On the second anniversary of Stardew Valley, the indie farm sim’s creator decided it was a good time to let us all in on a little secret - he’s working on a new secret game.
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Stardew Valley’s creator, Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, revealed on Twitter that he has a secret game in the works.
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
We already know Barone’s next game will be in the same world but a different genre.
Last October, when Barone hosted an AMA on the r/Nintendo subreddit following the release of Stardew Valley’s Switch port, he was asked what he planned on doing next. “My next game will take place on the same planet as Stardew Valley,” he responded, “although it's not a sequel or expansion in any way.”
“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 realized (or that changed trajectories, leaving unexplored possibilities), and carry on the tradition in my own weird way,” Barone continued.
We already know Stardew Valley’s publisher Chucklefish is working on a new Harry-Potter inspired title, called Spellbound, but this is the first we’ve heard Barone confirm he’s got another game in the pipeline.