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Maldita Castilla - a love letter to Ghosts'n Goblins and '80s arcade platforms - FREE


#1 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:19 PM


Official website: http://www.locomalit...ta_castilla.php

Show your appreciation for the passionate hand-knitted work of this indie developer, and maybe throw a handful of coins to get some extras... I've kept an eye on his home page for a while, and today he finally released this little gem. I'm downloading right now, so be fast and grab your copy too!
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#2 Cheaplikeafox OS X   Better Than You CAGiversary!   13791 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

This game looks neat, like the art. I see his other games are free as well - 8Bit Killer here I come, thanks OP.

#3 Rsmobile   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   499 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

"A love letter to..."
"Passionate, hand-knitted work of this indie developer."

It's like you made this thread JUST to troll me.

#4 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

"A love letter to..."
"Passionate, hand-knitted work of this indie developer."

It's like you made this thread JUST to troll me.


Sorry if I sounded sarcastic, but I was just that happy to read of Maldita Castilla's release... I really think the game is a work of passion (as all other games made by Locomalito), plus I like to write in hyperbole sometimes :lol:
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#5 Blade   Xenaphobic, Warrior Princess CAGiversary!   9537 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

Sorry if I sounded sarcastic, but I was just that happy to read of Maldita Castilla's release... I really think the game is a work of passion (as all other games made by Locomalito), plus I like to write in hyperbole sometimes :lol:


Anyone who makes a great-looking game for free and asks for donations on the side is doing it out of passion, but dissecting the phrases the OP used to describe this is a little pathetic. So I'll just say thanks for posting about this game, OP. Downloading now.

#6 seamoss   CAGadversary! CAGiversary!   1929 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

Locomalito has been making great free retro games for years - also check out the rest of his games, esp. Hydorah. I'm surprised that some people hadn't heard of him - he's a bit of a "superstar" in the indie community.

#7 UNDERSTAR   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

This is a really great old school game. I already donated $5 to this dude but its worth more than that imho. Download it people!

#8 TctclMvPhase   Dismal Scientist CAGiversary!   1874 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Thanks for bringing this guy to my attention. Great stuff.

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#9 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:08 AM

I think it's really strange that no indie game bundle have ever featured his works, even as free extras on top of other games... these days, bundles are the best way to raise awareness about a developer's works, so he could get way more visibility than with word of mouth only...

Maybe some default contractual conditions prevent developers from being featured for free on bundles? Or maybe it's Locomalito himself that doesn't want this kind of involvement in the indie scene and wants to stick to his "freedom of publishing", as he states when talking about his philosophy... either way, I really hope that more and more people become conscious of his work and start to appreciate it as much as I do! :)
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#10 Rollobobo   EAT SHIITAKE! CAGiversary!   2168 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Wow, thanks OP. Excited to give this a look.

#11 Josh1billion   ゲーム開発者 CAGiversary!   1768 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

Gave it a quick try, and it seems really great.

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#12 Digital Idiot   User has been disabled. CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

You can shoot up, game is for babies.

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#13 otangz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   154 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Thanks, OP. I had read about this games months ago and had wanted to try it. I had no idea it was releasing now. Love the retro look and feel.

#14 Deidara   Art is an Explosion! Trading Ban   2750 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:23 AM

Always loved Ghosts 'n Goblins, Ghouls 'n Ghosts and all the rest. Wish we'd get a new one on Xbox Live Arcade or something, but this looks awesome. Downloading now!

#15 ryosnk   I'm a super patriot. CAGiversary!   3902 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:17 AM

Thanks op!

#16 technicalstylez   Colors User CAGiversary!   3552 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

technicalstylez

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:32 AM

works great w/ my logitech dual action controller. cant wait to go arcade style play this with my neo geo stick when it gets here tues. thanks op
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#17 Rerujnoc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

Thanks op. This actually looks fun.

#18 usrevenge   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   374 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

so this guy basically makes free games, and you can donate if you enjoy, awesome. thanx for the heads up.

#19 Smashbro29   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

Awesome find man! I'm definitely looking into these games. Controller support ok?

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#20 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5497 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:53 AM

This guy does good work. Hydorah is a blast but too hardcore for me.
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#21 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   1980 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

Thanks for sharing, OP--nothing makes a CAG happier than a free game that doesn't suck!

#22 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

I'm raising this old thread of mine from its grave just to inform you that the OST has been released, and you can grab it for free HERE!
You could also donate to the composer and get 8 bonus tracks... the choice's yours ;)
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