One dark and gloomy night, the kingdom of Alexandria is attacked by an evil sorcerer and his army of darkness!
Despite their best efforts to protect their king and their princess, the royal guard falls, one-by-one, to the forces of evil.
One knight, unconscious but still alive, awakens on the throne room floor to find that the princess is nowhere to be seen! What's more, the entire city had been overrun by monsters! With sword in hand, he embarks on a death-defying mission to find his princess and to restore peace to the kingdom!
Castle In The Darkness is a fun and challenging shout out to the early days of video games! It's an action exploration platformer with some RPG elements, much like games from the Castlevania or Metroid series. It's super fast-paced, super-hard, and full of so many secrets that they all might never be found!
Genre: Retro Action Exploration Platformer
Publisher: Nicalis, Inc.
Developer: Matt Kap
Release Date: Feb 5th, 2015
Languages: English (more coming soon!)
An early boss! Your sword can't reach him, but maybe you can use his attacks against him...
Sometimes, flies remain to attack you after these enemies pop. Be careful!
This may be uncommon knowledge, but harpies are weak against fire!
You should watch out for zombies, but be even more careful about airborne lances being thrown by what's in the next room. And most importantly, avoid spikes at all costs!
Using the magic "Gale Cutter" against monsters!
The Cave of Serpents is full of lizardmen who are craving knight meat.
Like some ancient Romanian castles, the kingdom of Alexandria also has a clock tower. Luckily for you players, it's not very big.
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What's this game about?
Castle in the Darkness is a game designed by Matt Kap, an artist, game developer and musician! As part of Nicalis, he has worked on projects like The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, 1001 Spikes, and more. On his spare time over the last two years, he's worked on Castle in the Darkness, which is a fast-paced adventure platformer, reminiscent of older games like Zelda, Castlevania, Kirby, Megaman and Ys. For his first solo project he wanted to create something that he would have enjoyed as a kid, and thus, Castle In The Darkness came into existence!
Can you port this game to Ouya/Android/Mac/Linux/PS4/WiiU/3DS/Vita/XBOXOne?
If there is a demand, we will consider it!
Will this game ever be updated?
Yes, there will be bugfix updates, as well as content updates!
Will you do an interview/can we cover your game on our site/mag?
Definitely! Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
We'd LOVE to hear from you! For journalists, bloggers, LPers any other PR requests regarding Castle in the Darkness, please contact Strangely Compelling
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