A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

About the Game:

Little Thorns

"Little Thorns is a co-operative ‘Boss Fighter’, where players stack on top of each other to create a human tower, via this tower players can throw teammates towards the boss, in order to get to the boss’ weakness points, where the boss is vulnerable. If you hit the boss enough on its weak points, you defeat him. The theme is inspired by Studio Ghibli’s 'Arrietty.' "

Prepare to!:

  • Work together and have fun
  • Stack on top of each other to become big
  • Slay the spider via it's weak points
  • Become the kings of the garden!

About the Project:

Little Thorns is a school project developed by students following, the 'International Game Architecture and Design' course at the NHTV University of Applied Sciences. 

The development took place in a time frame of around 8 weeks where the main goal was to create a 'Small' demo for a potential 'Big' game with the 'Boss Fighter' genre.

The team worked hard and we are happy to present to you what we have achieved within this experimental project

Tools used:

  • Jira
  • Unreal
  • Houdini
  • Maya


LittleThornsBuildWeek7.rar 509 MB
LittleThorns-Controls.docx 14 kB
LittleThorns-Credits.docx 13 kB


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Cool style! Inventive mechanics. I'll be keeping an eye on this.