The ETSI Informáticos of the UPM hosts an exhibition commemorating the 30 years of this iconic video game created by a UPM engineer.
The Franciscan friar Guillermo de Occan and the young novice Adso face the difficult task of solving a series of murders perpetrated in an Italian abbey. It is not only the plot of the book “The Name of the Rose”, it is also the plot of the cult video game “The Abbey of Crime” that has just turned 30 years old. To remember this, the UPM School of Computer Engineering has organized an exhibition, together with the Association of Classical Computer Users (AUIC), which can be visited by requesting an appointment.
Developed freelance by Paco Menéndez, Telecommunications Engineer at UPM and by Juan Delcán, then an Architecture student at ETSAM-UPM, Abadía del Crimen became a cult video game of the 8-bit era, and is considered one of the 10 best video games developed for the Spectrum 128 platform.
Now, the UPM joins the tributes that the game has received on its 30th birthday with an exhibition entitled “The Abbey of Crime. The human side of the video game ”, on which you can also see the commemorative stamp that Correos has created for the occasion. The sample can be visited in the Historical Museum of Informatics, located in the ETSI Informáticos, also coinciding with the celebration of the 40 years of this School.