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l'Abbaye des Morts

An obsolete video game for a dark passage of history

In the 13th century, the Cathars, who preach about good Christian beliefs, were being expelled by the Catholic Church out of the Languedoc region in France. One of them, called Jean Raymond, found an old church in which to hide, not knowing that beneath its ruins lay buried an ancient evil.

The game

Faith will be your only weapon in this platformer styled like a Spectrum ZX game. Black backgrounds, one color sprites and 1 bit sounds are a proper fit with the story, because the lack of details force imagination to do it's magic.

Key features

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Influences

l'Abbaye des Morts is inspired by the tragic history of the Cathars and styled in the line of Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy and other British Platformers from the Spectrum computers.

l'Abbaye des Morts

Stories

This little game has been created at nights during our vacation in southern France. It's like a jam straight out of our feelings in the Languedoc. It has been ported to many platforms, but it was in 2013 when it finally landed on the real Spectrum ZX as a cassette game. People consider it a cult title between my games.