Great team, Great game

It has been a while! Let’s just jump right into what’s going on at Mana Brigade. We are now all hands on deck with the development of Black Forge. There are alot of new things being worked on right now and I will talk a bit about it at the end of the post. But first I would like to introduce our newest hire, Julia!

Julia is a coffee drinking, weight lifting, 3D-modeling magician with main stats in creative work, art and a love for all kinds of games! You will probably see and hear more from her in the future as she will also be taking over the role as community/social media manager.

We are stoked to have her onboard. Welcome Julia!


As you might know, if you have played the demo, every piece of material acts in the same way. Hammering on a piece of wood does not really make sense. No fear, we have new, early systems in place that I would like to introduce today. The art isn’t ready yet but this should give you an idea.

Woodturning! You will be able to select from a wide variety of different types of wood that you have unlocked through the story. You can choose how long of a piece you need, chop it with an ax and then bring it over to the magical woodturning table. Here you will be able to cut and mold to your heart’s content and create handles for any type of weaponry. When you are happy with your work you can then bring your creation over to the leather wrapping table. Yes, leather wrapping. Surprise extra mechanic!


Here you can wrap leather straps around your handles for some better grip as well as some aesthetic flair. Just like everything else in Black Forge, only your imagination sets limits on how you want to incorporate leather wrapping into your masterpieces.



That’s it for now. Have a good one!


 – Erik at Mana Brigade

March 02 – 2023