An arcade adventure of chivalry and horror. For God and Castile!
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 the valiant Don Ramiro through the cursed lands of Tolomera in order to expel the evil that has entered the Kingdom of Castile!
About the game
Maldita Castilla (Cursed/damn Castile) is an action platformer full of actual myths from Spain and some regions of the medieval Europe. The graphic style is taken from mid 80s arcades, represented in a raw dark pixel art, with a limited color palette displayed through a dirty old monitor effect. Gryzor87 has composed an epic and aventuresque soundtrack with the true arcade sound of the Yamaha YM2203 FM chip.
- Look and feel of an arcade game from 1985-1987.
- The real FM sound of the YM2203 chip.
- 6 levels, 14 bosses and more than 40 enemies.
- Around 50 minutes of gameplay length (once fully mastered).
- 4 different endings that depend on merits and secrets.
- Based on actual myths from Spain.
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, Black Tiger, Tiger Road, Shinobi, Rygar, Karnov, Rastan, Trojan and others.
The game idea came during a weekend in Segovia. The project was almost abandoned because of a RSI that became a chronic problem. Maldita Castilla had a warm welcome in the arcade and speedrun communities. It won the 2013 HóPlay award for the best sound. Its main suite has been performed by the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra (PlayFest, 2014) and the Games&Symphonies orchestra (Valencia, 2016). Maldita Castilla EX, an arranged version of Maldita Castilla, was published for the big consoles in 2016 thanks to some circumstances and the collaboration of Abylight and YoYo Games.