Meet "Haunted Chocolatier" new game from the creator of "Stardew Valley"

Game won a small tease and images
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After enchanting the world with Stardew Valley, Eric Barone, the lone developer known by the nickname Concerned Ape, finally revealed his newest game, titled Haunted Chocolatier. Check out a teaser:


Barone also spoke a little about what to expect from the game, and how the development is going:

Hi guys,

After dedicating 10 years of my life to Stardew Valley (and counting), it's finally time to announce my next game.

It's called "ConcernedApe's Haunted Chocolatier. [...]

With my next game, I wanted to explore more fantastic possibilities... experiences that take you beyond the ordinary. That's where the magical and haunted chocolate phantom comes in.

Chocolate represents what is delicious. The haunted castle represents the fascination of the unknown. Ghosts represent the mark of the past. All these things are important. However, don't think for a moment that, because this game features ghosts in a haunted castle, it's an evil or negative game. Rather, I intend this game to be positive, uplifting and life-affirming. However, if Stardew Valley primarily channeled energy from the sun, Haunted Chocolatier channels energy from the moon. Both are vital. [...]

Now you should be scratching your head, wondering exactly what kind of game this is. I don't know how best to describe it. It's organically evolving as I develop it, so I don't know where it will go. But at its core, the gameplay loop involves gathering ingredients, making chocolate, and running a chocolate shop. Of course, there's a lot more to the game than that, but I don't want to go too deep at this early stage, partly because I don't want to be tied to any particular concept of what the game is. ​[...]

While the video I've uploaded might look like the game is at an advanced stage of development, there's still a ton of things to do. [...] So please understand that it will take a while for this game to be ready. I'll work on it as much as I can.

In addition to the trailer, some images of the game were also released:


We already knew that Barone had been working on something new for a while, but this is the first glimpse we have of his new work. Haunted Chocolatier has no scheduled release date, coming to PC and other platforms yet to be defined.

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