Developer Francisco Gonzalez has unveiled Lamplight City, a detective adventure game inspired by the likes of Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Dickens launching on Switch on June 2nd, 2022. It sees you take control of Miles Fordham, a private investigator within the New Bretagne, a thriving port city that falls foul to five grisly crimes.
Your job is to solve each of the five cases, but Lamplight City has been designed to let you fail. Multiple suspects and false leads may throw you off the game, but when a crime becomes unsolvable, the narrative will continue regardless, your failure to solve the case affecting various story aspects.
Here's a list of features from the developer:
- 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 tap interface with no inventory. - Gather clues and documents in your casebook for review.
- 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.
The game will cost $14.99 / €14,99 / £13.49 when it launches on June 2nd.
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