A steampunk-ish detective adventure from the creator of A Golden Wake and Shardlight! Can 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 (96) - 93% of the 96 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 13, 2018
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Recommended
By TechRaptor September 13, 2018

“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.”

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Recent updates View all (5)

January 10

Update to Version 1.09 and other news

End of year kudos
Lamplight City made it on to a few really nice lists and award nominations. Here are a few that we would like to mention:
Nominated for #TheBitAwards PC/CONSOLE GAME OF THE YEAR
Playcrafting New York

Also big thanks to players who liked the game and told the world about it:
Top 10 Games I played in 2018
@symphonyofswans

Best Pixel Art Adventure Games of 2018
Top 10 pixel art adventure games of 2018

@Virtumente

My favourite games of 2018
@LeChristopherAG

Here's my Top 10 "Games I Played In 2018" List
@GalexQuest

Top 10 "Games I Played In 2018" List
@HiroshiMishima

Spiele die ich 2018 mochte in alphabetischer Reihenfolge
@sofakissen

My best games of 2018
@Lord_Vampirous

Honorable mention to:
Games that should have been on this list by I haven't gotten around to playing them cuz I suck
@GuyYuvalGP

and the people who posted in response to
Quote this tweet with 3 games you’re going to play before 2018 ends.
@GameSpot



Details on the update to version 1.09
This small update fixes a pesky bug in Case 1:

If speaking to Sabine Martin about the back room and the option to drop the subject was chosen, it wouldn't set the flag to close off the lead which allows Albert Martin to be accused. This caused the game to become unwinnable if Andrew Montgomery was made angry.

Previous saves are unaffected, however if already stuck in this situation, a game restart or load from a previous save will be necessary to proceed.

Also the save game system has been overhauled to fix an issue where saves were automatically overwritten to the same slot if some previous saves were deleted. There is also a message added when the maximum number of save slots (50) is reached, rather than just overwriting the save.
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November 27, 2018

Update to Version 1.08

Based on player feedback, this new patch allows cases to be declared unsolvable when a suspect is added to the Casebook, in addition to closing off all leads.

Previous save games will still work, however the option to declare the case unsolvable will not appear if a suspect has already been added.
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Reviews

“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?

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

Features

  • 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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11+
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • 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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