Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone — higher often known as ConcernedApe — has introduced his second recreation: ConcernedApe’s Haunted Chocolatier, which seems to be to increase on the Stardew Valley method with a extra fantastical setting and “magical haunted ghost chocolate.”
“On this recreation, you’ll play as a chocolatier residing in a haunted fort. As a way to thrive in your new position, you’ll have to collect uncommon substances, make scrumptious goodies, and promote them in a chocolate store,” the sport’s web site explains.
The brand new title seems to be much like Stardew Valley in lots of respects, with Barone’s meticulous pixel artwork and animations (at the least at this stage of improvement) showing nearly similar to his earlier title. Barone isn’t saying whether or not the brand new title is meant as a sequel to Stardew Valley or if it’s set in the identical world at this level, although.
In an FAQ on the video games web site, Barone explains how Haunted Chocolatier is each much like and totally different from his earlier recreation, describing the brand new title as “extra of an action-RPG.”
Like Stardew Valley, Haunted Chocolatier is one other “city recreation”, the place you progress to a brand new city and check out your hand at a brand new way of life. You’ll get to know the townspeople, obtain your targets and make progress in some ways. All of that’s much like Stardew Valley. Nevertheless, the core gameplay and theming are fairly a bit totally different. Haunted Chocolatier is extra of an action-RPG in comparison with Stardew Valley. And as a substitute of a farm being the focus of your endeavors, it’s a chocolate store.
Haunted Chocolatier has been in improvement for a couple of yr, and Barone isn’t prepared to decide to a launch date or perhaps a launch window but. He does notice that the title is at the moment single-player, with no plans for multiplayer, and that the one platform he’s “one hundred pc sure about” is PC, though he has “each intention of bringing it to the opposite main platforms as nicely.” Moreover, just like the preliminary improvement of Stardew Valley, Barone is making Haunted Chocolatier single-handedly, with plans to self-publish the title.