Games of 2010: L’Abbaye des Morts

Ok, I’m sure nobody’s too surprised to see this one on my list! ๐Ÿ˜›

While I love the game’s beautiful ZX-Spectrum asthetic, the thing that makes this game so wonderful is how well that gels with its setting – you play as Jean Raymond, a Cathar monk in 13th century France. Scrolls scattered around tell the grisly tale of the expulsion by the Catholic Church one sentence at a time, working perfectly as both a storytelling and a gameplay device, holding everything together through some really powerful moments where the game and story break apart, and finally reunite.

L’Abbaye des Morts is free, and available to download for windows at locomalito’s site.

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  1. Denis on January 12th, 2011

    Might just download this one. Cheers.

  2. The Brass on January 13th, 2011

    Clunky.

  3. Jasper on January 13th, 2011

    One of my faves too.

  4. รngel L. on January 15th, 2011

    Probably my favorite indie game of the year… together with VVVVVV, hehehe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Locomalito totally nailed the ZX Spectrum old-school feel, not only aethetically, but also because of its difficulty. xD

  5. Luke on January 19th, 2011

    I really like this game! Thanks for putting it on your list!

  6. Marcus on January 21st, 2011

    I thought it was great but after getting one game over too many I just watched the rest on it on youtube… I think it was a bit too hard.

  7. drew on February 4th, 2011

    man that’s depressing…]
    but at least my soul is safe.

    great game!

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