Castle in the Darkness is Matt Kap's upcoming, retro-styled exploration platformer. Kap says it is inspired by games like Castlevania, Megaman, Metroid, Zelda, but not the classic Konami MSX game The Maze of Galious. He's never played it.

Matt Kap is aiming for a 2012 release on "PC/iOS/maybe more," priced slightly higher than free. Kap has updated Castle in the Darkness' website this month and says to follow him on Twitter for more regular updates.

Hit the jump to see recent improvements, post-trailer. Take your time, Kap; I like the tweaks!

Caste in the darkness 2.jpg

Caste in the darkness.jpg

[ via TIGSource forums ]