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Prototype Hero

The perfect asset to use to get a fully functional professional looking character for prototyping your games. Package contains the following animations:

๐Ÿ”น Idle  6 frames
๐Ÿ”น Run Start  2 frames
๐Ÿ”น Run  8 frames
๐Ÿ”น Run Stop / Landing  3 frames
๐Ÿ”น Jump  1 frame
๐Ÿ”น JumpToFall  3 frames
๐Ÿ”น Fall  1 frame
๐Ÿ”น Attack1 3 frames
๐Ÿ”น Attack2  3 frames
๐Ÿ”น Sheath Sword  5 frames
๐Ÿ”น Dodge  4 frames
๐Ÿ”น Crouch  4 frames
๐Ÿ”น Ledge Grab  5 frames
๐Ÿ”น Ledge Climb  8 frames
๐Ÿ”น Wall Slide  1 frame
๐Ÿ”น Hurt  3 frames
๐Ÿ”น Death  15 frames

Update 1.2:
๐Ÿ”น Attack1 Anticipation   1 frame
๐Ÿ”น Attack2 Anticipation   1 frame
๐Ÿ”น Upward Attack   3 frames
๐Ÿ”น Air Attack  4 frames
๐Ÿ”น Upward Air Attack  4 frames
๐Ÿ”น Air Slam Attack  6 frames
๐Ÿ”น Parry Stance  3 frames
๐Ÿ”น Parry 4 frames

Update 1.3:
๐Ÿ”น Walk   8 frames
๐Ÿ”น Throw/Punch   4 frames

A total of 116 hand drawn frames. 

Also features:
๐Ÿ”น Audio files free to be used for commercial purpose.
๐Ÿ”น Unity package with all assets and animations set up.
๐Ÿ”น Dust and particle effects.
๐Ÿ”น Sprite sheet without sword
๐Ÿ”น Death animation without blood. 
๐Ÿ”น Easy-to-use Color Swap unity shader which allows for an endless creation of new colors variations.

โญ Ratings & Downloads are much appreciated
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Created by Sven

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You can use this asset in any game project you want, commercial or not, but you can't resell it as just an asset (as I'm doing here).


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Hey, amazing pack! Is it possible for you to add a dash animation and a downward attack animation (like up air and normal air attacks) in update 1.4?

Good suggestions, I will add it to the backlog

Thanks, really appreciated!

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Also, it would be nice to got stairs climb animation. I tried to make it myself but it looks poor(((

Could be a cool animation to add! 


Do you plan on adding an attack animation while running?

Hey, unfortunatly that's quite a tricky animation to add. That would mean I would need to split the torso and legs into two separate sprite sheets. I prefer to keep it simple to use and follow what most side scrolls do and prevent moving while attacking. 

May you add a tutorial, how to use color swap?

Ok, I understand that its working in "2d unity templates". Any suggestions how to setup it for other templates?

You can use the included Unity Package and import it into an empty project to have it all fully setup

Yep, but as I said, it working only in 2d template. Think, it is some shader issues

Here is a short demo: 

Just a word of appreciation :)


hey man, great animation pack!
Is there any plan to add new weapons (speak, daggers, etc.) into this pack?

Thank you! Possibly for the future.

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please add crouch Crawling animation


Can I sell it after applying this asset in the game? (Commercial)

Yes :)

I'm so sorry.. 

Let me ask you a few questions.

What's the resolution?

Can I modify this file and use it?

Is it possible to revise only the official version?

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It's about 18x45px in resolution, depending on the animation.
You are free to modify either the full or demo version however you like.

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I love your work in general, but this package is top tier. Really helpful blueprints. I'm making a game using many of your assets. You have really great sprite work.

That's awesome to see. The character looks great. I'm glad to be of help. Thank you fรถr the support

Add a Rolling feature and crouching attack and I'd buy it.  Why have crouch without a crouch attack? for ducking attacks I suppose.

Crouch attack is something I consider to add for future updates

cool.  I could also just use the slide for a roll.

Absolute top tier sprite. 10 / 10 would buy again. :)

Having lots of fun coding the animations.

Thank you! Looks great :)

Im going to buy it

Thank you for supporting my work!

Nice work !

Thank you!

hey bro ! do you take orders ? thanks

Not at the moment, but you can reach out to my email and we can discuss more:

thanks sven

Hello just going to share my opinion. This would be extremely useful to me if the attack animations (or any animations) did not come "hard-coded" with a sword. If the character had the already existing attack animations as a plain human figure, a basic bow attack animation, and a generic spellcast animation, it would be the ultimate character creation art template available (assuming it also includes the editable files that can be imported to aseprite for editing). Price for that would also be more appropriate at 20+ instead of 10.


The asset does include a spritesheet without the weapon. Also includes PyxelEdit source file so you can turn layers off/on and edit the asset however you like. Spellcast and bow attack animations are things I would like to add.

Thanks for clarifying that. I did not see that in the demo(iirc) so i assumed its the same with the full file too. I would instantly get this if the extra animations were included. Sadly i don't have the skill yet to create them on my own 

Love this! Any chance of a rope swinging animation? I built a grapple hook for a Hero in my game, just looking for the right character to use it. I'll just try it with the wall slide on this one for now ;)

Thank you! Rope swinging animation is not that high of a prioritization right now. Sometime in the future maybe. 

fair enough :)

It's good to see this updated. I don't know if it's on your to do list but a fireball casting animation with one hand stretched out would be nice. I bought your pixel effects pack and it would be cool if I could use them with this asset.

That's definately something I have had in mind, thanks for the feedback

will you upload any pyxeledit files and can I use it for a commercial project?

I will update it with new animations and pyxeledit files within a few days.
Yes, tt can be used for any commercial game project.

Will there be a new update? Flame throwing animation coming?

Yes, i'm working on a new update right now. It will include walking animation and throwing animation

hello my friend, this is an insane work, (a bit of blasphemous inpiration maybe? xD!!), congratz, and question, i would love to hire you to replicate this kind of work but for diferent range aproaches, like shooting bows, guns, throwing things (like your alchemy asset for example). thx in advanced and keep up the great work

Thanks! Yeah, a bit of inspiration from Blasphemous. Absolutely. You can reach out to me at:

thx, ill be in touch this week without a doubt

Great work! Love it! Will edit it and make it less masculine and will add animations for top down (North/South) and use it for a Body base for my Game with Character Creation. Great starter kit for me, thank you :)


Thanks! I'm glad to hear that it's put to good use

How about a throw animation?


Working on some new assets at the moment, but I think a throw animation would be a good addition. Will add it in the future.

It would be awesome if throw animation is added


Thanks :)

I have just purchased the pack after trying out the demo and I love it so far! One issue I am having is, in the preview gif for  Jump & Fall, it appears there is a landing animation, but I can't seem to find it in either the 1.1 or 1.2 download.

Thank you! I used the run stop animation as a landing animation in the gif and demo files. Thanks for supporting my work.


Ahh that makes sense, thank you for the quick response!

Hi, do you have any plan to add climbing action for this?

I will add it to my list of animations to implement!

New update looks sooooooooooo good. Absolutely in love with it! Thanks for keeping this updated ^^ and looking forward for more. Would be cool if you could add a throw like animation (shruken, daggers etc.)

Thanks! I'll will keep that in mind :) 

When will the next update come?

I'm planning on releasing it within the next two days

i dont know if its in your plans but... i think it would be nice so that the character could have different weapons, i mean at least the holding/attacking anims (cuz i think it would be too much work if you nedeed to do the weapon holder and all its animations like the sword or so i guess) , just a random thinking xD

Yeah, that would definately be nice. I have a similar idea. After one or two updates in the future I would like to add a bow to the character. Would not be visable at all times, but instead have an animation where the characters pulls up a bow and shoots. 

yeah it would be awesome!, and maybe could happen with other weapons like a spear thrust or an axe/greatsword swing, it would make the hero feeling more diverse i guess (?)

PD: dont mind me but i would be glad buying like a full set of the animations with other weapons as another asset, just saying xD

hey man awesome pack!, i've been dreaming for something like this, and if i may ask as i dont see information about that... can i modify the asset, i mean for example taking it as a base and draw on top of it, add armor, items etc...? or if you are planning on adding any of those? and thanks for the work i really apreciate it :)


I'm glad to hear that! You can absolutely do that. You are free to modify and use the character however you like, except that you can post the character on online asset stores (as i'm doing here).

"You are free to modify and use the character however you like"

Does that apply to your other assets as well? I bought your prototype hero here as animation reference for a game I'm doing hand-drawn animation in. Which has gone great so far. 

The thing I like most about your work is how excellent it is for animation reference and rotoscoping. In my scenario, where animation rotoscoping is concerned, the end product/characters would all be completely visually distinct from your assets. 

Is this animation use case allowed within your terms/conditions across all your other assets? 

Yes, this applies to all my assets. Rotoscoping my assets is allowed, I'm glad that my characters are put to good use. I would not want to limit that :)

That's awesome to hear. While I'm an experienced artist, I'm still quite new to animation and developing that skillset, and your work is so fluid and dynamic in the animation department. Thank you, Sven.  โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚

My pleasure, thank you for supporting my work

this is excellent work.  Iโ€™m so happy to see more animations coming. In addition to what youโ€™ve outlined, Iโ€™d love a side view ladder climb and a bow attack personally


This is definitely the best sprite base out there. Wondering if a walk animation could be possible? :-)

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Yes! Next update will feature more attacks, but I will add a walk cycle in the update after that.

Just gave this a purchase as I got an email saying this has been updated so love that you're working on more animations. Would love to see a balance on the edge (forward and backwards) and potentially a turning sprite also but I understand if not as they're more of the lesser noticed sprites but I look forward to more updates ^-^

And maybe a crouch walk also so if the player is sliding under something and distance is a little lengthy, the player can crouch walk out

Next update will feature more attacks, but a crouch walk/sneak animation is definitely a good idea. Will keep that in mind for future updates. Balance on edge and turning sprite I will skip for now since I have a lot of other animations I want to add. I appreciate the feedback

Ahh awesomee, yeah i figured the smaller things maybe a miss but nevertheless, look forward to what more you add :))

The new update is so cool! Can you add rolling animation later?

And also air attack?

Thank you. Next update will include air attacks, upward slash and an air ground slam attack. I'm not planning on adding a roll animation since the pack includes a slide animation

Cool looking prototype art. I was thinking getting something like this and customizing it. If you plan to add more animations may I suggest a dodge/rolling animation, also hanging and climbing walls would be cool.

Thanks! Got a new update that will go live in only a few days. It will include ledge hanging and ledge climb animations

For some reason this reminded me of Dead Cells character. I think itโ€™s good as it is for 10 bucks but it could use a few more attacking animations.

I really love your art style! This piece is so cool and donโ€™t take this offensive but I think for a prototype art it needs a selection of animations so it can be versatile. Thank you for your art!

Thanks for the feedback. Working on having new animations added to this pack in a week or two.

Looking good! But definitely needs more animations. For example a throw animation, climbing, holding onto ledges would be awesome.

Thanks! Working on it!

As soon as I saw you updated it to include ledge climbing I bought it! Thank you, great artwork as always ^^.

Thanks for the support :)


If this is a prototyping sprite sheet it lacks a lot of animations like ground slide, wall jump and more. Not worth 10$ at the moment that's for sure.

The pack does include a ground slide animation which can be used as a dodge. I think 10$ is a fair price considering the quality and the potential of the asset. More animations will be added to this asset in the near future.


I mean it's not bad but for example in the game I'm currently developping I have wall jumps, crouch, crouch walk, rolls and ground slides, I'm not going to spend 10$ on an asset which doesn't have all the needed animations. However if it had everything I'd buy it even for 15$.


Also adding a gun or a bow to the character would be a plus too, so people making games with projectile based attacks could use your sprite more easily.

You really have a good idea and it's looking good but in my opinion it's incomplete at the moment.


It takes time, effort and skill to make animations and this guy made one that you can easily customize and build upon. He should be paid adequately for his work. If you are planning to release a game, this is a concept you should already understand.

whats the size?

The size is about 20x45px. Changes depending on the animation

This is super awesome! 

Since you are planning to add more animations to this one in the future, I would like to cast my vote for walking and magic usage animations :)

Thanks! I appreciate the suggestions. Really helps me plan what kind of animations I should add in the future

very nice, would be super cool to release cosmetic addons to turn him into a modular character (hair, face, clothe, etc).

Thanks, that a interesting idea. However since each item would require to be drawn on every frame of the sprite sheet I would be a tremendous amount of work. As of right now I will instead focus on adding new animations. But for the future I will keep your idea in mind.

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