I'm going to start doing some sprites for my game (villagers, monsters and such), so I'd like to know what animations will be needed. Is Walk, Attack, Idle, Die enough for a monster and Walk, Idle for a villager? What animations will the main character need? Also, will it be possible, when Novashell is finished, to stand still facing all directions? Right now, when you don't walk or attack, you can either face up, down, left or right, not diagonally.

And controlling with a mouse - will we be able to hold the mouse button down and have the guy follow it or will we need to click every time we want to move (like it is right now)?

I guess that's about it. Thanks for your time.