Spirit Huntress is a 2-D sidescrolling platformer with adventure and rpg elements, featuring exploration and intense combats. You play as Hibari, a young Kunoichi learning the secret art of "soul purging", as she travels around a world full of fierce beasts possessed by angry spirits. Your goal is to set the world free of these dangerous creatures, using an arsenal of ancient ninja weapons you will discover gradually through the game, such as Kunai, Wakizashi, Shurikein, Kaginawa, etc. You will have to explore huge 2D enviroments searching for items, upgrades an abilities that will help you to overcome obstacles and advance in your adventure. Spirit Huntress features beautiful handmade 2-D graphics and a custom O.S.T made by its author, Itoaragon, an was inspired by great old school games such as The Revenge of Shinobi, Super Metroid, or the Indie classic "An Untitled Story".

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0 comments by Itoaragon on Jun 1st, 2015


Sorry for the long time since the last post. The game has advanced a lot, specially design-wise. A lot of art assets for the levels have been made during these months, and finally, Spirit Huntress is starting to look like something that can be achieved, and something that's worth all the work needed.

I feel like it's time to show a little bit more about the combat mechanics. Working on the animations for both Hibari and the enemies is really tough, but I think the result is totally worth it. Here's a preview gif showing hibari and a zombie-like enemy who's being chained in a 5 hit combo:

Hibari performing a 5 hit combo

(Please, note the placeholder background)

A few thing that I'd like to explain about that gif:

- The battle damage numbers are optional. You can disable them if they bother you. This game has minor rpg elements (you can upgrade your strength, defense, health and magic attributes, and there's a slight random factor that'll determine the amount of damage inflicted) but is being designed in a way that it doesn't need complex calculations.

- The last hit is a combo finisher. After the main 4 hit combo chain, you'll be able to execute a final blow that will be stronger and have some extra effect on the enemy. There'll be up to 5 different combo finishers, that can be used pressing a direction key together with the attack key. For instance, you can press attack + up to perform an uppercut that will send the enemy into the air. The finisher shown here is the default one and doesn't need any direction key input to be executed.

- Most regular enemies (like this one) will have more than one way to die. If you finish it off with a strong hit (like the regular combo finisher) he'll be thrown backwards and fall on his back. If it dies of a normal hit, he'll just fall to his knees, then die. Finally, if you kill it with an attack directed to his head (like the first attack) you'll chop its head.

- Some genius noticed that the enemy isn't blocking Hibar's attacks, nor even trying to dodge them. To avoid confusion, I'll state again that this is a work in proggress. It takes a lot of work to make all these animations, and I'm still working on the enemy AI. Needless to say that enemys will be a challenge, not something to bash at will.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm sorry for all the delay, but I think that this game needs a lot of work, and only like to release things I'm content with. Hopefully I'll be able to obtain funds for this someday and get some help. But until that happens, it'll be only me.

See you soon!

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all_zebest Nov 4 2014, 6:10am says:

Sorry, I clicked twice.
By the way, what are your plans for localization?

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Itoaragon Creator
Itoaragon Dec 3 2014, 6:45pm replied:

English texts + voice acting granted. Spanish translation granted. Spanish voice acting depending on the final budget, but I'll do my best.

I don't discard French and German translations if I can afford it.

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all_zebest Nov 4 2014, 6:10am says:

I can't wait to buy it! Hurry up!!

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Esciron Sep 6 2014, 11:30pm says:

Awesome job!!!, i feel like i've found the true euphoria.

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Itoaragon Creator
Itoaragon Sep 9 2014, 4:28pm replied:

Smok! Smok!

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subbywubby Dec 17 2013, 6:35am says:

Do you work on this game by yourself ?

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Itoaragon Creator
Itoaragon Dec 17 2013, 10:31pm replied:


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Netherware Dec 10 2013, 10:04am says:

Buenas! Esperamos esos avances! (No sé si aquí puedes seguir gente y grupos) Un saludo!

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Itoaragon Creator
Itoaragon Dec 14 2013, 10:16am replied:

Sí que puedes, sólo tienes que darle a "Watch this game" y cualquier actualización te saltará cuando entres a IDB.

Gracias por pasarte!

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Guest May 23 2013, 6:30pm says:

Gostei muuuuuuuuuiito desse jogo.

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