We told you about the magical school themed RPG currently in development by the publisher of Stardew Valley a couple of years ago. You can bet we’ve had our eyes on the project ever since. Witchbrook is a magical school and town life simulator. It takes place in a world that looks both warm and inviting. Chucklefish recently released a few new screenshots of the game in development, and it looks simply enchanting (via IGN).
Witchbrook has all the makings of a charming, casual game experience for witches-in-training. “Build relationships with fellow students and townsfolk, develop your magical abilities by attending classes and completing assignments,” says the promising game description. “Participate in extracurricular activities such as fishing, growing magical crops, and foraging strange mushrooms. Master secret spells, make friends for life and unravel the mysteries of the school…”
They had us at “develop your magical abilities by attending classes.” What can we say, we’re Hermione Granger at heart.
While other details about gameplay are scarce—understandable since not even a release year or platform is known at the moment—we can’t help but fall in love with the magical world depicted in the new screenshots. Bright and colorful with the tiniest delightful details, Witchbrook looks like a world players could happily get lost in. From tiny potion bottles to a cat napping on the warm hood of a car, it seems like every little part of the game world is being thoughtfully added to give players the magical school experience they’ve always dreamed of.
Describing the role-playing game as a mashup of Stardew Valley and Harry Potter is an easy comparison to make based on just the screenshot below.
Just look at that teeny squirrel peeking out of the leaves of the tree!
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