Grundislav Games/Application Systems Heidelberg
Based in New York, USA/, Heidelberg, Germany

Release date:
Sep. 13th, 2018



Regular Price:



Lamplight City - Description

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.


Francisco Gonzalez has been making adventure games using Adventure Game Studio since 2001. After releasing the final case in the 8-part Ben Jordan series in 2012, he decided to take the plunge and begin making games professionally. His first game, A Golden Wake, was published in 2014 by Wadjet Eye Games. He made his second game, Shardlight, while working in-house at Wadjet Eye as as a full-time developer. Francisco grew up playing classic adventure games from studios such as Sierra, LucasArts, and Revolution. Among his favorites are Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, The Curse of Monkey Island, Quest for Glory IV, Day of the Tentacle, and Conquests of the Longbow.


  • Be the detective you want to be. But prepare to face the consequences.
  • Five cases to solve, with multiple suspects, false leads, and different outcomes.
  • Single click interface with no inventory.
  • A fictional city with four boroughs to explore, each with their own unique flavor.
  • Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens.
  • Meet over 50 professionally voiced characters.
  • Original score by Mark Benis.

Text downloads:


download game trailers as .zip (121MB)

Announcement Trailer YouTube

Announcement Trailer YouTube


download game images as .zip (5MB)

Special Promo Images Pack 1

download our special promo game images package 1 as .zip (1MB) It includes a text file with super secret information that we allow you to share on your web site.




download logo files as .zip (537KB)

Awards & Recognition

  • "Awards coming soon." Winner of most important award, 2018

Selected Articles

  • "We are very happy to produce this great adventure game together with Grundislav Games."
    - Volker Ritzhaupt, Application Systems
  • "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."
    - Brittany Vincent, 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."
    - Nathaniel Terencio, Hey Poor Player

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Lamplight City Credits

Francisco Gonzalez
Original Script, Game Concept, Art, Animation, Coding (Grundislav Games)

Mark Benis
Original music score (http://markbenis.com/)

Alexander Henn
Coding (Application Systems Heidelberg)

Marco Spaapen
Additional coding (Application Systems Heidelberg)

Volker Ritzhaupt
Producer (Application Systems Heidelberg)

Oliver Buchmann
Testing, Quality assurance (Application Systems Heidelberg)

List of current projects:

PC/Mac/Linux: LUNA The Shadow Dust - Puzzle Adventure - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
PC/Mac/Linux: Oxyd - Puzzler - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Nintendo Switch: Nelly Cootalot - Nautical themed adventure game - UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Nintendo Switch: Unforeseen Incidents - Mystery adventure game - UNDER DEVELOPMENT

List of released projects:

Nintendo Switch: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
PC/Mac: Lamplight City - Detective adventure game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Unforeseen Incidents - Mystery adventure game - RELEASED
iOS/Android/Windows mobile: Nelly Cootalot - Nautical themed adventure game - RELEASED
Wii U: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
Playstation VR: Carpe Lucem: Seize The Light - Virtual Reality Puzzle game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: Nelly Cootalot - Nautical themed adventure game - RELEASED
PC: Carpe Lucem: Seize The Light - Virtual Reality Puzzle game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux/iOS/Android: Frag doch mal...die Maus! - Kids quiz game - RELEASED
PC/Mac/Linux: GhostControl Inc., - turn based ghost hunting in retro style - RELEASED
iOS/Android: 6 Takes! - Adaptation of classic card game - RELEASED
iOS: Café International - The board game (Game of The Year in Germany) as an App - RELEASED

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