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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Mana Spark is a fantasy adventure where you explore a Tolkein-esque dungeon to fight smart enemies that will plan and collaborate between themselves to defeat you. It's a game you play over and over, improving not only your skill but equipment and attacks each time you delve down into the darkness.

It's a game you must persevere at because you are supposed to die and learn. It has an additional novelty of an analogue aiming system using one of the joysticks as well as granting each enemy a unique set of skills, behaviours and collaborations. You need to learn their patterns and discover weaknesses.

Each time you die you end up back at the camp and can slowly rebuild and maintain the village. Meet new characters, choose your traps, your weapons and keep track of your discoveries and unlocked content.

The game is designed to make each new run a completely new experience. Each room is handcrafted to get the most out of the combat, but you'll never explore the same dungeon twice.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/12/2018

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Role-Play, Shooting (Action, Adventure and Strategy)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: Kishimoto Studio (@KishimotoStudio)




Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Sessions may comprise of multiple rounds as you dive into the dungeon multiple times.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to move and aim at the same time. There's also a requirement to try, fail and try again. Part of the fun is getting the best out of the equipment you are constrained with each run so patience and resistance are important.


Mana Spark usually costs £7.99 to £9.29.

Mana Spark

PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99
Steam Store PC £9.29
Switch Store Switch £8.99
Steam Store Mac £9.29
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


Our Mana Spark Accessibility Report documents 16 accessibility features:
You can’t select difficulty but the game starts more simply with easier enemies until you are better equipped. When you die you have the chance to try again with a selection of different abilities that may help. There is a good map to help you know where to go next and a fast travel system if you’ve been to rooms before. The text is generally clear although some menus are dark text on dark background and some details are in a small font.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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