i played a pretty damn good homebrew game

so i played a ps1 homebrew game called "Magic Castle" by Kaiga on my raspberry pi and i was blown away. i was expecting a small project, but i was pleasantly surprised at how addicting it was. usually homebrew games (or games made in a bedroom from some guy named Stuart) don't really have much replay value and are seen as one-off titles for developers to just dip their toes into a system's architecture. but magic castle was actually pretty damn fun. the premise is this: you can choose between 4 classes, a knight, a wizard, a fighter and an archer. each class has their own attributes and playing styles, but they all do the job well. you can play with 3 other friends, and once you start the game you will be thrusted into a castle floor. the fun part is that each castle floor is randomized! so each play is going to be different than the last, in the game you fight different monsters, whether it be slimes, bats, or random jerboa-lookin-things. and you gain money or experience from them, which in turn makes you level up. it's kind of like a beefed up, improved and 3d version of the arcade game "Gauntlet". so if you want to try it, links are below!

play the ol' original 1998 magic castle at archive.org here

download the updated 2021 magic castle here

or read the manual here

also updates are here

(i am in no way affiliated with any of the people/companies associated with this project and i just did it for the love of the game!)

- camryn185

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