It’s inevitable nowadays: If you hear Stardew Valley, you will think of Harvest Moon and vice versa. ConcernedApe, creater of this indie gem, receiving love from fans all around the world and storming all platforms for it, is working on a game again. It also will take place in the charming Stardew Valley universe.
This new and “secret” project was announced on the twitter feed of Eric Barone aka ConcernedApe:
Today is the 2 year anniversary of Stardew Valley. I've got that strange sensation of both the shortest and longest 2 years of my life. Thanks for joining me on this journey everyone. With MP close, my next (secret) game in the works, and more… there's lots to look forward to
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) February 26, 2018
First informations about a new game showed up about 4 months ago, as Barone asked for fans’ questions on Reddit AMA. Alongside some answers to funny questions about his favorite snacks (Nuts, sardines, pita chips and coffee) or revealing his favorite characters (Robin and the major), he gave many pieces of thoughts and feelings while creating Stardew Valley. Eric Barone also cleared the fog a little when he provided answers towards a new project:
“I don’t want to reveal too much at this point, but I am thinking of approaching my next game with a similar mindset to Stardew Valley – take a style of game that was never fully realised (or that changed trajectories, leaving unexplored possibilities), and carry on the tradition in my own weird way.”
“My next game will take place on the same planet as Stardew Valley, although it’s not a sequel or expansion in any way.”
With hardly any facts, his new creation could be anything and leaves a lot of room for speculation. If you have not picked up Stardew Valley yet, consider reading the full game experience review provided by James on it.
What do you think about the exciting news Eric Barone shared on the 2nd anniversary of Stardew Valley? What kind of game are you expecting it to be? Let’s discuss this in the comment section!