Stardew Valley’s creator Eric Barone, or more known as ConcernedApe, announced his new game called Haunted Chocolatier. He announced it complete with a gameplay trailer and a blog post.
In the gameplay trailer reveal, we could see that it is designed with a similar style with Stardew Valley. With the world that looks gorgeous, Haunted Chocolatier looks really promising. Both games are simulation games but the difference is that Stardew Valley is a more farming focused game, while Haunted Chocolatier is a more Action RPG focused game.
“In this game, you will play as a chocolatier living in a haunted castle. In order to thrive in your new role, you will have to gather rare ingredients, make delicious chocolates, and sell them in a chocolate shop,” Concerned Ape explains.
Concerned Ape also added, “In Stardew Valley, the focus was more humble: living off the land, growing food, and connecting to the people and nature around you. However, with my next game, I wanted to explore more fantastical possibilities… experiences that take you beyond the ordinary. That’s where magical haunted ghost chocolate comes in.”
This gives us a little bit idea of how the game will be, where it would be a loop of searching ingredients and making chocolate, just like Stardew Valley where it’s main concept of game is growing corps and tending livestocks. Just like what Concerned Ape said “But at its core, the gameplay loop involves gathering ingredients, making chocolate, and running a chocolate shop.”.
But who knows what secrets that they will add, since Stardew Valley is packed with a lot of secrets and mysteries.
For its release, it has still not yet been announced, but it’s already confirmed that it will be released on PC. For the dates, Concerned Ape said “I can’t commit to a release date yet. It’s still relatively early in development and I want to be able to work in peace without the pressure of a release date, or even an estimated release date.”.
I really look forward to this game, since I am a big fan of Stardew Valley. The one thing that I’m disappointed at is that it is still not yet confirmed that it will have a multiplayer feature.