Posts Tagged ‘Lamplight City’

Shardlight dev’s steampunk-y adventure Lamplight City still looks neat

A new calendar year means games which seemed impossibly far away are now really quite close. Here comes Lamplight City, the next adventure game from the creator of A Golden Wake and Shardlight, flexing and doing some warm-up marketing stretches with a new trailer ahead of its launch in a few months. After tripping through the roaring ’30s then our dystopian future, Francisco Gonzalez is off to the steampunk-y 19th century in Lamplight City, where we’ll play as a private investigator solving cases while hunting for his former partner’s murderer. I do like solving crimes and it sounds like this will offer a fair bit of freedom in how we approach them. Here, watch: Read the rest of this entry »

Shardlight designer and Wadjet Eye Games part ways

Shardlight [official site] developer Francisco Gonzalez has announced that he’s no working with Wadjet Eye Games. Gonzalez announced the split in a blog post yesterday, though it actually happened last year. The future of his next game, Lamplight City, is also now uncertain.

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Golden Wake Dev’s New Steampunk-ish Adventure Game

Grundislav Games, the maker of A Golden Wake, has announced its next adventure game, Lamplight City [official site]. It takes me back to the many nights I spent sitting on the edge of my parents’ bed watching Dad play adventure games like Loom. Dad would play for a little bit and stop because they weren’t quite his cup of tea, but they were mine. 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. Read the rest of this entry »