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Twisted Citadel is a puzzle platformer made for Ludum Dare 47 by Mors, Darkonius Makavar, and Catonator. You're a in a strange castle, but to escape you have to use its unique properties to solve the puzzles and go through 15 levels.

The controls for the games are arrow keys to move, Z to jump, X to attack and R to restart the level. You can use a controller as well.


Thousands of people vanished, an entire town full of people. Nobody knew where they went, or how they disappeared, but one thing was certain, something wasn't right with that castle. Situated right in the middle of the town, it was massive, so it was impossible not to sense the dark aura coming out of it. Will you enter the castle and be the one finally solving this mystery?


1.0.3 (06/10/2020):

  • HTML5 version!
  • Optimized the game slightly, so the game runs well on HTML5.
  • Fixed a memory leak issue.
  • Fixed some level design oversights that made 100% completion impossible.
  • Fixed some collision issues that would get you softlocked.

1.0.2 (06/10/2020):

  • Made the game actually completable FOR REAL THIS TIME

1.0.1 (06/10/2020):

  • Made the game actually completable, and included the proper level files.
  • Fixed numerous issues related to audio. (thanks GMS2 for messing things up)
  • Fixed an issue with enemy respawning.
  • Fixed a few other super minor issues.

1.0.0 (06/10/2020):

  • Initial release!

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Updated 16 days ago
Published 21 days ago
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
GenrePlatformer, Puzzle
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tagsloop, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 47, Medieval, Puzzle-Platformer
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller
LinksLudum Dare


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Had good fun playing to the end twice, on a 100% and 0% collection goals. Seems collecting the yellow dudes has no effect on the weird ending...

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Thanks! Unfortunately I didn't have the time to add an alternate ending, there is so much you can do in 72 hours.

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Nice! A Zx Spectrum Wonder Boy style game!


just finished it, it was lovely! also what was up with that ending lol

It's up to interpretation :)


love the sprites and animation! it’s so cute!