A steampunk-ish detective adventure from the creator of A Golden Wake and Shardlight! Can you help private investigator Miles Fordham find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart?
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Very Positive (609) - 89% of the 609 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 13, 2018

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“Lamplight City is not only a great adventure game, but a great detective game. When you play it you won’t feel like the game’s pushing you to a specific solution, it’s up to you to decide what trails to follow and who to accuse. And if you fail then you fail. More games should have this approach.”
100 – The Cliqist

“A great detective game, it's not for the faint-hearted. Well-written and with multiple character paths to choose from, Lamplight City isn't for puzzle seekers but will satisfy those looking for a great mystery.”
95 – TechRaptor

“After the delights of sci-fi adventure Shardlight we were always going to be interested in what Francisco Gonzalez did next. Now having played a small section of his follow-up, Lamplight City, I can confirm such anticipation is well merited.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

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?

  • 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

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game deals with some mature themes, such as murder, attempted murder, torture, and contains some depictions of nudity. However, as the game is lower resolution pixel art, nothing incredibly graphic is seen.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows ME or later
    • Processor: Pentium or higher 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit colour
    • DirectX: Version 5.2
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: All DirectX-compatible sound cards
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11+
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu compatible
    • Processor: Pentium or higher 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit colour
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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