Over the years, Stardew Valley ($4.99) from Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) has continued to get even better. Following its debut on PC, it came to consoles and mobile platforms. The iOS and Android version have both improved a lot with since launch and the game itself is in a fine place on every platform right now. With the Stardew Valley 1.5 update having arrived on PC and console platforms bringing in a wealth of new content including end game additions, quality of life features, split screen co-op, the ability to move beds, a new Beach Farm, advanced game options, and a lot more, Eric said he was focused on his next project. Today, he announced Haunted Chocolatier for PC. Haunted Chocolatier is a simulation RPG where you play as a chocolatier living in a haunted castle. It is 100% confirmed for just PC right now, but he intends to bring it to all major platforms. Watch the Haunted Chocolatier early gameplay video below:
As of now, we don’t know if Haunted Chocolatier is going to come to mobile for sure, but I hope it does. It is currently being developed by just Eric Barone and he says he will get external help for localization and console ports. Haunted Chocolatier will be self-published. It doesn’t have a release window yet and it is in early development. He also says that the gameplay is similar to Stardew Valley in some ways, but in many ways, it isn’t. You can check out a detailed FAQ about Haunted Chocolatier here. If you haven’t played Stardew Valley yet, read our original review of Stardew Valley. We even featured it as our Game of the Week. If you don’t already own it, you can buy it on the App Store for iOS here and for Android here on Google Play. If you own a Nintendo Switch and an iOS device, I compared both versions of the game to help you find the best platform to play it on. Here’s our forum thread on the game for more discussion. What do you think of Haunted Chocolatier so far?