Stories

A randomly picked selection of moments

Don Ramiro by Adriano Di Medio

2017 — Don Ramiro by Adriano Di Medio

Don Ramiro by Quino

Don Ramiro by Quino

Super Hydorah and Maldita Castilla EX were featured in the Video Game Playing Cards deck

2018 — Super Hydorah and Maldita Castilla EX were featured in the Video Game Playing Cards deck

The Curse of Issyos by Lee Stevenson

2015 — The Curse of Issyos by Lee Stevenson

Rubinia's theme cover by @MattManente

2011 — Rubinia's theme cover by @MattManente — Link

The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Game Boy game

2015 — The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Game Boy game

The first Maldita Castilla dedicated cabinet. A childhood dream come true. Thanks Tovarcade, @indieorama, @mondopixel and @RetroMadrid for making it happen

2013 — The first Maldita Castilla dedicated cabinet. A childhood dream come true. Thanks Tovarcade, @indieorama, @mondopixel and @RetroMadrid for making it happen

On tour with Gryzor87's 3-Bit Band, taking care of the visuals in events like RetroMadrid and PlayFest

2014 — On tour with Gryzor87's 3-Bit Band, taking care of the visuals in events like RetroMadrid and PlayFest — Link

Spanish indie games by @Rukikunarte_2018

2018 — Spanish indie games by @Rukikunarte_2018

@Gryzor87 crafted his own Flemish Virginal/Muselaar. Years later he used it to create the particular music of the Meropticon planet in Hydorah

2009 — @Gryzor87 crafted his own Flemish Virginal/Muselaar. Years later he used it to create the particular music of the Meropticon planet in Hydorah — Link

l'Abbaye des Morts edited for Commodore 64 by @DSidedGames

2018 — l'Abbaye des Morts edited for Commodore 64 by @DSidedGames

A very special hama gift

2014 — A very special hama gift

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

Marcus Clark playing Verminest how it means to be played

2012 — Marcus Clark playing Verminest how it means to be played

l'Abbaye des Morts ported to SEGA Mega Drive by @MoonWatcherMD and edited in cartridge format by @PlayOnRetro

2017 — l'Abbaye des Morts ported to SEGA Mega Drive by @MoonWatcherMD and edited in cartridge format by @PlayOnRetro

Darkula hama beads by @Francisco_I_L

2019 — Darkula hama beads by @Francisco_I_L

Jean Raymond by @Madamluna

Jean Raymond by @Madamluna

A deep article about l'Abbaye des Morts by The Brindle Brothers

2012 — A deep article about l'Abbaye des Morts by The Brindle Brothers — Link

Maldita Castilla cutout arcade by @RetromaniacMag

2013 — Maldita Castilla cutout arcade by @RetromaniacMag — Link

Inauguration of the Arcade Vintage Video Game Museum (Ibi, Spain). It featured a huge collection of original arcade machines from different decades, and also some of my games. @Arcade_Vintage

2019 — Inauguration of the Arcade Vintage Video Game Museum (Ibi, Spain). It featured a huge collection of original arcade machines from different decades, and also some of my games. @Arcade_Vintage

Maldita Castilla was featured in the cover of @RetromaniacMag #7

2013 — Maldita Castilla was featured in the cover of @RetromaniacMag #7

Don Ramiro figure by @Manuel_lorentes

2019 — Don Ramiro figure by @Manuel_lorentes

Hydorah metal fist built by Rikako Asakura in an early version of Minecraft

Hydorah metal fist built by Rikako Asakura in an early version of Minecraft

@jaimedominguez jumping around the windmills of Castilla

2018 — @jaimedominguez jumping around the windmills of Castilla

@matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla mini bartop

2013 — @matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla mini bartop

You can find the cathar cross that inspired l'Abbaye des Morts checkpoints at Montsegur castle in France

2010 — You can find the cathar cross that inspired l'Abbaye des Morts checkpoints at Montsegur castle in France

The making of Verminest trailer was super fun. This kind sir helped us with the traveling camera effect

2013 — The making of Verminest trailer was super fun. This kind sir helped us with the traveling camera effect — Link

Gaurodan reimagined by @mix256

2015 — Gaurodan reimagined by @mix256

The imaginary video game in this music video runs in a Death Came From Verminest cabinet. Music by @ObliqueMusic and @CarlosGBayona

2018 — The imaginary video game in this music video runs in a Death Came From Verminest cabinet. Music by @ObliqueMusic and @CarlosGBayona — Link

@CarlosBlansa created a diorama of the Maldita Castilla tournament at RetroMadrid

2013 — @CarlosBlansa created a diorama of the Maldita Castilla tournament at RetroMadrid

@matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla bartop

2014 — @matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla bartop

l'Abbaye des Morts was open sourced, and since then it's been ported to incountable modern and classic platforms thanks to @Moonwatcher, @Nevat and a large group of people from the retro community…

2012 — l'Abbaye des Morts was open sourced, and since then it's been ported to incountable modern and classic platforms thanks to @Moonwatcher, @Nevat and a large group of people from the retro community…

Hydorah and Super Hydorah featured in the Spanish shmup guide <em>La Guía de los Matamarcianos</em> by @edgamepress

2018 — Hydorah and Super Hydorah featured in the Spanish shmup guide La Guía de los Matamarcianos by @edgamepress

Any % or 100%? By @Wolgulc

2015 — Any % or 100%? By @Wolgulc

Super Hydorah awarded as the Best Spanish Video Game by @hobby_consolas (I still can't believe it)

2018 — Super Hydorah awarded as the Best Spanish Video Game by @hobby_consolas (I still can't believe it) — Link

Mutants from the Deep on the cover of the Brazilian magazine Clube MSX. @clubemsx

2021 — Mutants from the Deep on the cover of the Brazilian magazine Clube MSX. @clubemsx

Maldita Castilla by Макс Капуста

Maldita Castilla by Макс Капуста

My first run of physical games. It was made just to thank friends and supporters

2012 — My first run of physical games. It was made just to thank friends and supporters

Some of my games showcased at GamesCon thanks to @octopusjig

2015 — Some of my games showcased at GamesCon thanks to @octopusjig

I designed half of the RetroGamer Spain #7 because of curious circumstances

2014 — I designed half of the RetroGamer Spain #7 because of curious circumstances

EFMB remake launch post by Dave Hughes, the author of the original game

2012 — EFMB remake launch post by Dave Hughes, the author of the original game — Link

Don Ramiro by @urza

Don Ramiro by @urza

Handmade sweaters by @Gryzor87 many years ago

Handmade sweaters by @Gryzor87 many years ago

Jean Raymond, the littlest cathar by @Madamluna

Jean Raymond, the littlest cathar by @Madamluna

LoquoPJ drew this map of l'Abbaye des Morts

LoquoPJ drew this map of l'Abbaye des Morts

@Gryzor87 painted l'Abbaye des Morts cover with traditional techniques

2010 — @Gryzor87 painted l'Abbaye des Morts cover with traditional techniques

Super Hydorah by @XoPachi

Super Hydorah by @XoPachi

@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 got the Best Original Soundtrack award at HoPlay

2013 — Maldita Castilla got the Best Original Soundtrack award at HoPlay

Destructoid presented itself completely hand drawn for the April Fools day, and with it their Viriax post

2011 — Destructoid presented itself completely hand drawn for the April Fools day, and with it their Viriax post

I've been attending Arcade Con, the annual convivence between arcade associations, for a few years since it first edition

2015 — I've been attending Arcade Con, the annual convivence between arcade associations, for a few years since it first edition

Maldita Castilla announced for the ZX Spectrum. A prank by @pagantipaco for the fools day

2012 — Maldita Castilla announced for the ZX Spectrum. A prank by @pagantipaco for the fools day

Maldita Castilla EX and Super Hydorah had a retail edition in @VideojuegosGAME stores

2018 — Maldita Castilla EX and Super Hydorah had a retail edition in @VideojuegosGAME stores

My isometric skull by @Isackender

My isometric skull by @Isackender

A proof that there's is room for improvement even in 1-bit sprites

2014 — A proof that there's is room for improvement even in 1-bit sprites

Don Ramiro key chain by @KawaiiandCute

Don Ramiro key chain by @KawaiiandCute

Maldita Castilla cabinet crafted by @Arcade_Vintage and located between the 80s classics in their arcade room

2015 — Maldita Castilla cabinet crafted by @Arcade_Vintage and located between the 80s classics in their arcade room

Darkula by @YoshoSaga

2019 — Darkula by @YoshoSaga

l'Abbaye des Morts ported to Spectrum ZX and edited in cassette format by @RetroWorks

2014 — l'Abbaye des Morts ported to Spectrum ZX and edited in cassette format by @RetroWorks

@goto80 created this crazy Hydorah Robot Chase cover with visuals by @raquelmeyers

2011 — @goto80 created this crazy Hydorah Robot Chase cover with visuals by @raquelmeyers — Link

Hydorah was featured with other indie games in this short documentary of Finding Your Sciencie

2010 — Hydorah was featured with other indie games in this short documentary of Finding Your Sciencie — Link

A custom version of Maldita Castilla is featured at the beginning of this music video by Superocho

2015 — A custom version of Maldita Castilla is featured at the beginning of this music video by Superocho — Link

Solar gladiators by @pixellicker

2020 — Solar gladiators by @pixellicker

First Death Came From Verminest cabinet. Built by @Arcade_Vintage and presented at ArcadeCon

2016 — First Death Came From Verminest cabinet. Built by @Arcade_Vintage and presented at ArcadeCon

Maldita Castilla speedrun tournament in RetroMadrid. @Metr81 won the arcade cabinet for himself. Picture by @PhotoNury for @diariodeunjugon

2013 — Maldita Castilla speedrun tournament in RetroMadrid. @Metr81 won the arcade cabinet for himself. Picture by @PhotoNury for @diariodeunjugon

The first Darkula cabinet was presented at ArcadeCon

2019 — The first Darkula cabinet was presented at ArcadeCon

Don Ramiro by Harold

Don Ramiro by Harold

@Jeriaska coordinated the creation of Hydorah Original and Arranged, an album with music covers by various artists around the world

2010 — @Jeriaska coordinated the creation of Hydorah Original and Arranged, an album with music covers by various artists around the world

Maldita Castilla by my niece Manuela

Maldita Castilla by my niece Manuela

The special price for a contest by @DeusMachinaEx

The special price for a contest by @DeusMachinaEx

EFMB by @Rynen10K

2012 — EFMB by @Rynen10K

I love listening to anecdotes from people who play my games. Their experience and feelings, what they like more and less… Thanks for sharing those moments with me!

I love listening to anecdotes from people who play my games. Their experience and feelings, what they like more and less… Thanks for sharing those moments with me!

The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Wii game

2015 — The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Wii game


I've met lovely people and I've lived some great moments since I started this project. It would be impossible for me to show all the stories here, but I want to thank everyone supporting not only my games but the retro, arcade, indie and underground video game scenes. You're the best ♡