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Stardew Valley Creator Announces Haunted Chocolatier

The next game from Stardew Valley creator ConcernedApe will be Haunted Chocolatier, an all-new simulation that looks a lot like his previous work. It’s so similar, in fact, that it looks like it might even be a sequel, although ConcernedApe isn’t ready to confirm it one way or another.

In a brief revelation about Youtube, ConcernedApe showed the beautiful new world of Haunted Chocolatier. Much like Stardew Valley, this will be a top-down, pixel-based simulation, and it seems to have pretty much the same flavor as ConcernedApe’s previous work.

Some of the initial characters include Maddie, who asks what it’s like to live in the big city, as well as Jett and Nigel. Presumably, you will be able to date a few of them.

Haunted Chocolatier gameplay screenshots

ConcernedApe, the pseudonym of solo indie developer Eric Barone, has seen tremendous success with Stardew Valley, which has become one of the most popular indie games of the past decade. Earlier this year, Barone released a massive expansion for Stardew Valley, after which he said he would turn his attention to Haunted Chocolatier.

Details of the first haunted chocolate maker revealed

Barone wrote in a Blog after the announcement, “Why chocolate? I’m not sure. It just came to me. I think sometimes the best ideas just appear in a flash, instead of being intelligently thought out. That’s how it is. which I love to work with, anyway. What’s important is the execution. And after 10 years of practice, I feel more confident than ever that I can bring an idea to life. “

He added: “Regardless, I think a lot of people like chocolate.”

He also described how it will differ from Stardew Valley. In his previous game, the focus was more “humble”, but in the new game he wants to explore more “fantastic possibilities”. These possibilities obviously include the “magical haunted ghost chocolate”.

“Chocolate represents what is delicious. The haunted castle represents the lure of the unknown. Ghosts represent the imprint of the past. All of these things are important,” Barone wrote. “However, don’t think for a moment that just because this game features ghosts in a haunted castle, it’s an evil or negative game. On the contrary, I intend this game to be positive, uplifting, and affirming. life. However, while Stardew Valley has mainly channeled energy from the sun, Haunted Chocolatier is channeling energy from the moon. Both are vital. More important than all that, I just want to make it a fun game.

Barone admitted he wasn’t sure exactly how to describe the new effort. Basically, he says, this will involve collecting ingredients, making chocolate, and running a chocolate factory. In short, it will be a lot like Stardew Valley except that you will be a merchant instead of a farmer. Barone has said he hopes the new setting will give him a chance to shake off the constraints of lore and be “unleashed” which should be good news for fans.

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