Imagine combining the ideas of Stardew Valley and Harry Potter. That's a comparison Chucklefish CEO Finn Brice has made when talking about the developer's new magic school RPG. Previously known as Project Spellbound, Brice confirmed on Twitter, via PC Gamer, the game's official name is Witchbrook. It has a 2D aesthetic like Stardew Valley and is built upon the idea that of course we all want to go to magic school.
Witchbrook won't have a Hogwarts-like experience though. Brice recently told Red Bull the magic in Witchbrook is practical, "taking inspiration from Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series, Garth Nix's Old Kingdom Series, Studio Ghibli animations, and even the cartoon show Steven Universe at times."
Uhh, yes please.
The narrative of the game follows the player as they complete tasks, advance through school, and build relationships--including some awkward teenage dating. Activities will include potion making, magical farming, and crafting. Don't get overly excited yet though, because Brice cautions the release "is still quite a way off."
But given the rest of his tweet, here's hoping we see more screens and learn about gameplay details as they continue developing. I don't know about you, but I'm crossing everything that they release Witchbrook on some consoles, specifically the Switch. Stardew Valley has been quite successful on Nintendo's latest system, so hopefully those numbers will encourage Chucklefish.
Are you looking forward to playing Witchbrook? On a scale of one to Stardew Valley, how addictive do you think it will be?
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