Starbound dev announces two new projects, cites Advance Wars, Fire Emblem, Harry Potter and Stardew Valley

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 6 January 2017 05:44 GMT

Starbound developer Chucklefish is drawing on broad inspiration for its next two projects.


Starbound support continues but Chucklefish is getting started on follow-up titles to its sci-fi hit.

After a couple of months of teasing tweets, PC Gamer got the goss direct from Chucklefish CEO Finn “Tiyuri” Brice on the two games currently in the works.

The first game is a turn-based strategy affair, described as “a more modern spiritual successor to Advance Wars that retains some of the pixel charm”.

“The goal is to make good use of modern tech, online multiplayer, [Steam] Workshop support, that kind of thing,” Brice said.

This is the same project Brice once described as “Advance Wars meets Fire Emblem”, just to get your juices going even more.

The second project is “an RPG/Sim set in a magic school, something like Stardew Valley meets Harry Potter”. It has day night cycles, classes and dating as well as “sme interesting gameplay twists”, and may be called Spellbound.

The video above shows off some art projects Chucklefish is testing for this second project.

Both games are clearly too early in development for formal announces so it’ll be a while till they turn up. In the meantime Chucklefish still has Starbound updates on the boil.

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