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Madcap Castle

Status Updates

2016-08-31: title added to greenlight with the title of 'Mad Mage Tower'
2016-09-07: status changed from 'Waiting' to 'Greenlit'
2017-05-02: title changed from 'Mad Mage Tower' to 'Madcap Castle'
2017-10-09: status changed from 'Greenlit' to 'Released'

Mad Mage Tower is a 2D puzzle-platformer in an 8-bit gameboy-esque style, where you control a wizard who is climbing an ancient and mysterious tower in search of knowledge. Who knows what will he find on top?

In this game you will need to use both your skills and intelligence to advance in more than 150 challenging levels full of obstacles like cannon balls, lasers and spikes. But fear not, because along the way you will learn many spells that will enable you to fix broken switches, light candles, shrink, teleport yourself, and summon bizarre creatures. All of those acquired powers will be critical to help solve challenges and even fight bosses that will test your reasoning and reflex.

  • Over 150 levels;
  • 9 unique bosses;
  • Speedrun mode;
  • 4 Color, 8-bit style;
  • Switch color palette;
  • Oldschool music themes;

The game is under active development by a team of 4 people, all working in a very productive and efficient way. We are all very passionate about classic Gameboy games, and want to offer you the same retro puzzle-platformer experiences we loved in our pasts!

Currently we have at least 40% of what is planned for the total game content, and are eager to release an Early Access version soon. But if you just can't wait, though, we gladly invite you to have a taste of what's to come by playing the alpha version with 25 levels that is freely available for download on our website

The game is being co-published and mentored by Industria de Jogos, check it out at

We are preparing to launch in the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

  • English (main)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • Diel Mormac (Lead Game/Level Designer, Programmer and Artist);
  • Guilherme Abel (Game Designer, Lead Artist);
  • Rubens Stephan (Composer, Sound Designer and Tester);
  • Mauricio Alegretti, aka Malegra (Producer and Level Designer);

Special thanks to:

  • Lucas Nemo (Game Trailer);

  • Game Maker Studio (Development/Art)
  • Photoshop (Art)
  • Illustrator (Art)
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite (Music)
  • (Sound Effects)
  • AfterEffects (Trailers)

Mad Mage Tower is a game that was originally created in 48 hours during BaconGameJam10 by Diel Mormac (@dielmormac), ending up as the winner of the competition. After that, Diel sought partners in the game development community who would like to continue the development and turn it into a full product, being joined then by Rubens Stephan (@ruhstephan), Guilherme Abel (@guiabel) and Mauricio (Malegra) Alegretti (@malegretti).

We would love to hear what you have to say about the game, as we are a small and constantly learning team. If you want to follow the development of the project and send constructive criticism and suggestions, we will be very honored to talk to you all!

You can follow the development of the game by the links below: