An obsolete video game for a dark passage of history
l'Abbaye des Morts (2010)
In the 13th century, the Cathars, clerics who preached about the poverty of Christ and defended life without material aspirations, were treated as heretics by the Catholic Church and expelled out of the Languedoc region in France. One of them, called Jean Raymond, found an old church in which to hide from crusaders, not knowing that beneath its ruins lay buried an ancient evil.
About the game
Faith will be your only weapon in this platformer styled like a ZX Spectrum game. Black backgrounds, one color sprites and 1 bit sounds are a proper fit for the story, because the lack of details is always magic for the imagination.
- Look and feel close to Spectrum ZX games.
- 16 colors palette (1 color per sprite) and 1 channel monophonic music (using only square wave form).
- 23 screens to explore.
- 30 minutes of gameplay (once fully mastered).
- Riddles and hints to find items.
l'Abbaye des Morts has been inspired by the tragic history of the Cathars. The production style walk in line with ZX Spectrum classics like Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy and other British platformers.
This little was created at nights during a vacation in southern France. It was like a jam straight out of our feelings in the Languedoc. People consider it a cult title between my games. It was open sourced and now it has been ported to many platforms, including a cassette edition for the real ZX Spectrum computers.