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Stardew Valley creator announces new game

Stardew Valley proved to be a massive success, far exceeding the expectations of the game’s single developer, ConcernedApe. With more than 15 million copies sold over the course of 5 years, many fans were waiting to see what the creator had planned next. Now, he has officially announced a brand new game, titled ‘Haunted Chocolatier’.

In a surprise announcement, ConcernedApe officially showed off his next game. Haunted Chocolatier is described as an RPG/simulation game where “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.”

As with Stardew Valley, the game goes much deeper than that, however fans will have to wait till release to find out. Speaking of, Haunted Chocolatier is likely to be many years away, as according to ConcernedApe, “I started working on this game a little over 1 year ago, in 2020. Since then, I've been working on it mostly in evenings and on the weekends, because I'm still actively working on Stardew Valley related things. 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.”

Though very little else is known currently, the game is confirmed to be single player only (though so was Stardew Valley initially), and as of right now the game is only being developed for PC, though according to ConcernedApe “ I have every intention of bringing it to the other major platforms as well.”

Stardew Valley continues to see major updates and support from both ConcernedApe and fans of the game. With how successful Stardew Valley is, it will be interesting to see how reception for Haunted Chocolatier pans out when the game eventually releases. Can ConcernedApe catch lighting in a bottle twice?

KitGuru says: what do you think of the trailer? Do you play Stardew Valley? What do you want Hotel Chocolatier to do differently? Let us know down below.

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