to leave a negative review at first! But then, after something like 5 hours or, it started changing. Please note that my time on this game is not actual, as I played it a lot offline, during quarantine without internet. I believe I have around 25 to 30 hours, and I believe this is about right for a game like this (though some people might spend hundreds of hours to aim for a score).
This game was more shallow and casual than I had hoped, and it might be why I was not satisfied at first. But then I forgot my expectations, and started enjoying the game for what it is! The trick? I remembered old school games on Atari/Amiga, in low 2D, in their rogue like styles, that is to say with rooms, enemies, bosses, traps, weapons, items, etc, and it looks about the same all throughout the game except for the levels art. Also, it becomes harder the more you play (more enemies, stronger enemies, etc) and yet easier (your skill improves, also your gear, etc). There is TONS of items to collect and discover. This literally feels like a modern, super basic rogue like, (think Risk of Rain 2, Rogue Legacy etc) but in FPS mode, but neither arty or complex or original, but actually very classic, traditional, with the oldschool codes that are maze levels, potions, loot, etc. This old fashioned style did not seem obvious at first, it felt more "basic and mediocre" when I quickly judged it... but that was wrong of me. It is voluntarily old fashioned (I believe... I hope!) and with that, my appreciation of the game took a big turn to the right side! If you fancy a 3D FPS approach of old games from the 80s on your Amiga or Atari, this is the one! It is actually very pleasant, genuinely decent! And it is from Australia (rare enough to mention). A good surprise in the end!

Review from Steam

This game is hard. But rewarding. Traps everywhere. Enemies around every corner. But gold lies waiting for you, too. Some people call this first person spelunky. I see that. You need to be paying attention all the time. It's unforgiving. But in subsequent runs, those traps you kept dying to? Those become your friends. Stupid skeletons can be pushed into traps, baited into their own doom. You have three wishes to spend during any run in City of Brass, and it can shape the way your current game goes. One wish can be to disable all traps in all maps if you're so inclined. Or, for the merchant to permanently sell better gear.
It's got a great aesthetic and the music is nice too. I've only beaten it once and plan to do so again with a different character. The input can feel a bit weird at times with the whip not going when you want it to, but mechanically the game runs well with no noticeable bugs. Worth it on sale absolutely.