Cuckoo Castle

Cuckoo Castle

A tiny Metroidvania on your gameboy.

Get the game for free at: https://rilem.itch.io/cuckoo-castle

Cuckoo Castle is a mini-metroidvania made for the 4th edition of the #gbjam . In Cuckoo Castle you take control of a lonely knight seeking to defeat the evil force that resides in the Cuckoo Castle, an enormous castle that appeared out of nowhere.

Rescue new heroes and battle your way to the highest tower of the Castle.

  • project name: Cuckoo Castle
  • Event: GBJAM 2015
  • Platform(s): HTML5 
  • Responsibilities: Programmer / Game Designer
  • Game Engine: Construct 2

Out of all gamejams, GBJAM holds a special place in my heart. Creating a little game with gameboy restrictions is a magical experience powered by nostalgia.

We built Cuckoo Castle in a week and to this day it's still one of those projects I'm most proud of. It's a tiny metroidvania adventure and we even included 2 boss battles! 

Some nostalgia implementations I'm most proud of: a minimap, enemy name tags, floating damage text and a cool lighting system that works with the 4 gameboy colors!

Gameboy Template

After entering in Gameboy jam a few times now I've decided to make a Construct template that has everything set up to get started. 

If you want to have a look at the template source, you can download it after become a supporter on my Patreon.