Maldita Castilla (2012). 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. Arcade games from the mid 80s like Ghost n Goblins, Tiger Road, Black Tiger, Shinobi, Rygar, Karnov, Rastan or Trojan.
Stories. Myths from Spain are obscure even for Spanish people. The project was almost abandoned in the middle of it's development because of an RSI issue. Maldita Castilla has been so well received by the arcade community that they created several dedicated cabinets out of it. It won the 2013 HóPlay award for the best sound. The Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra performed it's main theme in the memorable PlayFest festival of 2014. Thanks to some circunstances and the collaboration of Abylight Studios and YoYo Games, in 2016 we've been able to publish an extended and enhanced version of the game for big platforms: Maldita Castilla EX