Battle Princess Madelyn is a homage to classic sidescrolling games like Ghosts ‘n Goblins from Cbit Games. Creative Director Christopher Obritsch developed Battle Princess Madelyn for his daughter after she wanted to be in Ghouls ‘n Ghosts.
Telling his daughter that he could make her, her own game, Madelyn replied, “But girls can’t be knights, Daddy. Only boys…” Obritsch asked his daughter what colour her armour should be and when she said pink, Battle Princess Madelyn was born.
Now, it’s almost here and will be launching next month.
Battle Princess Madelyn
Players take on the role of the titular battle princess as she and the ghost of her faithful dog Fitzy travel to a far-off land in need of saving. Featuring hand-drawn pixel art, 10 levels with up to five sub-levels each, combos and juggling, 10 different weapons, ghost powers and more.
Obritsch said of the development of the game;
It’s been an exciting, exhaustive, stressful, enjoyable, frustrating, etc. period over the last two years developing Battle Princess Madelyn and I would do it all over again.
The feedback that has been given in the creation of the game, the positive remarks, the way social media, the specialist gaming press, etc. have supported the game throughout this long period has been nothing short of remarkable.
The end result is a game the team are all proud of and went beyond what was envisioned. Within a very short time gamers will be able to play Battle Princess Madelyn. I hope it will give them as much enjoyment as it has to the team that created it!
Successfully funded on Kickstarter, BPM reached all but two of its stretch goals and received CA$ 212,665 in total.
Battle Princess Madelyn is launching for PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One on December 6, 2018. It will be released on Wii and Vita at a later date.
Look for our review soon.