Maldita Castilla

a game by locomalito

I waited for a new chivalry arcade game for decades. But then, tired of waiting I decided to make one myself, one with Spanish myths in it.

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.

Maldita Castilla

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

Key features

Maldita Castilla poster
A game by: Locomalito
Music and FX: Gryzor87
Promo art: Marek Barej

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

Creative Commons License

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Maldita Castilla 1.1 (Win)

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)
Mac version 1.1 (not tested personally)
Xbox One version EX (enhanced and extended commercial version)