Return to Castlerama Arrives at the App Store
Codenrama's Return to Castlerama has made its way to the App Store for $4.99. Want to learn more about it? We chatted with renowned artist Michele Böhm (read it here) earlier this month about the game's realistic graphics and its eerie supernatural elements.
From the Press Release
Return to Castlerama, the mesmerizingly beautiful action adventure for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is now available in the App Store, priced at $4.99.
Developed using Unreal Engine, Return to Castlerama follows the release in May 2011 of the demo, entitled simply Castlerama, which became a viral success internationally, with over 300,000 downloads. The Castlerama demo featured a journey made through the beautiful landscape of Assisi in Italy, by renowned artist Michele Böhm, together with graphic artist and game designer Francesco Palenga.
The pair used the demo’s content to inspire the creation of Return to Castlerama, which features family feuds, mistaken identity, and elements of the supernatural. The player is cast as David, a young man seeking to save his village Castlerama, and the surrounding Gorendal Valley, from the curse of the evil Artaserses. As well as exploring the neighborhood and the lush environs of the valley, David will also encounter zombies, a dragon, and other fantastical monsters.
There are also eye-catching ‘tarot’ cards to be collected which form an integral part of the end-game.
Michele Böhm, who has exhibited throughout Italy and Europe over the last 33 years, and taught in Milan and at the University of Rome, has always been passionate about the potential of bringing computer technology and art together. He founded the studio Codenrama to bring together a team of talented game designers, artists and audio programmers to develop Return to Castlerama.
“We’ve worked hard to use the art of Return to Castlerama to create not just the amazing graphics but the overall artistic style and atmosphere of the game,” says Michele Böhm. “The game also tells a story: one of passion and intrigue and some intense action sequences that players will become truly immersed in.”
Return to Castlerama has been designed for the iPad and iPhone, and also plays superbly on iPod Touch 5th generation. As well as the beautifully crafted graphics, it features a mesmerizing soundtrack composed by Fernando Fera and Leandro Piccioni.
To learn more, visit the official Return to Castlerama website.
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