You're the princess! Battle Princess Madelyn to be precise, in this pixel perfect retro side-scroller, as you set off to defeat evil with your ghostly canine companion, Fritzy. Do you have what it takes to save your family, avenge your furry friend and become the ultimate battle princess?
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Mixed (34) - 67% of the 34 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 5, 2018

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February 19

More Options! More Features! + SALE!

All New Super Deluxe Rad Mode With Added Rad Bonuses!

We've listened to your feedback, heard your cries for more, and more. This is what you'll get!

  • More options!
  • More features!
  • More everything!

Now with a highlighted map in story mode, there's a Quest Log to aid you on your journey. We’ve even added teleporting you to the nearest rune stone alongside these new features in the pause menu. With a new hint system too, the game is far smoother and sleeker to play, not to mention the added language selection, rumble option and volume sliders, bringing it to a whole dynamic new level.

The original layout of the game was a little tricky for some, so we've adapted to your feedback here too, making the story mode terrain far easier to navigate. Included are features such as a well to help you find your way to the Spider's Lair (instead of just dropping down blindly) and a clearer route to the Sunken Pathway through The Witches’ Cave. We feel this adds direction and we hope you find the game a far more streamlined playing experience.

What we've got in store for you:

King Daddy Mode!
  • Step into the boots of Madelyn’s father, King Daddy!
  • You have King Daddy’s Sword, aka Insanity’s Blade. You will battle through hordes of the undead. You are given zero projectiles aside from Fritzy’s power ups. You are going to find this extremely difficult!
  • There's a surprise at the end for King Daddy, so stick around!

Boss Rush Mode!
  • Simple! Grab your favorite weapon and fight the bosses back-to-back.
  • So what are you waiting for? Get out there and bash some ghosts!.

The update is ready and waiting for you in your Steam library, so what are you waiting for?

But wait... that is not all! If you've still not brought Battle Princess Madelyn then now is the time with 20% off through to Monday 25th February!

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February 4

Out Now: Battle Princess Madelyn the Soundtrack

Both teams at Hound Picked and Causal Bit would like to say a big thank you to everyone who's purchased Battle Princess Madelyn and the love, support and feedback we've received has been incredible.

As you know, we're been incredibly busy over the last month or so patching bugs, implementing tweaks to gameplay and general QOL additions post launch.

We've launched the OST of Battle Princess Madelyn, composed by the awesome Gryzor87 and both the PCM/FM and orchestral versions of the music are included.

In the meantime, if you are not already following Causal Bit Games on social media, here is a reminder of their profile links and we look forward to hearing from you!

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“A perfect Christmas present!”
87% – SenseiGaming

“Everything about Battle Princess Madelyn is captivatingly adorable.”
90/100 – Entertainment Focus

“The visuals and music are, hands down, nailed with perfection.”
70/100 – PC Invasion

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About This Game

Madelyn, Madelyn, it's time to get up! You have a big journey ahead of you, saving us all from an evil wizard. You've trained for this day, and the ghost of your pet dog, Fritzy, will remain by your side. We believe in you!

All good adventures need a hero, and that hero is you Madelyn. Traveling the world through magical portals beyond the realms of time and space, you will journey to far off lands, as I tell you a story that will leave your bedroom far behind. For there is a kingdom, you see, that is in peril, and it is up to you to save it, and everyone you know, from the terrifying clutches of an evil wizard.

Accompanied by the ghost of Fritzy, your pet dog, you must avenge him, restoring order once again. Tackling all manner of deadly foes, you will overcome sinister graveyards, murky swamps and looming castles to achieve your goal. It will be difficult, but we all believe in you Madelyn, we know you can do it!

Classic retro gameplay for a whole new era!

  • With the retro of feel Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3, this will conjure up memories of the arcade era with its Unity driven hand-drawn pixel art
  • 10 levels with five stages each, they're replayable with no starting over (that is unless you want to)
  • Two modes including story (by a professional children's author) and arcade (for the experts)
  • Hidden collectibles with extra rewards, weapons are upgradeable depending on your armour, which you can find through the blacksmith in story mode
  • Fritzy has special powers to help you and assists you in your quest
  • Weapons are specific to certain areas, providing access to secret locations
  • Travel across the world using special portals to get from place to place

Oh the sights you will see and the sounds you will hear!

  • Slipping between classic arcade FM/PCM and modern orchestrated, you can tailor the music score from Gryzor87 (of Maldita Castilla fame) to help set the scene
  • Lovingly crafted by veteran artist Christopher Obritsch, the game features distinctive pixel art, from the cut-scenes, to the gameplay, with depth provided through dynamic lighting

So, let me now tell you this classic tale of good versus evil...

Origins of Battle Princess Madelyn

When Creative Director Christopher Obritsch's daughter Madelyn wanted to be in Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, and fight “Green Head”, he said it was someone else’s game - but he could make her one that was like it. “But girls can’t be knights, Daddy. Only boys…” she said, to which he answered “Pshh…What color do you want your armor to be?”. The answer was pink 😉 And that’s how this game started. Chris' daughter Madelyn loves the first stage of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and makes him play it over and over because she wants to see him fight “Green head”, the Shielder boss at the end of the first stage. It’s not hard for her to twist his rubber arm, as it’s been his favorite game since it came out all those years ago.

The Development Team

Madelyn Obritsch - Drinker of the chocolate milk and Honorary Assistant Creative Director - The hero of the game, and the designer of the things daddy puts in the game.

Christopher Obritsch – Known for sitting there and doing stuff like Insanity's Blade, Escape from 85 and a bunch of other crap you probably never heard of, and also an award nominated game developer. Chris is the creator, director and lead artist on the project. Also the father of the Battle Princess.

Daven Bigelow – A published author on game development. He’s an avid player, collector, and maker of games. Daven is the lead developer and slinger of cuss words on the project.

Gryzor87 - The Retro Audio Destroyer of Planets, known for such amazing game soundtracks like Maldita Castilla, Hydorah and The Curse of Issyos. Gryzor87 is the main man behind both soundtracks.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA or AMD with 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 Sandy Bridge
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA or AMD with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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