Users Will Make Chocolate in a Haunted Castle in Stardew Valley Creator’s New Creation: Haunted Chocolatier

Eric Barone, the creator of Stardew Valley, has announced his latest game
Image Via Eric Barone

Back in February of 2016, Stardew Valley was introduced. The game, where players inherit a farm, featured open gameplay which allowed for multiple scenarios.

Image Via Eric Barone

Stardew Valley was an unexpected hit selling over 15 million copies and making the creator, Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, a bit of a star. Gamers have eagerly been anticipating ConcernedApe’s next creation. They won’t have to wait much longer.

On his blog, Barone announced that his next game will be called Haunted Chocolatier.

The creator explained, “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.”

Barone also explained that the game would be a bit different from Stardew Valley, writing:

“Like Stardew Valley, Haunted Chocolatier is another “town game,” where you move to a new town and try your hand at a new way of living. You’ll get to know the townspeople, achieve your goals and make progress in many ways. All of that is similar to Stardew Valley. However, the core gameplay and theming are quite a bit different. Haunted Chocolatier is more of an action-RPG compared to Stardew Valley. And instead of a farm being the focal point of your endeavors, it’s a chocolate shop.”

The creator did not include a release date or a time frame for the game. He did note that the game would absolutely be available on PC and hopefully other systems as well.

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