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Description

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.

Screenshots

Mortville Manor DOS Exploring the basement. Opening the huge list of verbs
Mortville Manor DOS Suspect interrogation always begins like this...
Mortville Manor DOS Office room. Opening the locations menu
Mortville Manor DOS Outside of the manor

Promo Images

Mortville Manor Magazine Advertisement TILT (issue 49, December 1987, p 125)

Alternate Titles

  • "Le manoir de Mortevielle" -- French title
  • "Der Landsitz von Mortville" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Feb 11, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Retro Archives Nov 25, 2018 14.5 out of 20 72
Adventurearchiv May 27, 2009 54 out of 100 54

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Awards

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

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Frederic LETELLIER (45) added Mortville Manor (DOS) on Oct 12, 2000
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