I see that there's a lot of members here posting about working on their own platformer games recently! I'm actually developing a Castlevania-alike game right now as well.
I've completed the first of three stages, so here's a demo if anyone wants to try it out early/get some ideas for their own work. Still trying to come up with a name for the Barbarian, if anyone has suggestions.
xxxx The Barbarian hates mages almost as much as he loves gold. While questing, he learns of a tower in which lives a particularly rich Necromancer. Kill Necromancer, get the treasure!
Movement - Arrow Keys
Get on stair - Up/Down keys
Attack - Z
Secondary attack/item - X
Jump - C
Pause - Enter
Menus are navigated with the arrow keys + attack or Enter key. Gamepad support is also built in, go to Options to configure it.Download