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While The Iron’s Hot – A Cozy Blacksmith Life Sim

While The Iron’s Hot is the latest cozy crafting and life sim RPG perfect for warming yourself at the forge this December. Step into the boots of a journeyman blacksmith on a quest to become a master blacksmith. As you journey to the faraway land of Ellian, a place full of mystery, puzzles and of course crafting knowledge. Ellian has long been a gathering place for legendary artisans to perfect their craft. Now you’re well on your way to becoming one too.

As a blacksmith, you’ll need to work with all types of metal to perfect your smithing skills. Explore the land and the places around it for resources, treasures, fellow artisans, as well as new items to create. You’ll be in charge of forging, smelting and handling all that metal to call yourself a master blacksmith. And while on this journey you and the other artisans in the area can rebuild the ruins of Ellian’s long-abandoned blacksmiths’ village. Restore it to its former glory and grow your crafting capabilities at the same time.


While The Iron’s Hot – Gameplay

Smithing is the main part of While The Iron’s Hot gameplay. You’ll need to smelt ore and metal into ingots so that they can be reshaped into useful parts. This is going to be important when fixing up the blacksmith’s village. You’ll need to use your creativity to repair machinery that opens up pathways. And overcome other puzzling conundrums with your smithing wiles.

All good metal comes from ore and any good artisan worth his salt will know that it’s best to gather the materials yourself. In this open-world RPG, you’ll be tasked with completing tasks and building structures. forging tools and more. And that all begins with metal. To start forging you’ll need to go and mine the ores that you need for yourself. Then the raw ores can be melted down into ingots and reforged into any shape you desire. Along the way, you’ll learn different recipes to craft different ingredients. Each of the smithing processes also requires a little QTE minigame, complete it to get the best outcome.

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Ellian is not merely a forge for crafting wonders; it’s a world brimming with secrets waiting to be unearthed. As you traverse the island’s diverse landscapes, from sun-drenched meadows to ancient forests, you’ll uncover hidden treasures, decipher environmental puzzles, and stumble upon remnants of a forgotten civilization. The game’s non-combat approach encourages you to embrace the tranquillity of exploration, immersing yourself in the intricate details that bring Ellian to life.

You’ll find Ellian to be a land populated by charismatic and quirky characters. Talk to everyone you meet and forge links both on and off the anvil with them. On your exploration journey, you’ll meet villages full of adept and eccentric alchemists whose potions fuel your crafting endeavours. As well as the resourceful shipwright who aids your travels, these individuals will play an integral role in your progress, offering guidance, support, and a sense of camaraderie. But take care—not everyone trusts that you have the best interests of Ellian at heart.


While The Iron’s Hot

While The Iron’s Hot by Bontemps Games and published by Humble Games will be out on the 6th of December 2023. The game is set to come out on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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