Chucklefish has made a name for itself with high-quality releases, including Starbound and Wargroove, and is also known to have stepped in to complete publishing tasks on the hugely popular Stardew Valley. The British gaming studio recently made waves with its Witchbrook ad, which many observers have described as looking like a cross between Stardew Valley and the Harry Potter stories. After much enthusiasm around the initial announcement, Chucklefish remained very silent on the project for a few months. The reason for this now seems clearer, as the game has undergone a dramatic facelift and sports a new style of isometric art.
To get an idea of what has changed, look at this previously released screen, which shows the old artistic style.
Witchbrook, ancient art
And now take a look at these new screenshots, which are out today.
Chucklefish describes his game as a “magic school and city life simulator”. Players control a witch in training as they seek to hone their skills, go to class, and eventually graduate. At the same time, your magic avatar can also fish, grow crops (using magic!) And track down reagents like mushrooms. In short, it looks like the game will focus on spell casting with an equal goal of determining a date for the prom.
Chucklefish develops and publishes Witchbrook and today launched a new website for the game. No platform has yet been announced. We don’t have a release date yet; Chucklefish points out that his studio is a tight studio, believing that he gives better games and healthier developers, so we may have to wait before we can embark on our own magical careers.