Why aren't there more Victorian London themed games around? The setting provides brilliant scope for a creative outlet just ripe for lampooning into submission. Well the team Rumpus Animation, behind Bertram Fiddle are aiming to fix make amends for this egregious lack of 1800's themed japery with a hilarious point and click adventure.
The year is 1884 and Bertram Fiddle, leading Victorian Explorator, hasn’t had an adventure for quite some time.With a decidedly "Jack the Ripper" style storyline (Sorry! Geoff the Murderer...) and character names such as Lord Arthwipe (groan!) and Bertram's wife, Wortha Fiddle, it's quite obvious where the humour of this title is headed. So if quality voice acting, top class animation, Victorian pun-age and innuendo is up your back alley, then Bertram Fiddle should be right on your list to check out.
But all that is about to change as a series of events lead to him becoming embroiled in the greatest murder mystery of his time.
Follow Bertram and his manservant, Gavin the Cyclops, through the dark, shadowy streets of London in search of the World’s most elusive serial killer, Geoff the Murderer.
Can you unravel the clues and stop Geoff before he strikes again.
A terribly, gruesome tale in the finest tradition of Point and Click Adventure Games.
Bertram Fiddle's first adventure "A Dreadly Business" is due out this autumn for PC, iOS and Android. Rumpus Animation is also looking to get Greenlit on Steam, so be sure and drop by with your vote.
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