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STORY

Since the dawn of humanity, angels have watched over mankind under the command of the creator.  One of The Creator's most favored angels was Azrael - also known as The Right Hand.  Azrael's duty was to ferry the souls of mankind to the

creator for judgement once their time here had come to an end.

 

In the beginning, Azrael shared The Creator's affection for humanity.  But over time, Azrael's affection turned sour as the wickedness of humanity grew more and more.  Azrael fiercely proclaimed that mankind had grown arrogant, ignorant and blasphemous.  Humans spat at the name of their very maker.  Azrael's resentment consumed him after The Creator stubbornly showed infinite patience and favor to the profane humans.  And so, Azrael denounced his title and his role.

Azrael sought out a manner to enact revenge on The Creator - through us.  Azrael sewed war among the eight kingdoms and unleashed the sickness known as "Devil's Plague."  For every soul that perished, Azrael forced into service into his army with hopes to eradicate humanity and eventually, if possible, The Creator.

But, one man stood against Azrael.  Corbin Delacroix fought through The Right Hand's demon horde and faced the fallen angel himself - and won.  But there must be an angel to usher souls into the afterlife, and so Corbin to the place of Azrael as the Angel of Death.  However, though Corbin was imbued with Azrael's power,  he was not immortal.

After many years, Azrael's followers returned to finish what he could not.  Corbin was found and murdered at the hands of the ones who call themselves "The Black Dawn."  After Corbin's death, his divine powers transferred to the next in his bloodline -  his daughter Aurora Delacroix.

Aurora now seeks out those that murdered her father and carry on Azrael's work.  She will stop at nothing until those with the blood of her father on their hands have been driven back from whence they came.

This is the legend of Aurora Delacroix - The Angel of Death.

NEWS

OCTOBER 2019 DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Not just pictures this time around, get ready for the audio/visuals!

SEPTEMBER 2019 DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

September 16, 2019

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 development status update.

DEMO VERSION 1.2 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

August 26, 2018

A new update to the demo was pushed out today.  Following is a list of updates/changes:

* Fixed bug where cutscene would not play before the final boss fight of the demo.
* Fixed a control bug where the player could become stuck on the ladder if they attacked while rapidly pressing left or right.
* Fixed an animation bug where the attack animation froze when attacking immediately as the player dismounts a ladder from the bottom.
* General bug fixes with the config tool.

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MEDIA

SCREENSHOT GALLERY:

Step inside the world of Anathema in this still image gallery.

DEMO RELEASE TRAILER:

Esperware Interactive announces the upcoming free demo for Anathema.  The demo will be available 7/15/2017 from our website and coming soon to Steam.

PRESS KIT:

If you are a member of the press or are otherwise interested in publications regarding Anathema, please refer to this section for the most up-to-date press kit.

 

Classic 2D Platforming reborn

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 modern technology to pre-render sprites as seen in the mid-90's with games such as Killer Instinct and Donkey Kong Country.

Players will fight through 12 stages of a highly detailed world that is out to destroy them.

Enemies will be varied, powerups will be plentiful, bosses will be challenging and the controls will be tight.

Anathema will release on PC and Steam but you can play the demo now!  STEAM | INDIEDB | ITCH.IOOFFICIAL SITE

Experience a rich story in FMV motion-comic format.

Featuring voice acting and an orchestral score.

Run, double-jump, slide, climb walls and swing across chasms.

Players have an extremely agile list of abilities to maneuver and explore environments.

Unleash an arsenal of abilities.  Players can incinerate, mince, slash, blast and crush enemies in a variety of manners using various subweapons and special abilities.  Players can also temporarily increase their stats to empower their attacks to even resurrect themselves should they die.

Explore a variety of levels ranging from haunted graveyards, living swamps, creaking shipwrecks, inner beasts and more.  Each area brings new themes, challenges, enemies and threats.

Permanently increase your maximum stats and abilities by

exploring stages for powerups, relics, tomes and other secrets.

Bosses may surprise you and appear when least expected to challenge your skills and guard the way forward.

 

ANATHEMA © Matthew Lucas & Joshua Shaw 2019.  All rights reserved.   Contact us at EsperwareInt@Gmail.com | United States