Haunted Chocolatier the name of the new game in development by Concerned Ape, the developers who gave us the truly amazing game that is Stardew Valley.
It looks likely that Haunted Chocolatier will still be set in a town where you are the new chocolatier and you have to establish yourself amongst the community. If you have watched the early gameplay video below you will notice more than one or two similarities to the extremely popular Stardew Valley.
Unlike Stardew Valley where you were encouraged to focus on the living off the land, Haunted Chocolatier will have more of a focus on combat. The developer also goes on to say:
…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.ConcernedApe’s Haunted Chocolatier
What is the game about?
Well, at this stage the information available is somewhat sketchy. ConcernedApe has confirmed that “at its core, the gameplay loop involves gathering ingredients, making chocolate, and running a chocolate shop.” While Stardew Valley focuses on the organic and ordinary, this title will focus on darker supernatural elements that offer the chance to explore concepts with more creative freedom.
I for one am excited for this game and I will be following game developments closely. Make sure you are following Any Button Gaming across the socials to ensure you do not miss out on updates on the game and many others. I will leave you with the following words from Concerned Ape:
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. However, don’t think for a moment that, because this game features ghosts in a haunted castle, it is an evil or negative game. On the contrary, I intend for this game to be positive, uplifting and life-affirming. However, if Stardew Valley mostly channelled the energy of the sun, Haunted Chocolatier channels the energy of the moon. Both are vital.
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