Average Playtime: 3 hours

Lamplight City

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For police detective turned private investigator Miles Fordham, Lamplight City's shadowy corners are just part of the territory. But with his former partner constantly speaking to him from beyond the grave, his grip on sanity is slowly loosening. Can Miles find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart?

Lamplight City is a detective adventure set in an alternate steampunk-ish "Victorian" past.Features
  • Be the detective you want to be. But prepare to face the consequences.
    Investigate crime scenes, interrogate suspects, get information by any means necessary. Follow the law or make your own rules, but how you choose to act will affect people's attitudes towards you.
  • Five cases to solve, with multiple suspects, false leads, and different outcomes.
    Never find yourself stuck in a dead-end situation. If the case becomes unsolvable, simply move on to the next one. The story will adapt based on your choices.
  • Single click interface with no inventory.
    Gather clues and documents in your casebook for review. Item manipulation is handled via a context-sensitive cursor.
  • A fictional city with four boroughs to explore, each with their own unique flavor.
    Players will visit each of these boroughs throughout the game, exploring themes such as class divide and the public's fear of emerging steam tech.
  • Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens.
  • Meet over 50 professionally voiced characters.
  • Original score by Mark Benis
Press Cuttings
  • I fostered a lifelong love for the adventure genre, culminating in a Purple Tentacle tattoo (Day of the Tentacle, duh) on my upper left arm. So I’ll be playing Lamplight City, too. Trust.
    - Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • Overall, this game has a lot going for it, and I encourage you to check it out even if you’re not an adventure game buff.
    - Hey Poor Player
  • Featuring a crisp pixel art style and steampunk influences, Lamplight City is certainly a game that catches the eye.
Release date
Application Systems Heidelberg Software GmbH
Grundislav Games
Application Systems Heidelberg, Application Systems Heidelberg Software GmbH
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

OSX 10.11 or later
Processor: 1.2 GHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 2 GB available space
Mouse & Keyboard

System requirements for Linux

Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 or later
Processor: Pentium or higher 1.2 GHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit colour
Storage: 2 GB available space
Mouse & Keyboard

System requirements for PC

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Pentium or higher
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit colour
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 2 GB available space
Sound Card: All DirectX-compatible sound cards
Mouse & Keyboard

System requirements for iOS

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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

Where to buy

App Store

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Lamplight City reviews and comments

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Lamplight City Story & Gameplay The Kick-off in Short: You and your Partner are ordered to a Flower Shop by an anonymous Call to the Police. Your Partner goes on it when it comes to use. From that Moment on, his Voice haunts around in your Head. You are now not only trying to find his Killer, but also solving other Curious cases and trying not to stand out too much. Which is not easy when you talk to someone you can hear ... The Crime hunt Genre typical you move between the Scenes, question people, collect Objects and use them in the right Places. Lamplight City takes away the rather annoying search for the right Object in many Other games of this Kind. If you have already collected, you always have the right Thing at Hand. Interaction Items change function due to story-related, new Places appear on the Map and foreign People enter the Locations. There is no real Inventory. You have a Notebook that lists the rules, clues, And suspicious People found. You can save at any time outside of Conversations (to be found at the top Of the Screen, as Well as Menu and Notebook) and an Autosave Also takes hold. Well-known Passages of Text can be clicked away quickly. In a few Places, unfortunately, the English Text is displayed instead of the German one. The Agony of Choosing You should also think carefully about who you are discussing with and what you are doing! Otherwise, you can use an ill-considered Approach to obstruct paths. Then you are no longer able to find the real Culprit and in the End you have to burden an Innocent. What I'm missing in this Game A hotspot feature; At least I haven't found one yet and it's sometimes not really easy to find the one item that's missing to Resolve the Case. What would still be very nice would be the Option to restart a Case. Knowing who the Perpetrator is and not being able to convict him because you once made a wrong Decision is really frustrating! Graphics and Sound The Game is in a pixel graphic style and takes place in a dark steampunk world. The Portraits in the Conversations are more detailed and also show Emotions here and there. Unfortunately, the Sound Edition is only available in English, but with good Voice actors and German Subtitles. When it comes to the Puzzle with the Parrot, the English Voiceover is even quite important! Verdict An old-fashioned Looking Point & Click Adventure that has quite Charm. If you like to play a detective, You can take a look at Lamplight City. However, I strongly recommend storing at the Beginning of each Case and not overriding this Game balance. Especially if you want to tackle the Achievements, this Approach saves you a lot of Frustration. If the Review helps and/or likes you, follow our Review Program! And write calmly in the Comments if you want to tell me something about this Review. This Product has been used for Review purposes by the Developer/Publisher.
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