Image: via Twitter (ConcernedApe)

Stardew Valley is an amazing game that seems to just keep getting better and better, and while Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone appears to still be working on future updates for it, he's also busy with his next project Haunted Chocolatier.

Now, in a new update - Barone has shared what seems to be a new screenshot, just to reassure fans that the project is still happening. It's already managed to get over 50k Likes at the time of writing!

He also provided a bit of a development update on this new project, noting how progress was "pretty good" but also acknowledging how long it takes to make a game:

"progress is pretty good, but it does take a long time to make a game, and I'm making this compeltely from scratch (Except the very rare re-use of something from stardew, if it makes sense). Still just in the middle of the long grind"

He's also reiterated how it's not a sequel to Stardew Valley, but admits it could potentially share some lore:

"It's gonna be its own separate game with a self-contained identity... it's not a "stardew 2". But there might be some shared lore, I haven't nailed down exactly to what degree the two will be connected"

Haunted Chocolatier was originally revealed last October, and promises to go "beyond the ordinary" with the assistance of "magical haunted ghost chocolate". Its gameplay loop will apparently involve gathering ingredients, making chocolate and running a chocolate shop. You can learn more in our original story.

The game is currently confirmed for PC but there's no release date - with Barone also mentioning how he has "every intention" of bringing it to other major platforms as well. If we hear any updates about this upcoming title including a Switch announcement, we'll let you know.