Indie studio ManaBrigade and publisher Fast Travel Games today announced that BlackForge: A Smithing Adventure, a fantasy VR blacksmithing game, is now available on Quest and PC VR headsets.

Update (June 13th, 2024): BlackForge: A Smithing Adventure is now available on Quest 2/3/Pro and PC VR headsets via Steam. On Steam, it will be discounted for the next two weeks by 20% from its normal $20 price.

The studio also included a fresh launch trailer, showing off more of the game’s cozy smithing action:

Original Article (May 30th, 2024): The game, which is described as a “cosy, fantasy crafting experience” is set to launch on Quest 2/3/Pro and SteamVR headsets on June 13th, priced at $20.

Here’s how ManaBrigade describes the game:

BlackForge: A Smithing Adventure is a wholesome and deceptively skillful VR smithing game in which players have the chance to run their very own forge. Using realistic VR interactions, they’ll sculpt and shape metal, weld materials, chop wood and more as they strive to create fine tools and epic weapons. Before sending them off, players can even test their creations on a combat dummy. The game includes a full campaign in which players will learn new skills as they complete requests from townsfolk and adventurers, handed down by a trusty merchant.

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At launch, BlackForge: A Smithing Adventure will include a full smithing campaign and story, the ability to heat and shape metals as well as sculpt and shape wood to make versatile tools, your very own forge spirit pet, and a handy combat dummy so you can test out your weapons and see if they’re up to snuff.

You can now pre-order the game on Quest, which includes a 20% discount. You’ll also have a chance to nab it on Steam for a 20% discount, which will be active for two weeks following launch.

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  • STL

    compare to smithing in Skyrim VR from 2017 (!)…

  • ViRGiN

    Can we get more than 7 players on release date on pcvr?

    • ViRGiN

      Currently still zero

    • Dawid

      The low resolution Quest version, with basic textures will look so much better than the PCVR.

      • ViRGiN

        You forgot to mention display port