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A first look at the Flawless Abbey puzzle adventure game

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Let’s start with a very good place to start – the end. Wait, that’s not good. But that’s where I’ll start anyway. You see, my feelings at the end of the short Flawless Abbey review demo sums up my opinion so far… I didn’t want it to end. This breathtaking, ethereal, dreamlike journey to – and through – the Abbey is almost addictive. And I want more.

What is Flawless Abbey?

Flawless Abbey is a beautifully hand-painted fairy tale adventure based on themes such as music, art and dreams. Starting with Flawless Abbey, you’re sitting in the audience – well, you make up the audience yourself – during a play. The play, told with paper dolls, reveals the story of an abbey built by a band of heroes, but razed to the ground by a terrifying dragon. At the end of the play, you find yourself in a mysterious train car with an endless sky outside, and your part in this tale begins.


To be honest, I haven’t played the story enough yet to really know what’s going on. The early stages of the game reveal who you are, Penn Sveelar, and that you are a Dreamseeker, participating in something called a Plunge. However, what it is, we don’t really know yet. What we do know is that this isn’t the first time we’ve gone through this process, but we seem to have forgotten everything – almost like we’ve been reset. After completing a “calibration” puzzle on the train, you enter the abbey itself, and further puzzles will take you on a journey through the abbey to meet its abbess, Aurora.

That’s all we know about the game so far, but it’s enough to keep me intrigued and eager to play more. I also found playing Flawless Abbey in a slightly darker room enhanced the experience, as it provided a better atmosphere for the dark, kaleidoscopic, stained glass-inspired artwork that makes Flawless Abbey so unique.


Flawless Abbey release date

Flawless Abbey is still in its early stages and there is no release date yet. However, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as the developer headboard games announces when Flawless Abbey will be available to play in its entirety. In the meantime, you can still list Flawless Abbey on Steam, and you’ll know you’ll be notified when there’s more news.

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