after a quick search on hol i can state with neither the littlest hint of fear of being wrong that they are Projectyle and Under Pressure, by Eldritch The Cat
on Mobygames i've found:
"Where this game really shined, though, was in its character generation. It was an ambitious project that was meant to carry over to a game series called "Timeline" which alas never took off. You had to guide the character's career through WWI, professions, as he or she gets skill points to distribute. Not many games had skills at all, let alone the plethora of skills to choose from in this game. The graphics in this part were pretty cool."
"They tried again in the mid -90s with similar ideas in Daughter of Serpents. This game had similar character generation (which by then the idea of skill points was not new anymore)."