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Steam Store Description (from Ad Blurbs)

The Gateway to Vespuccia, the City of Air and Light, Lamplight City - the thriving port city of New Bretagne is a beacon of progress and industrial advancement in the New World. Yet beneath the promises of a shining 19th-century future, the city rests upon foundations of poverty, class struggle, and crime.

For police detective turned private investigator Miles Fordham, Lamplight City's shadowy corners are just part of the territory. But with his former partner constantly speaking to him from beyond the grave, his grip on sanity is slowly loosening. Can Miles find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart?

Lamplight City is a detective adventure set in an alternate steampunk-ish "Victorian" past.


  • Be the detective you want to be. But prepare to face the consequences.
    Investigate crime scenes, interrogate suspects, get information by any means necessary. Follow the law or make your own rules, but how you choose to act will affect people's attitudes towards you.
  • Five cases to solve, with multiple suspects, false leads, and different outcomes.
    Never find yourself stuck in a dead-end situation. If the case becomes unsolvable, simply move on to the next one. The story will adapt based on your choices.
  • Single click interface with no inventory.
    Gather clues and documents in your casebook for review. Item manipulation is handled via a context-sensitive cursor.
  • A fictional city with four boroughs to explore, each with their own unique flavor.
    Players will visit each of these boroughs throughout the game, exploring themes such as class divide and the public's fear of emerging steam tech.
  • Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens.
  • Meet over 50 professionally voiced characters.
  • Original score by Mark Benis


Lamplight City Windows Starting screen. You know, it reminds me a lot of "Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (Case of the Serrated Scalpel)", a game which must have been an inspiration for "Lamplight City".
Lamplight City Windows The brothel. Being an anti-prostitution feminist, I immediately felt more understanding for the Justice Killer...
Lamplight City Windows Miles' apartment in the evening. Judging by the social conditions in the game, it must have taken a bit of non-conformism for him to marry a Black woman.
Lamplight City Windows The police chief gave Miles strict conditions - either he solves the case until next evening or is arrested himself. But at least Miles no longer needs to hide from him...

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GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 11, 2018 78 out of 100 78 Windows Oct 01, 2018 63 out of 100 63
Riot Pixels Windows Sep 29, 2018 53 out of 100 53
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 28, 2020 Unscored Unscored Windows Sep 13, 2018 Unscored Unscored
Big Boss Battle (B3) Windows Oct 17, 2018 Unscored Unscored


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