A downloadable asset pack

Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

This is an assortment of different NPC sprites you can use to populate your towns and castles in a top-down RPG or adventure game. It's meant to work together with my Character Base, but owning that is not a requirement. These are all standalone characters with short animations unique to them. Here's a summary of what's included in this asset:

  • Bard
    • 1-frame idle
    • 2-frame singing
    • 2-frame playing the lute
  • Dancer
    • 1-frame idle
    • 3-frame dancing
  • Merchant
    • 2-frame gesturing
    • Includes bald head, turban, and feathered turban variants
    • Bonus carpet with wares from my Cozy Furnishings pack
  • Fortune Teller
    • 2x 1-frame idles
    • 4-frame looking in a crystal ball
    • Includes separate table and crystal ball sprite
  • King
    • 2x 2-frame idles (nodding head, tapping fingers)
    • Includes separate stone throne sprite with customizable cloth elements
  • Queen
    • 4x 1-frame idles (looking straight, left, right, closing eyes)
    • Includes separate stone throne sprite with customizable cloth elements
  • Royal Guard
    • Front and side 1-frame idle
    • Includes with/without halberd variant
    • Alternately holds halberd at an angle (to block the way)
  • Baby
    • 4-frame idle
    • 2-frame crawling (4 directions)
  • Peasant Mother
    • 3-frame idle
    • 4-frame stirring a cooking pot (2 variants)
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
    • 1-frame reaching down to pick up the baby
    • Holding baby walking variant
  • Old Woman
    • 4-frame walk (4 directions)
  • Old Man
    • 4-frame walk (4 directions)

Each character is on its own sprite sheet and comes in three different color variants.

This is part of the Mana Seed collection of pixel art game assets made in a 16-bit SNES RPG style. If you want more stuff like this for your game, check out the rest of my collection!


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this asset pack you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

20.31 - Standalone NPCs 1 v1.0.zip 177 kB

Development log


Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

I wish so bad these all had 4 Directional walking animation!
(especially the Merchant!) 

He's a big guy, he just doesn't want to get up 😅

Awesome work Seliel. As usual. Do you have any roadmap for combat animations for the basic character? Apart from spear and bow that are already done :)

(2 edits)

Thanks for the compliment, but your follow-up question is unrelated to this asset.

yeah sorry got this in an email and was excited :)

No worries! You can visit my Patreon or Discord for news, updates, and future plans 😊👍

Do all these come in 16x16 cells or are they larger?

(1 edit)

I'm not sure what you mean by cells, but the characters are generally around 32 pixels high, and arranged on one large sheet.

Update (08 Feb 2021): each NPC is now on its own smaller sheet.

Graphics are impressive as always. Are these already setup for any of the Rpgmakers or do you have to put them together for the sheets?

They are not configured for RPGMaker. You will need to use a graphic editor like Aseprite or Photoshop to rearrange them if you need them in a specific layout

Will all characters have walking animations at some point?

(1 edit)

Nope! Well I don't have plans to, at least. The mother, old woman/man, and baby, will get walk cycles in an update (probably next month). But who knows what the future holds for the rest of them 🤷‍♀️