Stardew Valley Creator Broadcasts Haunted Chocolatier

Stardew Valley Creator Announces Haunted Chocolatier

Stardew Valley creator ConcernedApe’s subsequent recreation might be Haunted Chocolatier, a model new sim that bears a robust resemblance to his earlier work. It is so related, actually, that it seems to be prefer it may even be a sequel, although ConcernedApe is not prepared to substantiate that somehow.

In a quick reveal on Youtube, ConcernedApe confirmed off Haunted Chocolatier’s stunning new world. Very like Stardew Valley, will probably be a top-down pixel-based sim, and it seems to be to have a lot the identical taste as ConcernedApe’s earlier work.

Among the preliminary characters embody Maddie, who asks what it is wish to stay within the massive metropolis, as nicely Jett and Nigel. Presumably it is possible for you to up to now fairly a couple of of them.

Haunted Chocolatier Gameplay Screenshots

ConcernedApe, the pseudonym for solo indie developer Eric Barone, has discovered appreciable success with Stardew Valley, which has grown into one of many hottest indie video games of the previous decade. Earlier this yr, Barone launched a large enlargement for Stardew Valley, after which he stated he can be shifting his consideration to Haunted Chocolatier.

First Haunted Chocolatier particulars revealed

Barone wrote in a weblog following the announcement, “Why chocolate? I’m undecided. It simply sort of got here to me. I believe typically the perfect concepts simply seem in a flash, as a substitute of being cleverly thought out. That’s how I wish to work, anyway. What’s vital is the execution. And after 10 years of follow, I really feel extra assured than ever in with the ability to convey an thought to life.”

He added, “Regardless, I believe lots of people like chocolate.”

He additionally outlined a number of the methods that it’ll differ from Stardew Valley. In his earlier recreation, the main focus was extra “humble,” however within the new recreation he needs to discover extra “fantastical potentialities.” These potentialities evidently embody “magical haunted ghost chocolate.”

“Chocolate represents that which is pleasant. The haunted fort represents the attract of the unknown. The ghosts symbolize the imprint of the previous. All of this stuff are vital,” Barone wrote. “Nonetheless, don’t suppose for a second that, as a result of this recreation options ghosts in a haunted fort, it’s an evil or destructive recreation. Quite the opposite, I intend for this recreation to be optimistic, uplifting and life-affirming. Nonetheless, if Stardew Valley largely channeled the vitality of the solar, Haunted Chocolatier channels the vitality of the moon. Each are very important. Extra vital than all that, I simply wish to make a enjoyable recreation.”

Barone admitted that he isn’t precisely positive how one can describe the brand new effort. At its core, he says, it’s going to contain gathering substances, making chocolate, and operating a chocolate store. In brief, will probably be loads like Stardew Valley, solely you can be a service provider as a substitute of a farmer. Barone stated he hopes the brand new setting will give him an opportunity to throw off the constraints of custom and be “unleashed,” which ought to be excellent news for followers.

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Within the FAQ, Barone described Haunted Chocolatier as “extra of an motion RPG” than his earlier effort. He added that he has no plans so as to add multiplayer at current.

“I’ve been largely engaged on the ‘meat and potatoes’ of the sport thus far. However what actually brings a recreation to life is the spice, the sauce. And I haven’t actually gotten to the sauce but. That’s coming,” Barone wrote.

Barone stated there’s nonetheless a “ton of content material” that must be made and that “will probably be some time” earlier than this recreation is completed. Within the meantime, we have now no launch date but for Haunted Chocolatier, and PC is the one confirmed platform.

Kat Bailey is a Senior Information Editor at IGN

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