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?

Related Game Group
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Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Jack the Ripper1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC...
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
Charlie Chaplin1988Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX SpectrumU.S. Gold Ltd.2.00
Daemon Summoner2006PlayStation 2, WindowsMidas Interactive Entertainment Ltd.1.50
The Mystery of the Mummy2002Nintendo DS, WindowsThe Adventure Company2.28
Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet2008Macintosh, WindowsAvanquest Software Publishing Ltd.2.33
Méwilo1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, Thomson TOCoktel Vision2.40
Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc2.40
Jekyll & Hyde2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.40
Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA2.50
Jekyll & Hyde2010WindowsbitComposer Games GmbH2.50
GunBlaze1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Active Software2.67
Louisiana Adventure2012WindowsAnuman Interactive SA2.83
Poszukiwacze zaginionej Warszawy2008WindowsFundacja Inna Przestrzeń2.86
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II1992DOS, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Rails West!1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.00
Earthquake San Francisco 19061981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80Adventure International3.00
Sherlock Holmes Trilogy2007WindowsCITY interactive Sp. z o.o.3.00
Jack the Ripper2004WindowsThe Adventure Company3.03
AGON: Episode 3 - Pirates of Madagascar2004WindowsPrivate Moon Studios3.17
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis2007WindowsThe Adventure Company3.35
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened2006iPad, WindowsCDV Software Entertainment USA, Inc.3.36
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary2000iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.36
AGON: The Lost Sword of Toledo2008WindowsKalypso Media GmbH3.40
The Gene Machine1996DOSVic Tokai, Inc.3.42
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Selected Covers

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
Jack the Ripper Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Jack the Ripper

Selected Screenshots

Opening scene
Screenshot from Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
Title Screen
Screenshot from Jack the Ripper