After a full 2 decades of development, a game designated for the PlayStation 1 (you read that right) has finally been completed.
The game titled “Magic Castle” was a game, which has been in development by a small team of Japanese developers as early as 1998. Following a period of 8-months developing the game, the team brought it to a total of 7 big game publishers such as Sony with the goal of at least one of those publishers would be enticed by their pitch. In the end Magic Castle was never picked up, although one original team member made the decision to bring the project back into development by himself when he rediscovered the game’s source code.
The developer then tied up a group of loose ends and utilized emulators to finish the game’s development. As a result, the game features a real vintage aesthetic showcasing lively music and isometric designs. An interview with 2 of the original game developers had the 2 explain the process of making the game, alongside the story of how the game was almost published by a developer that is known for making “famous Japanese RPG’s,” though the negotiations never came to fruition.
For those interested in playing the game Magi Castle, it can be downloaded on the official website of Net Yaroze Europe.
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