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Haunted Chocolatier

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: ConcernedApe

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'Haunted Chocolatier' Revealed By Stardew Valley Developer ConcernedApe - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2021 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT

Haunted Chocolatier is an RPG/simulation game where you will play as a chocolatier living in a haunted castle.

Like Stardew Valley, Haunted Chocolatier is another “town game”, where you move to a new town and try your hand at a new way of living. You’ll get to know the townspeople, achieve your goals and make progress in many ways.

All of that is similar to Stardew Valley. However, the core gameplay and theming are quite a bit different.

Haunted Chocolatier is more of an action-RPG compared to Stardew Valley. And instead of a farm being the focal point of your endeavors, it’s a chocolate shop.

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, it is intended to be positive, uplifting and life-affirming. However, if Stardew Valley mostly channeled the energy of the sun, Haunted Chocolatier channels the energy of the moon. Both are vital.

Haunted Chocolatier is a single-player game with no current plans to make it multiplayer.

"Why chocolate? I’m not sure. It just kind of came to me. I think sometimes the best ideas just appear in a flash, instead of being cleverly thought out. That’s how I like to work, anyway. What’s important is the execution. And after 10 years of practice, I feel more confident than ever in being able to bring an idea to life. Regardless, I think a lot of people like chocolate "

In development since 2020, Haunted Chocolatier is coming to PC, with every intention of bringing it to the other major platforms as well.

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