Maldita Castilla

a game by locomalito

An arcade adventure of chivalry and horror

The plot: The lament of a young witch has been turned into a key for demons into this world. Take on the King's mission and guide Don Ramiro through the cursed lands of Tolomera in order to expel the evil that entered the Kingdom of Castile!

The game: Maldita Castilla (Cursed/damn Castile) is an action platformer full of myths from Spain and the rest of Europe. The graphic style is raw, a dark pixel art with a limited color palette displayed through a dirty old monitor effect. Also, Gryzor87 composed the music emulating the Yamaha YM2203 sound chip, so that the game has real arcade sound.

Influences: Medieval paintings, codex and places from the old Spain, specially from the Kingdom of Castile. The Amadis of Gaul, the best chivalry book ever. Ghost n Goblins and other arcade games from the mid 80s like Tiger Road, Black Tiger, Shinobi, Rygar, Karnov, Trojan or Shinobi.

Personal note: I've missed new arcade chivalry games for many years, so I just decided to make one by myself with obscure myths.



Key features

  • Look and feel of an arcade game from 1985-1987.
  • The FM sound of the YM2203 chip.
  • 6 levels, 14 bosses and more than 40 enemies.
  • Around 50 minutes of gameplay length.
  • 4 different endings that depend on merits and secrets.
  • Based in medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe.
Maldita Castilla poster
A game by: Locomalito
Music and FX: Gryzor87
Promo art: Marek Barej

Genre: action platformer
Release: 12/12/2012
Development: 20 months
Platforms: Windows, Ubuntu, Ouya

Creative Commons License
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Maldita Castilla download and extras

Maldita Castilla 1.1 (Windows)

Windows version 1.0
OUYA version 1.1 (it may work with other Android based devices)
Ubuntu version 1.0 (not tested personally, may work with other Linux)