HeroCraft have announced Anvil Saga, a blacksmith management sim by developer Pirozhok Studio.
The game is set during the Hundred Years’ War, and follows a humble blacksmith just trying to sell his wares and avoid trouble. Start with a small blacksmith shop, and gradually expand as your business becomes recognized throughout the land.
Hire employees and specialists to help you out and take on more complex orders. Above all else though, avoid getting wrapped up in the conflict if you’d like to keep your head.
You can find the announcement trailer below.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:
Turn a ramshackle blacksmith shop into a successful enterprise in a challenging and endlessly varied world! Deal with local bandits, lords, priests, as well as French and English soldiers. Manage workers with various quirks, improve facilities and tools to create better merchandise, decorate your smithy to attract high-paying customers and most importantly – try not to get yourself beheaded.
Build the smithy of your dreams
Construct new rooms and underground facilities in order to expand your smithy and take on the more challenging orders. From a simple workshop to living quarters, to a gym or a library – each room needs to be outfitted with the appropriate furniture and décor.
Make decisions and deal with the consequences
Customers, relationships and decisions – they all matter! Maintain your reputation with conflicting factions, each one offering protection and bonuses for your budding enterprise. The orders which you decide to fulfil and the way you deal with each faction influences the game world and leads to a variety of tragic, fun or bewildering outcomes.
Become a renowned craftsman
Manage orders and try to increase your prestige level to attract the rich and the famous. Look out for unique orders that pay a premium, such as a baron’s request to create the most beautiful ring for his daughter or the king’s envoy demanding you forge a one-of-a kind sword.
Forge a team of professionals
Take charge of employees with different skill sets, salary levels, needs and personalities. Keep them happy by building special facilities, installing amenities and decorating their rooms. Equip your workers with special tools for faster work and help improve their craft by adding new books to your library.
Anvil Saga releases in 2021 for Windows PC via Steam.