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Shoppe Keep 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Excalibur Publishing
Developer: Strange Fire
Release Date: 2018

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'Shoppe Keep 2' Early Access Delayed Until Next Week

by Rainier on April 26, 2018 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT

Shoppe Keep 2 is an open world, first-person, multiplayer-focused merchant simulator, inspired by the shopkeepers from classic RPGs and MMOs.

In Shoppe Keep 2, players choose how to conduct business. They can buy stock from several suppliers around town, or take on lucrative and dangerous missions to secure high class stock that fetch higher profits.

As in the original, players will order, place and price their stock, before selling it to make a hefty profit.

Close Shoppe and explore the town, the forest, and maybe even a cave or two - and battle dangerous enemies in search for sweet, and valuable, loot!

Originally scheduled for today, Shoppe Keep 2's Steam Early Access launch has been postponed until next week (May 3rd).

We've encountered an issue with multiplayer that needs to be fixed before release. While we have been extensively testing Shoppe Keep 2 for months, both internally and externally, this managed to slip through the cracks.

There is an unprecedented amount of games being released every day on Steam and we want to launch with the best version possible of Shoppe Keep 2. There are also many games with an online focus that launch nowadays with major issues and game-breaking bugs. Shoppe Keep 2 will avoid this.

Please know that Shoppe Keep 2's Early Access launch will be much smoother thanks to this short delay.

On Steam and digital stores worldwide, Shoppe Keep 2 will soon be available to download at a price of £9.99/$12.99. A small launch week discount will be available to all, with owners of the original Shoppe Keep and/or Craft Keep VR receiving a special discount voucher once they log into their Steam accounts.

The Shoppe Keep 2 Digital Deluxe Edition will launch alongside the standard version of the game on Steam on 3rd May for £14.01/$17.92.

Shoppe Keep 2 Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Shoppe Keep 2 Game
  • Shoppe Keep 2 Digital PDF Art Book - Come along for the journey, as the artists at Strangefire take you from the conceptual stages to final art assets, in this full-colour 32-page art book.
  • Shoppe Keep 2 Digital OST - Take the weird and wonderful world of Customerania with you, as you listen to Shoppe Keep 2's official soundtrack.

Shoppe Keep 2 is an Early Access title, and so is the Digital Deluxe Edition. As the game progresses and updates throughout Early Access, new tracks will be added to the soundtrack, and new chapters added to the art book at no additional cost to Digital Deluxe Edition owners.

Play Online or Alone

New to Shoppe Keep is the ability to play with friends, in four-player online co-op! Players will be able to manage a much larger store more efficiently with several players, and share their love of retail online. Players will also be able to flaunt cosmetic items they find while exploring.

Wear it All or Bare it All!

Not only will players stock hundreds of items, but they'll also be able to equip every single one of them - each with varying damage and armour stats. They will use swords, bows, maces and wizard staffs while also equipping a variety of armour pieces.

An expanded character creator features in Shoppe Keep 2, allowing players to choose gender and skin colour. And players won’t be afraid to express themselves - the custom Shoppe Keeper editor also allows players to choose from various hair styles, eye colour and to add a spiffing beard.

There's also wide range of tattoos to choose from - from street-cred-boosting skulls, to poop.

An Evolving Economy Affected by Players

Shoppe Keep 2 has an optional mechanic, which tracks in-game stock that players all over the world are selling, and sends the info to our server. This information will be used to adjust item demand, mark ups that customers will find acceptable, and more!

Key Features

  • Run your very own adventurer's Shoppe, selling potions, weapons and armour. Grow your fantasy enterprise from a single room to a two-floor mega Shoppe
  • Explore the open village, forest and distant lands to procure rare resources
  • Equip yourself with bows, swords and staffs and battle deadly creatures, barbarian invaders and thieves
  • Play the entire game either alone or in 2-4 player online co-op
  • An adaptable economy that changes with the online community. For example if you sell too many health potions, the market will become saturated
  • Employ helper bots to automate your Shoppe
  • Craft with various ingredients to procure new products
  • Take on forest dwellers and pick up some sweet loot
  • Sell epic dragon armour, or equip it -- all items in the game have their own stats and can be equipped by the player, invaluable in combat

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