Setting: Belle Époque

Group Description

A transitional period in history, which started in the late 19th century (roughly 1870s) and ended with World War I, thus occurring during the last years of the Victorian era, the Edwardian era (UK), the Gilded Age (USA), the final tumultuous years of the Qing Dynasty (China), the final phase of the imperial regime before the October Revolution (Russia), and the rapid modernization that came with the Meiji Restoration (Japan).

As it was a time of great technological advancements and relative stability (at least in the West), people anticipated something new to come, while others feared the end of a century (fin de siècle). Sail ships giving way to steam ships, introduction of telephone, automobile, phonograph/gramophone, first airships and soon the first airplane flight! Sensational moving pictures available to the masses via travelling cinemas! Art Nouveau, modernism, cabaret (Moulin Rouge!), electric light, Sherlock Holmes and Arsène Lupin... remember that lady in a fancy hat you saw while travelling on the Orient Express?

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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Earthquake San Francisco 19061981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80Adventure International3.00
The Sands of Egypt1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80 CoCoDatasoft, Inc.3.67
Ripper!1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company...
Rails West!1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.00
Colonial Conquest1985Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.95
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow"1985Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterBantam Software3.50
Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos1986Apple II, DOSEllicott Creek Software...
Beyond the Titanic1986DOSApogee Software Productions3.44
221 B Baker St.1986Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSDatasoft, Inc.3.68
Jack the Ripper1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC...
Méwilo1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, Thomson TOCoktel Vision2.40
Mystery of the Mummy1988Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH3.70
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 128, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.65
Charlie Chaplin1988Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX SpectrumU.S. Gold Ltd.2.00
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Nostalgia 19071991FM Towns, PC-98, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000Brother Kougyou...
Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2 - Martian Dreams1991DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.11
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective1991CDTV, DOS, DVD Player, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISInfinite Ventures, Inc.4.21
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel19923DO, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.95
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II1992DOS, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume III1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.08
Detroit1993Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.49
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.93
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Selected Covers

Rails West! Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Rails West!
Méwilo Amstrad CPC Front Cover
Front cover for Méwilo

Selected Screenshots

Choosing the script to film.
Screenshot from Charlie Chaplin
Title screen.
Screenshot from Rails West!
Title screen
Screenshot from Méwilo