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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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
The Gene Machine1996DOSVic Tokai, Inc.3.42
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo1996DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.08
Telstar Double Value Games: Alone in the Dark + Shadow of the Comet1995DOSTelstar Fun and Games...
Jack the Ripper1995DOSGameTek, Inc.4.44
GunBlaze1994DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Active Software2.67
Motor City1994Amiga, DOSMax Design GesMBH3.86
Zeppelin: Giants of the Sky1994Amiga, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.82
Detroit1993Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.49
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet1993DOS, PC-98I•Motion, Inc.4.03
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Collection1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.17
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume III1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.08
Dracula Unleashed1993DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CDSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
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 CDICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective1991CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CDICOM Simulations, Inc.3.93
Nostalgia 19071991FM Towns, PC-98, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000Brother Kougyou...
Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2 - Martian Dreams1991DOS, Macintosh, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.4.11
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
Charlie Chaplin1988Amstrad CPC, DOS, ZX SpectrumU.S. Gold Ltd.2.00
Mystery of the Mummy1988Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.20
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels1988Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.23
Jack the Ripper1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC...
Méwilo1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, Thomson TOCoktel Vision3.10
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Selected Covers

The Gene Machine DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Gene Machine

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from The Gene Machine
Loading screen, with warning
Screenshot from Jack the Ripper
Title screen
Screenshot from Nostalgia 1907