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Anathema is an action-adventure platformer game that follows Aurora Delacroix, a young woman who has inherited the divine powers of the Angel of Death. Her father battled with the original Angel of Death, Azrael and won after Azrael sought to build an army of the souls he was meant to deliver for judgement.

Anathema follows in the same vein of classic platformers such as Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Mega Man and Ghosts 'n Goblins. Anathema seeks to blend the best mechanics and designs from these games into a powerhouse platformer with a story to tell.

Join Aurora as she whips through haunted graveyards, living swamps, creaking shipwrecks and more. Featuring retro inspired pre-rendered sprites in HD with polished gameplay, high-quality orchestral score, voice acting and more.

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Happy October!

We don't have as much this time around to share with you as we did last month, but this time around we will show you some audio/visual goodies!

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In last month's update we shared images of the work-in-progress for the newest level we've been developing - The Ossuary. In this video, we share a brief look of this level in motion, including one of three mini bosses you will encounter. The player can progress through this level's three routes in any order they choose, but must defeat all guardians before they are allowed passage into the next area - the Vampyr Den. Feast your eyes and let us know your thoughts!

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To change things up this month a little bit, our resident composer has whipped up a special remix just for you. For those that have played the demo, you will be familiar with the tune this remix is an arrangement of - Gravekeeper's Hollow. When thinking of games' stage 1 music, it's important to hook the player with a catchy, hummable melody that (hopefully) can get stuck in your head. When Anathema releases, we definitely want to have a bundle that includes the OST for the game. Whether or not it includes remixed versions of tunes from the game is up in the air as of now, but companion pieces are always great to have. Let us know what you think.

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Quite a lot of progress has been made since the last update. We've begun adding a new area that precedes the graveyard area of the first stage which will serve as the "tutorial area." The video tutorials in the demo area merely placeholder just so the player has a basic understanding of the core fundamentals of gameplay. Don't worry, we won't hold your hand, but it's important to know the basics so players can get the most out of the game. Here is a very early look at how it is shaping up aesthetically.

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There will be more to show in future updates. We will post them here but you can also follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/esperware to be notified as we post.

We hope everyone has a fun and spooky rest of your October, and Happy Halloween!

September 2019 Development Update

September 2019 Development Update

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New Sprites, New Levels, New News! A showcase of the newly updated sprite for Aurora Delacroix, new player HUD, the never-before-seen latest level and...

May 2018 Development Update

May 2018 Development Update

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The May 2018 update with new stage and enemy concept art for Anathema.

April 2018 Development Update

April 2018 Development Update

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The April 2018 update with new concept art for Anathema, concept art in motion and discussions of the new asset creations process.

March 2018 Development Update

March 2018 Development Update

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The March 2018 update with new concept art for Anathema, behind the scenes images and even original art from the prototype version of Anathema.

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Anathema - Demo V1.2

Anathema - Demo V1.2

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Anathema is a love-letter to classic action-platformer series' such as Castlevania, Mega Man X, Ninja Gaiden and Ghosts 'n Goblins. Presented in HD using...

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