Less than 150 games needed to reach our MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

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
Viewing Page 1 of 4 (items 1-25 of 80) Next
Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
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
Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet2008Macintosh, WindowsAvanquest Software Publishing Ltd.2.33
The Mystery of the Mummy2002Nintendo DS, WindowsThe Adventure Company2.34
Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc2.40
Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA2.50
Jekyll & Hyde2010WindowsbitComposer Games GmbH2.50
Jekyll & Hyde2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.57
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II1992DOS, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CDICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Earthquake San Francisco 19061981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80Adventure International3.00
Sherlock Holmes Trilogy2007WindowsCITY interactive Sp. z o.o.3.00
Rails West!1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.00
Jack the Ripper2004WindowsThe Adventure Company3.03
Méwilo1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, Thomson TOCoktel Vision3.10
AGON: The Lost Sword of Toledo2008WindowsKalypso Media GmbH3.17
AGON: Episode 3 - Pirates of Madagascar2004WindowsPrivate Moon Studios3.17
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels1988Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.23
Beyond the Titanic1986DOSApogee Software Productions3.25
Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Collector's Edition)2010iPad, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc3.25
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary2000iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.51
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis2007WindowsThe Adventure Company3.35
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened2006iPad, WindowsCDV Software Entertainment USA, Inc.3.36
The Gene Machine1996DOSVic Tokai, Inc.3.42
Goto Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Selected Covers

Rails West! Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Rails West!
The Mystery of the Mummy Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Mystery of the Mummy
Sherlock Holmes Trilogy Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sherlock Holmes Trilogy
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Rails West!
The manor in question.
Screenshot from The Mystery of the Mummy
Choosing the script to film.
Screenshot from Charlie Chaplin