I was emailed a link to the freeware PC Game, L’Abbaye des Morts and was not so sure what to make of it. Especially after I read this description:
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.
Okay, I am intrigued, but I still wasn’t sure. Then i saw this video and I knew, with its ZX Spectrum style game design, that I needed to play it.
Game download and 2 hours later I was a fan. Its an addicting game that is well made which is pretty amazing. Because according to the author of the game, Locomalito:
This little game has been created at nights during our vacation in southern France. The whole style is spontaneous and sincere, straight out of our trips in the region during the day. Be sure to visit the Languedoc if you feel somehow attracted by the game ;-)
So head on over to L’Abbaye des Morts at Locomalito’s website and download the game and make sure you check out the very cool game poster.