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Andaron Saga is a Fire Emblem ROM-hack created by YouTuber and Twitch streamer Mangs along with a small team of Fire Emblem enthusiasts. Using the engine Fire Emblem Builder as a base, the game contains a completely original cast of characters, locations and music. Currently, the fangame is slated to be released officially around August 3rd, 2023.
Mangs has stated that production of this fan-made title started as early as January of 2021, and had been in the idea phase years prior. On YouTube itself, videos showcasing the game started showing up on his channel as early as February 25th, 2021. Said video – "The World of Aurora (First Look)" – showcases the various locations in which the game takes place. The video has gathered over 12,000 views on YouTube.
Official Gameplay of Andaron Saga – with details of the First Chapter – was revealed on Mangs' Birthday Stream (starting around 4:25:50) the video has gained over 25K views since release.
As of 8/21/2021, only small amounts of the game have been revealed. In the video titled "Andaron Saga Official Artwork Showcase," main character Baudimon and the early cast show their personalities and basic statistics in-game. Likewise, official artworks and concepts in the style of the GBA-Era Fire Emblem games have been shown off, drawn by artist Sie-tje. The video has gained over 8,000 views on Youtube.
Starting in March 2021, music for the game has slowly been revealed as well. The composer of all the tracks so far is the musician Treatstar. The OST for the Prologue Player Phase, titled "New Beginnings" has received over 9,000 views on Youtube. The main menu theme, titled Ballad of the Gallant Warrior, has gained over 5,000 views since May 25th, 2021.
On April 5th, 2021, Mangs first created a backstory video for Baudimon's in-game adventure. It discusses his Father, and his war with the Lightbringers. this backstory (left) video received over 12K views on Youtube. On February 2nd, 2022, Another Lore video would be posted on his channel, titled "Andaron Saga: The Vikings of Hornheim." The video (right) would talk about the various cultures about the Norse-inspired island nation, and would receive 11K views as of 8/2/2023.
In the months preceding its launch video, Mangs would post promotional artworks important characters, as well as early in-game recruits to notify fans of its upcoming release. These would be posted on both his Youtube Community Tab and his Andaron Saga Discord page, all while counting down the days in the image.