Lost Castle is an action RPG beat'em up with roguelike elements and randomized dungeons.
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Release Date: Feb 4, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access will help us to get player feedback and continuously improve the game until final release. It allows us to connect with the players and the community, so we can reach out to the community for ideas and suggestions to make the game even better.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“2-4 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to focus on the following during the Early Access period.
  • New chapter for the continuation of the story
  • New enemies and challenging bosses
  • Better combat experience.
  • New cool items
  • New weapons and armor.
  • Better music and sound.
  • New abilities in Sacrifice system
  • Online coop (depending on player's opinions)

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is an stable beta. All mechanics fully functional and most the features and gameplay are present. You can enjoy the singleplayer campaign or co-op for two players locally.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Once the game leave the Early Access stage the price will be raised.
For the reasons below:
1. Make sure the people who supported us early are rewarded for doing so.
2. Considering the funds we raise during Early Access will be largely used for further development.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The Steam Community forums will be the main source of feedback during Early Access.
We will actively read and consider players' suggestions. Help us make our game better!”
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August 18

Lost Castle will Launch on Sept. 1st!

Greetings ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!
 
We are overwhelmingly happy to inform you all that the Lost Castle will be leaving Early Access and launching as a full game on September 1st!

We want to thank all of you for your support and feedback and reassure you that a lot of that feedback has been added to the final title.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect in the final launch:
  1.      New soundtrack designed by Spanish studio SonoTrigger. It’s so good we will be including it as an optional DLC download. "World 1 Promo"
  2.       New story-based animations and a massive upgrade to the game’s story and lore.
  3.       New combat animations.
  4.       Better looking UI.
  5.       A whole host of bug-fixes and re-balances to make the game even more fun.

Finally, we just want to say that leaving Early Access is not the end! It’s only the beginning, and we have a whole host of ideas for future updates and content. The biggest thing we are working on right now is ONLINE CO-OP.

We have to have this ready for launch but may be a little later than expected! Don’t worry though, it’s coming.

We can’t wait to hear your opinions and ideas so feel free to sound off in the comments and let us know what you think.

Lost Castle Gameplay Trailer
 
Yours,
Hunter Studio and Another Indie

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July 18

Patch v0.24 beta live now

2016.7.18 Update v0.24 beta


Fixes:

  • Fix the bug that cause game stuck when pick up a weapon.
  • Correct the wrong shield value of the skill - Shield
  • Fix some minor issues.


Thanks!Keep moving!

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About This Game

Lost Castle is a super cute, super hard action RPG with roguelike elements and randomized dungeons. Brimming with a host of hand drawn, humorous characters and environments that embrace retro action with modern twists.

Prologue:
In its glory days, Castle Harwood was the heart of a happy land governed by wise and virtuous nobles. But those days are long gone now. Calamity has befallen these lands, and wicked magics corrupt the castle and all that surrounds it. Demons have claimed this rotten place for their domain and even the might of the empire is thwarted by their dark army... and slowly, the corruption is spreading. Castle Harwood is lost.
Yet at the heart of this nightmare, something bright glimmers and fills the hearts of the mighty with the courage needed to invade the castle. The Lost Castle is filled with the treasure of the defeated Earl and it is the promise of riches that calls you. And maybe you can do some good, too.

Key Features:
  • Randomly generated dungeons, items, enemies and bosses.
  • Hardcore retro action inspired by classic beat ‘em ups.
  • Gorgeous hand drawn characters and environments.
  • 70+ items and 50+ potions with useful, dangerous or hilarious effects.
  • 100+ weapons and more than 50+ sets of armor.
  • Massive variety of skills and special attacks.
  • Sacrifice dead heroes to gain new abilities. .
  • Two player co-op.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows xp/7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.6 or later
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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Hammered Hunter
0.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
i like the game concept and the art, it seemed like the type of game id like because it looks very similar to castle crashers and rampage knights which i love. But when i play it, idk character movement just felt sluggish and the combat wasnt interesting to me, id reccomend rampage knights or castle crashers instead if you havent already played them.
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azimdahl
43.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
Wonderfully executed Roguelike with tons of playtime. Very fun.
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Zero
14.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 19
really nice gameplay sidescroll rpg that I dreamed since ragnarok offline worth every penny
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PupazzoGnappo
11.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 18
Easy to say, one of the best roguelike on Steam, period.

> 7 hours played
> reached lvl 30
> still getting surprises at each play, in forms of new potions, items and secrets
> transformed in a werewolf
> 12/10 would buy it again.

Never bought an early access before, really impressive work!
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YeYGu
8.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 18
I forgot to close the game when i was playing
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Snake
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 18
10/10
I wish I refunded this game when I still had the chance
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SUPER NAWAF
5.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
لعبة خورافية وصعبة مو مهمة الرسوم تقدر تعتبرها الجزء الثاني من اللعبة المشهورة كاستل كراشرز
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I>U
1.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
The game should have been released from EA 1.5 months ago.
Deleted anouncement and no promised multiplayer. Add here price cut = good work devs. Keep it in.
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Alibrandr
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
No character customization or selection? Nonsense...
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wyfaxyj
35.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 14
It's a good game that let me dive into the only two minds that killing current enemy and going to more place.When i return to the true life,several hours had gone.
I want to talk about the system of weapon:
1.Too much repeat elements ,like fortune hand and shild.In my opinion,they should have the different forms at least.
2.Unlogical weapons' harm and functions,e.g.,the staff which can grow apples has too low harm,i can't choose it as my weapon because of the rhythm of the game.And i always choose two hands,it have hige harm and range.If it has two players,it will be improved.
3.Offensive props have low growing.They will be rubbish later in the game,although you can improve it by abilities.And it should improve with attack,too.(i don't know the process of game,ony guess it.)
After all,two players can provide more possibilities and they should make it sure online as quickly.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Great game! Really well done, controllers are great on gamepad, ton of fun, lots of monsters, items, weapons and so on.
Really recommend it if you've enjoyed games like Rouge Legacy, Castle Crashers or Rampage Knights. Really worth the price. 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
This game must be played on the same network.. The same network !!!The same network!!!!
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52 of 56 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 14
╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦ Short Version ╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩

TLDR: It's a moderately difficult blend of Castle Crashers and Rogue Legacy that's a blast to play with a friend or alone. The randomized dungeons, items, armors, and weapons (which more or less serve as "classes") give plenty of reason to restart after dying to that damn dinosaur.

My rating: Since this game is EARLY ACCESS I'm going to hold off giving it a score until its finished. But I RECOMMEND picking up Lost Castle if you are a fan of beat 'em ups!

╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦ Long Version ╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩

╦╩╦ Likes ╦╩╦

  • It's difficult, but not unfair. You will die. Probably a lot. It's sometimes going to be because you stupidly went for that last hit on the boss when you have no health left, other times you'll drink a potion and poison yourself. While bad things will happen, I never felt like it wasn't something I could have prevented.

  • Couch co-op works wonderfully. The reason I picked up this title in the first place was after playing it with a friend; I'm really hoping they add online multiplayer (and possibly more than just two person co-op), but even as is the system is great!

  • The amount of different weapons/skills. Each weapon has a light attack , special attack, and heavy attack, though some weapons (like the musket) use the heavy attack as an evade instead. I really enjoy that you are able to run across different weapons of the same type that have differing stats/special attacks.

  • Character/base development skill tree system. You basically earn "Souls" by killing things which you eventually sacrifice after your character dies. The souls are used to unlock the blacksmith, thief, and alchemist, as well as raise the base stats (attack, defense, move speed, etc.) of your character. It's not crazy complicated, but it serves the game perfectly.

  • The armor(s) and the aesthetics. I keep running across different types of armor I hadn't seen before. While most of what you find during one playthrough is rubbish except for one or two pieces, it's still enjoyable to see all of the different types/looks. I also really like that certain armor types pair up with certain weapons for a bonus.

╦╩╦ Worth mentioning ╦╩╦

  • Lack of graphic options. This is not a problem for myself, but is worth pointing out. Outside of picking resolution and language (which is either English or simplified Chinese) there are no other settings.

  • Randomized character appearance. You have zero control over what your character looks like but let's be honest, it doesn't really matter since they won't stick around for very long! Some of the randomized characters you get are hilarious looking.

╦╩╦ Future hopes ╦╩╦

  • More weapon types! The amount of weapons/skills in the game already are a decent amount, but it's always good to have more choices.

  • Online multiplayer/expanded co-op. Either of these things would be nice (4 player co-op and/or online multiplayer) but are in no means needed for this to be an enjoyable game.

  • A pet/companion system. This is just a random idea, but these kinds of games have always massively benefited from some sort of "collect more pets/companions with different benefits" depth. I personally think it'd be really cool to see.

╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦ Conclusion ╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩

For an EARLY ACCESS game, Lost Castle surpassed my expectations. The combination of depth and randomization still has me interested in doing another playthrough just to make sure I've seen everything. Whether or not you have someone to couch co-op this game with, there is a lot of enjoyment to be had. I definitely recommend picking up a copy.

I hope you found this review useful. If you have any questions or comments, give me a shout!
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42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 4
This is a great game for early access!
There is a dragon gun, many random dungeons, banana peels that save lives, and much more.
I haven't finished the game yet or even scratched it.
Pros:
Easy to run. (And i have a really ♥♥♥♥ computer)
Great roguelike elements.
A ♥♥♥♥ ton of weapons and items.
Unique potions and armor.
Cons:
Made for console. Very hard controls for pc, recommend changing them.
There is no multiplayer yet, but there will be soon (i hope)*there is local co-op.
Lots of spelling mistakes, but understandable since english isn't their first language.
A random glitch that changes your language to chinese [restart game and it is fixed]

Overall i say this game is a 9/10
Yes... I may have cried when i didn't make it past the first room.
I only cried a little bit...
Just a few buckets of tears...
Maybe a ocean...
I flooded the world....
It doesnt matter! BUY THE GAME!
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Lost Castle is a side scrolling beat-em-up and RPG hybrid with roguelike features. It’s inspired by Castle crashers. It has roguelike elements and every time you play a different dungeon is presented to you. The game is in Early access, so there’s a few glitches etc. but not a big deal. The game is fully playable. The developers are pretty active which means the glitches should be fixed very soon.

Graphics:

Lost Castle feature cartoon-like graphics and art-style. The graphics are very sharp and pleasing to the eyes. The characters are cute and kept reminding me of Scribblenauts characters for some reason. There are not many graphics settings in the game, the only one available is the resolution adjustment option and full screen option. The game ran smooth for me throughout my gameplay with it with over 60 FPS.

Sound:

The music in this game is very neat. I really liked the creepy type of music this game features. There could’ve been more tracks though. Sound options have separate music and sound adjustment options.

Controls:

The game has fully re-bindable keys for both keyboard and controller. The mouse works in-game menus and the upgrades page. The controls felt really responsive. A controller is highly recommended for this game though I had no problem with keyboard as well.

Gameplay:

The story is about demons and other evil creatures have come to the Castle Harwood and your character is a treasure hunter trying to get rid of the evil in the Castle and in the way loot some treasure. Your character gets kidnapped by these evil elves who throw you into the dungeon. That’s where you start every time you die. You’re given a random looking character with a random weapon. Depending on the weapon you’re given you get different normal, heavy and super attacks. The dungeon is also randomly created. There’s 5 levels from what I can tell (didn’t progress through the later levels) and every time you die you start at the first dungeon cell. Each time you clear a screen a door opens and you’re given a chest with some random items in it. The chests also upgrade from wood to silver to gold and so on as you progress through level. Along the way you can also find a dodgy salesman every once in a while who will sell you a random thing for some coins. This can be an apple or a very nice weapon.

There’s a lot of different types of weapons, bows, dual welded swords, long heavy swords, shotgun, fireballs, sword and shield combo etc. Every weapon has their own stats and abilities, for example the bow and arrow has a super attack which shoots an electrocuted arrow which passes through enemies. The fireball weapon lets you teleport if you use the heavy attack or a crystal spawns and shoots fireballs at all nearby enemies with the super attack button. Some weapons have dash or evade or teleportation abilities instead of heavy attacks. You can also find companions who follow you and shoot at enemies and other upgrades like a percentage chance to electrocute enemy etc. Armor pickups can not only alter the stats they can change the look of your treasure hunter entirely with different themes and cosmetics.

You gain souls by killing enemies, these souls can be used to get upgrades and unlocks after you die. You start off pretty weak but as you gain levels and get additional bonuses using these souls you get better and better. Though as you get upgrades the other upgrades become expensive and if you cannot afford to buy one your souls will be sacrificed. One of the upgrades does let you keep a certain percentage of your souls though.

There’s a lot of enemy variety. Skeletons, goblins, spiders, slime creatures. The game has some hilarious mechanics too like unknown potions which can either be good or bad. One of the potions has you pooping everywhere which reduces your move speed for a short time. Other funny things like you slipping off your recently eaten banana’s peel, making your vulnerable to enemies, or chest falling on your head and other such things. Plenty of bosses in the game as well. Consumable items include apples, bananas, finger lickin’ good chicken (yes, there’s a reference to KFC in the game as well) all of which restore some of your HP. Throwable weapons includes daggers, bombs etc. Potions are there as well and usually random which can either poison you, make you fart uncontrollably, restore health and many other things. So it’s always a gamble using these potions.

A short gameplay video can be found below:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=713112176

Graphics: 8/10
Sound: 8/10
Controls: 9/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Overall: 9/10

Conclusion:

This game is an extremely fun dungeon crawler/brawler/ /RPG/Roguelike combo. This game is very addictive and you’ll have that “just one more game and I’ll quit, yet you keep playing for hours on end” syndrome. It also has 2 player local co op, so you can play with friends as well. It’s not that expensive and for the amount of content it has I think it’s very much a must buy for brawler/RPG genre fans.
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 7
A nice dungeon crawl/brawler.
I'm having fun with this game, the random dungeons, random heros, random everything make it replayable. Like roguelikes, it isn't easy, but not as hard as some i've played. The soul sacrifice system gives you a sense of progress, even as you keep dying, and I love how some of the things you unlock are stuff to help you starting out.
The cartoon graphics give the game a charming look, and it seems the makers are going to support this game as it's still very young, but already has patches to address problems.
The variety randomness, and fun feel make this worth the cash, even if you can't catch the current sale.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 5
Lost Castle is an excellent game. I recommend this game to anyone that likes rogue-lite beat-em-ups with some RPG elements.

The gameplay is very solid at the moment, I haven't ran into any issues yet.

What makes this game great is the class system, combat, and level design. The classes are bound to the weapons with their own skillset, for example, if you picked up a staff you are in essence a mage/wizard; you get to shoot magical energy. Or if you picked up a bow you are now an archer, or dual daggers then you are a rogue, etc..there are a lot of different weapons in the game, I haven't found them all, but am really excited to try them all out. Combat is fairly fluid, doesn't feel too "laggy" or "delay-ey".

Also each weapon has their own signature move and can vary. For example, if you picked up a great sword your special can be a earth shattering move which hits enemies in a line or it can be a charged dashed moving that pierces your opponent. And weapons have their own stats, so one might be better suited for defense while the other is better for offense..

There are different armor pieces that you can pick up that can change your character appearance and give different stats.

With this permadeath system there are some permanent features. You have a skill tree where you can purchase passives that improve your character and these stay permanent even after you die and start over. There is also an account/save slot level that you can gain, max is level 30. I'm not really sure what character level does for you, but it is in the achievements.

The levels are somewhat randomized, I haven't died enough yet to see them all, but there isn't much of a variety in tilesets at the moment. Also there are different settings and enemy types which is awesome because you don't feel you're playing the same level over and over, it is refreshing. I mean if you play the game enough times then it might get to you, but as a new player it is very welcoming.

You also have item picks that you can use during your game, such as bombs and daggers. You also have items that give passive effects such as increased damage, health, or special attacks. Then you got your standard healing items such as an apple and banana.

The game is currently local co-op, but there will be online co-op when the game leaves early access. So I would wait to purchase this if you want online co-op.

I must note that the sound quality is not so great currently, sounds "watered-down" almost. This will be updated though during early access as stated on the page.

Overall my experience has been a great one and will continue to keep playing. I definitely see this as one of my games that I rotate through. The current price is worth it, you will definitely get your moneys worth. I hope this review helps you decide to purchase this game or not.

I will update my review as major updates get released.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 12
very good and fun game with amazing idea and good price ~
if you have a friend or brother will be better to play with him, will not feel bored :)

*Any PC can run it :P
*Gets more difficult the more you play without dying.
*The game need to be Online Co-op for more fun.
*Cannot choose easy or normal story, its HARD to finish the full game !.
*If you died, you will be reset to play from the beginning and that's is a hard challenge.
*You can upgrade your character ( Attack, Defense, Health, and more.. )
*You can use a lot of items.
*A lot of different monster.

9/10 because i really hate reset the game when i'm dead :/
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 6
The game is really addictive and is heavily inspired by Castle Crashers and Rogue Legacy :

Pros -
Can play for hours and hours without getting bored
Procedurally generated dungeons so your not playing the same areas constantly
Will have online Co-op once fully realeased
Virtually ANY 21st century PC can run it
Gets more difficult the more you play
and more!

Cons -
Little buggy ( but it's Early Access )
Not the best story ( but it isn't really a story based game )

If you want a video on it with gameplay here's one for you ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvh0NT_tNGo&feature=youtu.be
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
Lost Castle is fun where it stands. Here's a quick review:

- Fluid animation and graphics. Sporting 60 FPS if your rig can manage it.
- Tons of items off the bat. Even more items unlocked as your progress through the levels.
- Challenging gameplay
- Many different play styles available. (Not just sword and slashing)
- Active Developers
- Local Coop. Online Coop on the way


You can feel where the game is still in development: English translation, some graphical optimization issues during a heavy load (lots of enemies & boss introductions), but it's still a playable game as a whole.

If hack n' slash, rougelike, sidescrolling, RPG elements, challenge, coop, and try-try-again are words you like to see describe a game, this would be a good game to pick up, even currently while it's in Early Access!
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