Eric Barone Shares Bite-Sized News On Haunted Chocolatier
The creator’s follow-up to Stardew Valley may well be my most anticipated game in indies. So, when Barone starts sneakily dropping info, it’s hard not to take notice.
The game has an official blog to keep up with development news, but unfortunately, it hasn’t seen a progress update this year. I say unfortunately, but really that probably means Barone is heads-down on his latest game. That’s good news, and I couldn’t be more supportive of developers (indie and AAA) doing whatever they need to for themselves and their projects.
While announcements have been thin on the ground, Barone (AKA ConcernedApe) took some time on social media recently to answer a few questions. One of which asked a particular question about what to expect in Haunted Chocolatier.
There you have it. Fans can look forward to naming their very own spooky, dessert-filled abode. Though brief, the answer may also hint at the game’s early narrative. Like in Stardew Valley, the player may inherit a piece of property with unrealized potential, which leads to building friendships and finding a place to belong. But it’s important to remember that Barone has previously cautioned players from expecting his next game to be too like his first.
Barone also gave a slight hint about the game’s release date. Responding to a comment further down in the thread, the developer explains that he is “eager” to show off his work, but that “it will still be a while” until that happens. With no substantial announcements on the title so far this year, the answer isn’t too surprising. Whenever the release may be, Barone also mentions in this recent social media flurry that the game is “probably not” coming to mobile.
Stay tuned for more Haunted Chocolatier updates, because you can bet I’ll be keeping my ears open for any scrap of info! And thinking of a fitting name for my sweetly creepy manor.