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?
• "I fostered a lifelong love for the adventure genre, culminating in a Purple Tentacle tattoo (Day of the Tentacle, duh) on my upper left arm. So I’ll be playing Lamplight City, too. Trust." - Rock, Paper, Shotgun
• "Overall, this game has a lot going for it, and I encourage you to check it out even if you’re not an adventure game buff." - Hey Poor Player

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.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

- Fix: Game no longer Autosaves in Calendar room (Case 5).

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

kiwi191 ,

Great point and click mystery

Love it! Lots of objects/rooms to explore, witty dialogue, interesting mystery. This is my favorite type of game, but unfortunately I haven’t come across too many games like it in the App Store. I recommend this to anyone that likes story-driven adventure games without complicated puzzles to solve. Also there are days worth of gameplay, which I appreciated :)

Aunt Annabel ,

Boring game with bad graphics

I can’t believe I spent $5 on this. There is so much talking and hardly any playing, plus the graphics are terrible. It feels like a kids game except it’s SO BORING. I wish I could get my money back.

Developer Response ,

It's a shame you didn't like it. In case you didn't know: The store actually allows you to return it.
Graphics are low res retro style. Gameplay is a detective game. So you interview suspects and collect clues. That's not everybodies kind of game.


Application Systems Heidelberg Software GmbH
2.1 GB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


  • Family Sharing

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