Stories

Many things have happened in these years

Stories

I have met lovely people along the way and funny, surprising and exciting things have happened. These little things are what encourage me to keep going year after year. It would be impossible for me to show all the stories, but here you can find a few randomly sorted bits.

The imaginary video game in this music video runs in a Death Came From Verminest cabinet. Music by @ObliqueMusic and @CarlosGBayona
The imaginary video game in this music video runs in a Death Came From Verminest cabinet. Music by @ObliqueMusic and @CarlosGBayona link
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
Jean Raymond by @Madamluna
Jean Raymond by @Madamluna
@CarlosBlansa created a diorama of the Maldita Castilla tournament at RetroMadrid 2013
@CarlosBlansa created a diorama of the Maldita Castilla tournament at RetroMadrid 2013
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 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
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
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
Rubinia's theme cover by @MattManente
Rubinia's theme cover by @MattManente link
The special price for a contest by @DeusMachinaEx
The special price for a contest by @DeusMachinaEx
l'Abbaye des Morts was open sourced, and since then it's been ported to incountable modern and classic platforms thanks to @Moonwatcher, @Nevat y una gran cantidad de personas de la comunidad retro…
l'Abbaye des Morts was open sourced, and since then it's been ported to incountable modern and classic platforms thanks to @Moonwatcher, @Nevat y una gran cantidad de personas de la comunidad retro…
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
I designed half of the RetroGamer Spain #7 because of curious circumstances
I designed half of the RetroGamer Spain #7 because of curious circumstances
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
@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
Don Ramiro key chain by @KawaiiandCute
Don Ramiro key chain by @KawaiiandCute
Maldita Castilla by Макс Капуста
Maldita Castilla by Макс Капуста
@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
Gaurodan reimagined by @mix256
Gaurodan reimagined by @mix256
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
You can find the cathar cross that inspired l'Abbaye des Morts checkpoints at Montsegur castle in France
You can find the cathar cross that inspired l'Abbaye des Morts checkpoints at Montsegur castle in France
Handmade sweaters by @Gryzor87 many years ago
Handmade sweaters by @Gryzor87 many years ago
The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Wii game
The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Wii game
Don Ramiro by @urza
Don Ramiro by @urza
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
Maldita Castilla by my niece Manuela
Maldita Castilla by my niece Manuela
The Curse of Issyos by Lee Stevenson
The Curse of Issyos by Lee Stevenson
Maldita Castilla cutout arcade by @RetromaniacMag
Maldita Castilla cutout arcade by @RetromaniacMag link
The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Game Boy game
The Curse of Issyos reimagined by @ScepterDPinoy as a Game Boy game
The Arcade Vintage Video Game Museum of Ibi (Spain) was inaugurated in 2019. It features a huge collection of playable arcade machines of different decades, including some of my games. @Arcade_Vintage
The Arcade Vintage Video Game Museum of Ibi (Spain) was inaugurated in 2019. It features a huge collection of playable arcade machines of different decades, including some of my games. @Arcade_Vintage
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
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
Maldita Castilla reimagined by @pagantipaco as a ZX Spectrum game
Maldita Castilla reimagined by @pagantipaco as a ZX Spectrum game
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
l'Abbaye des Morts edited for Commodore 64 by @DSidedGames
l'Abbaye des Morts edited for Commodore 64 by @DSidedGames
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
Some of my games showcased at GamesCon 2015 thanks to @octopusjig
Some of my games showcased at GamesCon 2015 thanks to @octopusjig
Rampant Don Ramiro by Adriano Di Medio
Rampant Don Ramiro by Adriano Di Medio
My isometric skull by @Isackender
My isometric skull by @Isackender
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
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
The first Darkula cabinet. It was presented at ArcadeCon 2019
The first Darkula cabinet. It was presented at ArcadeCon 2019
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!
A custom version of Maldita Castilla is featured at the beginning of this music video by Superocho
A custom version of Maldita Castilla is featured at the beginning of this music video by Superocho link
@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?
LoquoPJ drew this map of l'Abbaye des Morts
LoquoPJ drew this map of l'Abbaye des Morts
Hydorah and Super Hydorah were featured in the Spanish shmup guide La Guía de los Matamarcianos, published by @edgamepress
Hydorah and Super Hydorah were featured in the Spanish shmup guide La Guía de los Matamarcianos, published by @edgamepress
Jean Raymond, the littlest cathar by @Madamluna
Jean Raymond, the littlest cathar by @Madamluna
Marcus Clark playing Verminest how it means to be played
Marcus Clark playing Verminest how it means to be played
Super Hydorah by @XoPachi
Super Hydorah by @XoPachi
@matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla bartop
@matamarcianoses created this Maldita Castilla bartop
A very special hama gift
A very special hama gift
@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 to create the particular music of the Meropticon planet in Hydorah
@Gryzor87 crafted his own Flemish Virginal/Muselaar. Years later he used it to create the particular music of the Meropticon planet in Hydorah link
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
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
Maldita Castilla received the Best Original Soundtrack award at HoPlay 2013
Maldita Castilla received the Best Original Soundtrack award at HoPlay 2013
Don Ramiro by Harold
Don Ramiro by Harold
Any % or 100%? By @Wolgulc
Any % or 100%? By @Wolgulc
Don Ramiro by Quino
Don Ramiro by Quino
@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 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
Maldita Castilla was featured in the cover of @RetromaniacMag #7
Maldita Castilla was featured in the cover of @RetromaniacMag #7
EFMB by @Rynen10K
EFMB by @Rynen10K
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
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