Promise that your new game has been inspired by Stardew Valley and in our eyes it’s already going to be a winner. There’s much more than that to Spirittea though – and we cannot wait for it to launch on PC and console later this year.
Spirittea has been put together by one developer – the brilliantly named Cheesemaster Games. It’s here where a certain Dan Beckerton hangs out; the creator of a game that has been fully inspired by Stardew Valley, twisted up to provide something just a little different.
You can get a full insight into the development process and creation of Spirittea by taking in our exclusive interview with Dan, as we sat down to discover more about this rather lovely slice-of-rural-life RPG. It’s well worth a read.
Basically though, thanks to Dan and the No More Robots team (they behind Let’s Build a Zoo) who are helping push this out to a worldwide audience, Spirittea whisks players off to East Asia, as they look to fix up an old bathhouse and make some pennies. Doing so just happen to ensure that a host of spirits will also be able to find some peace.
Spirittea follows a writer who has escaped to the countryside, in order to clear their head and find inspiration for their next novel. However, after accidentally drinking from an old mystical teapot, our protagonist begins to see the spirit world overlapping with their reality. It’s here where a faithful guide pops up – the nuisance cat spirit of Wonyan – as we are shown how to save the many spirits that frequent the land.
Sold as both a life sim and a management game, mixing the two genres as one, in Spirittea you’ll be left to run through everyday life, chatting with locals, completing quests and taking in a bit of karaoke as you look for some downtime. Helping out the spirits is also par for the course, and doing so will see you given the chance to earn enough to allow for upgrades to your bathhouse. From there, the circle is complete, but ever evolving.
Spirittea is coming to PC and console (including Xbox) later in 2022. We cannot wait as this one could well be a bit of a cracker.
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