Mortville Manor

aka: Der Landsitz von Mortville, Le manoir de Mortevielle
Moby ID: 2504
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Mortville Manor is an adventure game which takes place in February of 1951. As private detective Jérôme Lange, you are sent a telegram by Julia Defranck, a childhood friend. In it, she informs you that she is very ill and in grave danger. She urges you to join her in her mansion and advises discretion. Once there, you learn she has passed away. You must solve the mystery. But beware; if you don't tread lightly, you will be sent away, or worse...

The gameplay focuses on conducting a detective investigation rather than on inventory-based puzzles, though items must be found and examined for its purposes. Conversations with suspects offer a wide variety of topics. The player wanders through the mansion at his own pace, but events would sometimes occur regardless of his actions. The game's interface consists of drop-down menus, including about 20 different verbs used for interactions.

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    • 1989/1 (issue #16): ACE Adventure Awards 1988: "Prettiest game of the year" (editorial choice)


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Game added by Frederic LETELLIER.

Atari ST added by EboMike. Sinclair QL added by Rola. Amiga added by Rebound Boy. Amstrad CPC added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, EboMike, Jo ST.

Game added October 14, 2000. Last modified March 15, 2024.