DescriptionBecause of a series of mysterious crimes that happened in an old abbey, the former consultant of the royal court Leonardo and his apprentice Bruno are sent in to investigate. But as soon as they arrive someone already tries to kill them and both get caught up in obscure implications about a long guarded secret. As they begin to investigate they realize that not only the old building refuses to reveal it's secrets but also that even the guardians of the monastery from the lowly watchman to the abbot himself are very reluctant to help them.
The Abbey is a classic Point & Click-Adventure with cartoonish 3D-models moving in front of 2D-backgrounds. Every action is accomplished by using the context-sensitive mouse pointer. This way the characters pick up items, interact with the backgrounds and talk with the different characters in multiple-choice dialogues. Moving through several locations including the hospital and the library, the player needs to solve many different puzzles in order to get the NPCs to help him and get closer to the revelation of the mystery that threatens the whole kingdom.
- "The Abbey: Мистическое убийство" -- Russian spelling
- "The Abbey" -- UK title
- "Emilio De Paz: The Abbey - Du sollst nicht töten!" -- German title
Part of the Following Group
|No usual suspects in this crime||micnictic (391)|
|Adventure Advocate||Dec 15, 2008||80|
|Game Chronicles||Sep 10, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpot||Sep 03, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Digital Chumps||Sep 03, 2008||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Just Adventure||Oct 01, 2008||B-||67|
|Game industry News (GiN)||2008||60|
|GameStar (Germany)||Jul, 2008||60 out of 100||60|
|Game Over Online||Oct 27, 2008||54 out of 100||54|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Oct 01, 2008||30|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Intriguing||62||Indra was here (20911)
Jul 02, 2008
TriviaWhen asked about the origins of the game, Emilio de Paz noted that the team is a big fan of La Abadía del Crimen, and that the game is closer to that old game than to Umberto Eco's book.
Related Web Sites
- Murder in the Abbey (official website)
- Have Faith (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of The Abbey (July, 2009).)
- Murder in the Abbey - Universal Hint System (Solve the game at your own pace without spoiling the game for you. More than an ordinary walkthrough.)