Stardew Valley Creator Reveals New Game And We’re So Hyped

Stardew Valley creator, ConcernedApe, has announced his next project: Haunted Chocolatier. Is this the perfect game for winter?

Stardew Valley has been an incredible indie hit, and it’s creator has been working on it for ten years. Last month we wrote about the rumours that he was working on a brand new game – and they’ve just been confirmed. Eric Barone, also known as ConcernedApe, posted a statement on their website making the announcement yesterday:

“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.”

In Haunted Chocolatier you will be playing as a chocolate maker with a shop in a haunted castle. It looks as cosy and fun as it sounds. You can see a video of early gameplay here:

YouTube video

The cosy crackling fires, the softly falling snow and chill-hop soundtrack have got me stoked to play this game already. As ConcernedApe notes in their update: 

“Chocolate represents that which is delightful. The haunted castle represents the allure of the unknown. The ghosts represent the imprint of the past. All of these things are important”

Credit: ConcernedApe

It sounds like an intriguing mix! The game is still in development, and there’s no confirmed release date yet. I for one, cannot wait to play Haunted Chocolatier – until then, we’ll just have to play more Stardew Valley.

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Featured Image Credit: ConcernedApe