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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; some with short animations unique to them. Here's a summary of what's included in this asset:

  • Bard
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
    • 1-frame idle
    • 2-frame singing
    • 2-frame playing the lute
  • Dancer
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
    • 1-frame idle
    • 3-frame dancing
  • Merchant
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
    • 2-frame sitting
    • Includes bald head, turban, and feathered turban variants
    • Bonus carpet with wares taken from my Cozy Furnishings pack
  • Mystic (fortune teller)
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
    • 2x 1-frame idles
    • 4-frame looking in a crystal ball
    • Includes separate table and crystal ball sprite
  • King
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
    • 2-frame idle (tapping fingers)
    • Includes separate stone throne sprite with customizable cloth elements
  • Queen
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
    • 2-frame idle (looking down with eyes closed)
    • Includes separate stone throne sprite with customizable cloth elements
  • Baby
    • 4-frame crawling (4 directions)
    • 4-frame idle
  • Woman
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
  • Old Woman
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)
  • Old Man
    • 4-frame walking (4 directions)

Each character is on its own sprite sheet and comes in three or four different color variants (including a unified palette variant to make runtime color swaps easier).

NPC Pack #2 is out now! Get 10 more unique animated NPCS!

Or you can pick up my Character Base and draw your own clothes on them for an infinite variety of NPCs.

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!

Updated 14 days ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorSeliel the Shaper
GenreRole Playing
Tags2D, animated, Characters, king, mana-seed, npc, Pixel Art, RPG Maker, Sprites


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:

20.12a - NPC Pack #1 2.1.zip 737 kB
20.12a - NPC Pack #1 2.0.zip 640 kB

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I love the bard :)

He loves you too πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸ’šπŸ˜


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 πŸ˜…

You're in luck! Check the latest update πŸ˜πŸ‘

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 :)

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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 πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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

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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?

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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 πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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They do now! Check the latest update πŸ˜πŸ‘