Eric Barone (aka. ConcernedApe), the developer of one of the most acclaimed independent video games of the last few years, “Stardew Valley”, has announced his next title, which is currently under development.
“Haunted Chocolatier” follows players as they run a haunted chocolate shop with the style of play apparently very similar to “Stardew Valley”, albeit with a different environmental style.
In an official post about the game on social media, Barone talks about his goals for the game:
“Chocolate represents what is wonderful. The haunted castle represents the lure of the unknown. The ghosts represent the imprints of the past. All of these things are important.
But do not think for a moment that because this game contains ghosts in a haunted castle, it is an evil or negative game. On the contrary, I intend this game to be positive, uplifting and life-affirming.
But if Stardew Valley most channeled the sun’s energy, Haunted Chocolatier channeled the moon’s energy. Both are vital. ”
An early trailer was also released, offering a more detailed look at gameplay. Check it out below: