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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Jekyll & Hyde2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.57
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Remastered Edition)2008Windows93GAMES4.06
GunBlaze1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Active Software2.67
Orphan Feast2007BrowserAdult Swim4.19
Earthquake San Francisco 19061981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80Adventure International3.00
Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA2.50
Beyond the Titanic1986DOSApogee Software Productions3.25
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet1993DOS, PC-98I•Motion, Inc.4.03
Koudelka1999PlayStationInfogrames, Inc.3.94
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow"1985Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterBantam Software3.50
Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc2.40
Mystery in London2007Macintosh, WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc....
Jekyll & Hyde2010WindowsbitComposer Games GmbH2.50
Méwilo1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, Thomson TOCoktel Vision3.10
Jack the Ripper1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC...
221 B Baker St.1986Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSDatasoft, Inc.3.68
The Last Express1997Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.03
Haunted2011Windowsdtp entertainment AG3.67
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo1996DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.08
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel19923DO, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.95
Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos1986Apple II, DOSEllicott Creek Software...
Night Café 1997Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xEMME Interactive SA...
Sherlock Holmes: Wydanie Specjalne2008WindowsFocus Home Interactive SAS...
The Mystery of the Mummy2002Nintendo DS, WindowsThe Adventure Company2.34
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis2007WindowsThe Adventure Company3.35
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Selected Covers

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
Jekyll & Hyde Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Jekyll & Hyde
Méwilo Amstrad CPC Front Cover
Front cover for Méwilo
Night Café  Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Night Café

Selected Screenshots

Opening scene
Screenshot from Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
Main menu
Screenshot from Jekyll & Hyde
Title screen
Screenshot from Méwilo