Locomalito’s Latest Free Retro-Styled Game, The Curse of Issyos, Is Out Now

The Curse of Issyos

Locomalito likes making games that look like they’re 24 years old. And that’s not a bad thing. Going through his collection of released games you’ll see titles like Gaurodan a Godzilla-inspired horizontal shooter where players control a giant Pterodactyl that is destroying a city, and Maldita Castilla, a medieval action platformer inspired by Ghosts ‘n Goblins.

Wanting to share his passions with other gamers around the world, Locomalito releases his games for free as soon as he is done developing them. His latest game, The Curse of Issyos, is an action platformer that draws from his interest in Greek mythology.

The Curse of Issyos’s protagonist, a fisherman named Defkalion, gets a heavenly warning from Athena that his home island of Issyos has fallen under a dark curse. Fearful for his daughter’s life and not wanting to lose the only family member he has left, Defkalion returns home as fast as possible. Upon arriving back home, Defkalion finds the lands tainted by evil, skeleton soldiers form together out of the bones of the deceased and sand monsters rise up to attack him with little warning. This is where the player’s adventure begins.

Currently The Curse of Issyos is only available for Windows, but Locomalito stated that there may be additional versions coming in the future.

Pick up The Curse of Issyos for free on Locomalito’s website and follow him on Twitter.

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