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Lamplight City Commentary Track Coming in Free Update

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 08:00
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September 13, 2018
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Voices in the Shadows

Grundislav Games' newest title is getting a free update. The Lamplight City commentary track will give you behind-the-scenes insights from three of the game's developers, although you probably shouldn't listen to it right away.

In an alternate history, the steampunk-ish scenery of Lamplight City is filled with mystery. There are four boroughs for players to explore, each of which have their own themes and attiudes towards the growing usage of steam technology.

 

As private investigator (and former police detective) Miles Fordham, you'll have to wield your wits as you try to solve five different cases put before you. How you conduct your investigations will determine how other people treat you, so it might not be the best idea to rough up suspects too much. Now, this lovely adventure game is getting a commentary track in the week of December 9, 2019.

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What's in the Lamplight City Commentary Track?

The Lamplight City commentary track is going to feature commentary from three of the game's developers according to a newsletter, namely:

  • Lead developer Francisco Gonzalez
  • Narrative consultant/editor Jess Haskins
  • Composer Mark Benis

These three devs will talk about their design process behind the game in this optional experience. It should be noted that the commentary track will contain spoilers, so it's probably best to leave it off for your first playthrough of the game.

 

You'll be able to hear the Lamplight City commentary track when this free update rolls out the week of December 9, 2019. If you don't yet already own the game, you can pick it up on Steam, the Humble Store, or DRM-free on GOG right now for $10.49 or your regional equivalent, a 30% discount off of its normal price of $14.99. Don't delay, though — there are only a few hours left in the Steam sale and who knows how long on the GOG sale!

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What do you think of the addition of a Lamplight City commentary track? Do you think more developers should take the time to add this kind of behind-the-scenes feature to their games? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!