A Cathar escaping from Crusaders, a hideout in the night, an Evil Secret
buried below... Welcome to the Abbey of the Dead.
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.
Now fate will test his faith...
How To Play
Terrible secrets are waiting for you, but before facing your destiny, there
are a few things that you should know:
God's temple is the heart, so keep your hearts safe as your most valuable
One heart is taken away if you touch any creature or moving object. The
game will be over if you lose all your hearts.
Some brothers left behind messages that may help you find the hidden truth.
Use mechanisms to open doors and trapdoors.
Walk near a Checkpoint cross to save your position. If you die, you will be returned to the last cross you have touched.
Collect the twelve crosses of your brothers to create a spell against The Evil one.
And remember this: Some illusions can cloud your eyes, some evil can freeze your heart, but faith alone is the strongest weapon...
L'Abbage des Morts was originally created in 2010 during the vacations of Locomalito and Gryzor87 in southern France. The game was created for modern computers but using the style of the old Spectrum to make the
experience deeper and darker into the player's mind.
In 2014, Darkhorace decided to port the game into the real Spectrum,
carefully rewriting the entire game.
Once the port was out, Retroworks created the first cassette edition of
the game, finally closing the circle.
Idea, Code, Graphics, Printed Artwork: Locomalito
Idea, Music, Main Artwork: Gryzor87
DarkHorace: Project, Music Conversion, SFX, Testing
Code/GFX Conversion: Jerri
Screen$: Einar Saukas
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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