Chucklefish, the writer of the infectiously well-liked farming simulation sport Stardew Valley, is working exhausting on its next title Spellbound. Spellbound has an analogous aesthetic and vibe to Stardew Valley, however this time revolves round magic faculties as an alternative of agriculture.
In an interview with Red Bull Games earlier this week, Chucklefish&#zero39;s founder Finn Brice supplied loads of new tidbits about what we are able to count on from this faculty of wizardry sim the place you attend courses, construct relationships, craft, brew potions, and be taught magical spells.
“The sport revolves round your path via faculty, the relationships you construct, and your mastery of the a number of faculties of magic at your disposal,” Brice advised Purple Bull Video games. “Gamers ought to count on to construct up their magical proficiency by enterprise faculty initiatives. This may need them rising magical crops and creatures in herbology or taking up the denizens of the forest in elemental magic.
Though Brice explains that the staff was unsurprisingly influenced by J.Okay. Rowling&#zero39;s Harry Potter, they describe Spellbound&#zero39;s world as "very not like Hogwarts." The magic on this universe is extra "sensible," taking inspiration from Terry Pratchett&#zero39;s Tiffany Aching collection, Garth Nix&#zero39;s Outdated Kingdom collection, Studio Ghibli animations, and Cartoon Community&#zero39;s Steven Universe.
Brice explains that a number of emphasis is put in your path via faculty, the place you improve your magical proficiency via tutorial initiatives in courses like Herbology, the place you would possibly create magical creatures and crops. College and social life will present many alternatives for befriending characters, delving into quests, relationship, and extra. Brice hints that there shall be some stunning parts to relationship in Spellbound, the place gamers could also be "a little shocked the primary time they get dumped."
Fight can also be a key function, and the staff describes this iteration as paying homage to "Zelda-like retro motion RPGs, with spellcasting taking the place of swords, bows and bombs." By combining and unlocking parts, gamers will be capable to activate completely different sorts of spells which may then be used within the forest dungeon.
You possibly can learn our overview of Chucklefish&#zero39;s earlier sport, Stardew Valley, by heading here.
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I really like each Harry Potter and Stardew Valley, so a hybrid of the 2 is absolutely thrilling to me. I&#zero39;ve been eagerly awaiting extra details about Spellbound, and this interview helps make clear some attention-grabbing mechanics. I&#zero39;m actually interested by how Steven Universe influences this sport and what each courses and spellcasting shall be like. Sounds neat to this point!