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Stories

Many things have happened in these crazy years

I have met lovely people along the way and funny, surprising and exciting things have happened. It would be impossible for me to collect all the anecdotes, but here you can find some unsorted stories.

The Curse of Issyos by Lee Stevenson
The Curse of Issyos by Lee Stevenson
Rikako Asakura built the Hydorah metal fist in an early version of Minecraft
Rikako Asakura built the Hydorah metal fist in an early version of Minecraft
EFMB by @Rynen10K
EFMB by @Rynen10K
Don Ramiro by Quino
Don Ramiro by Quino
Maldita Castilla received the Best Original Soundtrack award at HoPlay 2013
Maldita Castilla received the Best Original Soundtrack award at HoPlay 2013
@Gryzor87 painted l'Abbaye des Morts cover with traditional techniques
@Gryzor87 painted l'Abbaye des Morts cover with traditional techniques
l'Abbaye des Morts was open sourced, and since then it's been ported to incountable platforms
l'Abbaye des Morts was open sourced, and since then it's been ported to incountable platforms
The making of Verminest trailer was super fun. This kind sir helped us with the traveling camera effect
The making of Verminest trailer was super fun. This kind sir helped us with the traveling camera effect link
EFMB remake launch post by the author of the original game, Dave Hughes
EFMB remake launch post by the author of the original game, Dave Hughes link
A proof that there's is room for improvement even in 1-bit sprites
A proof that there's is room for improvement even in 1-bit sprites
My isometric skull by @Isackender
My isometric skull by @Isackender
Super Hydorah was awarded as the Best Spanish Video Game of 2018 by @hobby_consolas (and I still can't believe it)
Super Hydorah was awarded as the Best Spanish Video Game of 2018 by @hobby_consolas (and I still can't believe it) link
Rubinia's theme cover by @MattManente
Rubinia's theme cover by @MattManente link
I found the cathar cross that inspired l'Abbaye des Morts checkpoints at Montsegur castle in France
I found the cathar cross that inspired l'Abbaye des Morts checkpoints at Montsegur castle in France
Super Hydorah and Maldita Castilla EX were featured in the Video Game Playing Cards deck
Super Hydorah and Maldita Castilla EX were featured in the Video Game Playing Cards deck link
Marcus Clark playing Verminest how it means to be played
Marcus Clark playing Verminest how it means to be played
Don Ramiro key chain by @KawaiiandCute
Don Ramiro key chain by @KawaiiandCute
Maldita Castilla by my niece Manuela
Maldita Castilla by my niece Manuela
Maldita Castilla speedrun tournament in RetroMadrid 2013. @Metr81 won the arcade cabinet for himself. Picture by @PhotoNury for @diariodeunjugon
Maldita Castilla speedrun tournament in RetroMadrid 2013. @Metr81 won the arcade cabinet for himself. Picture by @PhotoNury for @diariodeunjugon
The first Maldita Castilla dedicated cabinet was a childhood dream come true. Thanks Tovarcade, @indieorama, @mondopixel and @RetroMadrid for making it happen
The first Maldita Castilla dedicated cabinet was a childhood dream come true. Thanks Tovarcade, @indieorama, @mondopixel and @RetroMadrid for making it happen
Handmade sweaters by @Gryzor87 many years ago
Handmade sweaters by @Gryzor87 many years ago
Maldita Castilla EX and Super Hydorah had a retail edition in @VideojuegosGAME stores
Maldita Castilla EX and Super Hydorah had a retail edition in @VideojuegosGAME stores
The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Wii game
The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Wii game
The special price for a contest by @DeusMachinaEx
The special price for a contest by @DeusMachinaEx
Maldita Castilla reimagined by @pagantipaco as a ZX Spectrum game
Maldita Castilla reimagined by @pagantipaco as a ZX Spectrum game
@CarlosBlansa created a diorama of the Maldita Castilla tournament at RetroMadrid 2013
@CarlosBlansa created a diorama of the Maldita Castilla tournament at RetroMadrid 2013
I've been attending Arcade Con, the annual convivence between arcade associations, since it first edition. Here I feel at home
I've been attending Arcade Con, the annual convivence between arcade associations, since it first edition. Here I feel at home
Rampant Don Ramiro by Adriano Di Medio
Rampant Don Ramiro by Adriano Di Medio
Any % or 100%? By @Wolgulc
Any % or 100%? By @Wolgulc
I love it when people send pics of them playing my games. Thank you for sharing that moment with me
I love it when people send pics of them playing my games. Thank you for sharing that moment with me
Málaga Philarmonic Orchestra performed the main theme of Maldita Castilla at PlayFest 2014
Málaga Philarmonic Orchestra performed the main theme of Maldita Castilla at PlayFest 2014
@goto80 created this crazy Hydorah Robot Chase cover with visuals by @raquelmeyers
@goto80 created this crazy Hydorah Robot Chase cover with visuals by @raquelmeyers link
The people of @Arcade_Vintage built the first Death Came From Verminest cabinet. It was presented at ArcadeCon 2016
The people of @Arcade_Vintage built the first Death Came From Verminest cabinet. It was presented at ArcadeCon 2016
@matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla mini bartop
@matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla mini bartop
@Gryzor87 crafted his own Flemish Virginal/Muselaar. Years later he used it particular sound to create the music of the Meropticon planet in Hydorah
@Gryzor87 crafted his own Flemish Virginal/Muselaar. Years later he used it particular sound to create the music of the Meropticon planet in Hydorah link
Destructoid presented itself completely hand drawn for the April Fools day in 2011, and with it their Viriax post
Destructoid presented itself completely hand drawn for the April Fools day in 2011, and with it their Viriax post
Hydorah was featured with other indie games in this short documentary of Finding Your Sciencie
Hydorah was featured with other indie games in this short documentary of Finding Your Sciencie link
Some of my games showcased at GamesCon 2015 thanks to @octopusjig
Some of my games showcased at GamesCon 2015 thanks to @octopusjig
A deep article about l'Abbaye des Morts by The Brindle Brothers
A deep article about l'Abbaye des Morts by The Brindle Brothers link
I went on tour with Gryzor87's 3-Bit Band to take care about the visuals in events like RetroMadrid or PlayFest.
I went on tour with Gryzor87's 3-Bit Band to take care about the visuals in events like RetroMadrid or PlayFest. link
Jean Raymond by @Madamluna
Jean Raymond by @Madamluna
@Gryzor87 spotted a cool coincidence in NY Metropolitan Museum. Maybe there were meroptians in New Guinea?
@Gryzor87 spotted a cool coincidence in NY Metropolitan Museum. Maybe there were meroptians in New Guinea?
Maldita Castilla by Макс Капуста
Maldita Castilla by Макс Капуста
Don Ramiro by Harold
Don Ramiro by Harold
My first run of physical games. It was made just to thank friends and supporters
My first run of physical games. It was made just to thank friends and supporters
I designed half of the RetroGamer Spain #7 because of curious circumstances
I designed half of the RetroGamer Spain #7 because of curious circumstances
The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Game Boy game
The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Game Boy game
l'Abbaye des Morts was ported for the SEGA Mega Drive by @MoonWatcherMD and edited in cartridge format by @PlayOnRetro
l'Abbaye des Morts was ported for the SEGA Mega Drive by @MoonWatcherMD and edited in cartridge format by @PlayOnRetro
Super Hydorah AC, the arcade version of Hydorah, was presented at JAEPO 2018 by @exaarcadia
Super Hydorah AC, the arcade version of Hydorah, was presented at JAEPO 2018 by @exaarcadia
A very special hama gift
A very special hama gift
Maldita Castilla as the cover of @RetromaniacMag #7
Maldita Castilla as the cover of @RetromaniacMag #7
@matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla bartop
@matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla bartop
Don Ramiro by @urza
Don Ramiro by @urza
Gaurodan reimagined by @mix256
Gaurodan reimagined by @mix256
LoquoPJ drew this map of l'Abbaye des Morts
LoquoPJ drew this map of l'Abbaye des Morts
Super Hydorah by @XoPachi
Super Hydorah by @XoPachi
Jean Raymond, the littlest cathar by @Madamluna
Jean Raymond, the littlest cathar by @Madamluna
l'Abbaye des Morts was ported for the Spectrum ZX and edited in cassette format by @RetroWorks
l'Abbaye des Morts was ported for the Spectrum ZX and edited in cassette format by @RetroWorks
Maldita Castilla cutout arcade by @RetromaniacMag
Maldita Castilla cutout arcade by @RetromaniacMag link
l'Abbaye des Morts edited for Commodore 64 by @DSidedGames
l'Abbaye des Morts edited for Commodore 64 by @DSidedGames
The people of @Arcade_Vintage built a Maldita Castilla cabinet and placed it between their 80s arcade classics
The people of @Arcade_Vintage built a Maldita Castilla cabinet and placed it between their 80s arcade classics
@Jeriaska coordinated the creation of Hydorah Original and Arranged, an album with music covers by various artists around the world
@Jeriaska coordinated the creation of Hydorah Original and Arranged, an album with music covers by various artists around the world
Hydorah y Super Hydorah were featured in the Spanish shmup guide La Guía de los Matamarcianos, published by @edgamepress
Hydorah y Super Hydorah were featured in the Spanish shmup guide La Guía de los Matamarcianos, published by @edgamepress