Victorian England. A vicious killer is on the loose, and only one man can hope to stop him... No, this isn't Sherlock Holmes squaring off against Jack the Ripper once again, it's Bertram Fiddle in pursuit of Geoff the Murderer in an upcoming point-and-tap mobile adventure trilogy.
Bertram Fiddle, leading "Victorian Explorator" in 1884, is in desperate need of a new case, but he gets more than he bargained for in pursuit of Geoff the Murderer, London's "most elusive serial killer". Along with his Cyclopean manservant Gavin, when Fiddle takes to the "dark, shadowy streets of London" he becomes "embroiled in the greatest murder mystery of his time". It's up to Fiddle (and the player) to "unravel the clues and stop Geoff before he strikes again."
Although the premise sounds like a gritty suspense mystery, The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle promises plenty of dark humour to go with its intrigue. Inspired by Victorian-era novels, Hammer horror films, and point-and-click adventures, the game will include "strange creatures and lost worlds" to go with its "stunning vistas and... chilling terrors."
All this will be wrapped up in a hand-drawn, cartoon-style presentation on IOS and Android devices in three parts. The first episode, subtitled A Dreadly Business, is due for release in October. In the meantime, you can find more information about the game at the official website.
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