Press kit


Developer: GrimTalin / Catalin Marcu
Release date: March 15th 2018
Platforms: PC and Mac, on and Steam
Price: 5.99$


Ever miss being a child, playing games at your grandma's or in your old bedroom? Well, I got you covered!

The Adventures of Elena Temple is the classic you never knew existed. And the best part is that you can play it on virtual old machines that kind of sort of maybe existed. It's not like you can remember for sure anyway, right?

The game is a monochromatic puzzle platformer made to look as if it were created in the 80s. Overcome obstacles, figure out how to collect all the coins, find all the gems and remember your childhood while doing it! You progress through the game's world through non-linear exploration and, if you're paying attention, there are some secrets for you to find.


  • A dungeon of 50+ screens to overcome, each its own mini-level
  • Open exploration, you choose which way to go, but don't worry, a helpful map is just one button away
  • Challenging, old-school platforming
  • Collect as many coins as you want, but we both  know you'll get them all, you're a completionist, don't even try to deny it!
  • Coins will make you rich, but there's no escaping the dungeon without all the gems
  • Secrets for the more observant player
  • Best of all, you can play the game on any of the included 7 virtual old machines, from the Pomo D'or 4, to Maple and Some Toy and all the way to the NS-Bos PC

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My name is Catalin Marcu and I'm a solo indie developer. I have previously worked for 10 years at Mobility Games, mainly developing mobile games. I've worked as a programmer, designer and game producer. Recently I've started my indie life and the first game I'm making is The Adventures of Elena Temple.


  • Indie Retro News: "[...] The Adventures of Elena Temple goes all out. [It] is played in such a view point it takes you back to being a kid again"
  • Game Guide: "Nostalgics, you cannot miss this return to another era!"
  • "[...] visually the game will appeal to fans of the old school"
  • "The author [...] even went a little further and depicted all those retro-consoles and computers on the screen"
  • Le Mag "[The] developer GrimTalin has pushed the nostalgic aspect a a little further [...]  the charm of the children's room or grandma's salon works"
  • RetroManiac: "[...] from the start The Adventures of Elena Temple appeals to the nostalgia of users and fans with a few years behind them. [...] The truth is that everything is magnificently decorated."
  • Pond's Press: "[...] if you are into that old 8-bit nostalgia, you’ll find plenty of reasons to have a great time with The Adventures of Elena Temple!"


Mail: marcu.catalin ..not writing that symbol because of spam bots..


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