The MOP Up: Stardew Valley creator moves on to haunted chocolate


Reader Jinarra shared with us the news that Stardew Valley creator ConcernedApe announced that he’s finally moving on to a new project called Haunted Chocolatier. So are you ready to run a chocolate shop alongside some spooks?

“Chocolate represents that which is delightful. The haunted castle represents the allure of the unknown. The ghosts represent the imprint of the past. All of these things are important. However, don’t think for a moment that, because this game features ghosts in a haunted castle, it is an evil or negative game.”

And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)!

Laser needles.

FFXIV looked back at the songs and lyrics from its Heavensward expansion as it prepares for Endwalker. And speaking of the first expansion, Final Fantasy 1’s director played through that in just two days to a live audience.

Rose Online is coming back after being taken offline a while back. “The new team is working hard to bring back the game that we all love as soon as possible,” the devs said.

After an investigation, the SEC said it found no evidence of fraud concerning this past year’s surge of GameStop stock prices.

The MMO RaiderZ now has a mobile spinoff in the works called RaiderZ M.

Wild Terra 2’s Plague Island is open for business: “Plague Isle is available for exploration. Build your ship or buy a ticket from the captain in the Port city, go to explore new territories, get valuable resources, fighting a lot of new monsters, but be careful — these lands are saturated with death, danger, and disease!”

Wolcen dropped a small bug-fixin’ patch. A patch with all the bug fixins for the family.

Craftopia brought its summer update (in October!) to Xbox and Windows 10.

Moonlight Sculptor added the Lancer class on October 1st. This is a mid-range melee combat class that fights with polearms.

Hearthstone’s latest patch “includes bug fixes, Battlegrounds updates, and miscellaneous non-player-facing backend updates.”

My.Games announced that it’s bringing four mobile games to Facebook Gaming for its crossplay and cloud saving features. The titles include Hustle Castle, Left to Survive, and Mushroom Wars 2.

KurtzPel revamped a whole bunch of its systems this past week:

KOG Games’ GrandChase released its latest character, Callisto:

What happened in EVE Online a year ago? Find out in this video:

Elvenar’s Misty Forest opened up for Halloween 2021:

The MMO industry pumps out more and more news every year – no site could possibly cover everything. That’s why we gather together all the extras every week in The MOP Up, our a weekly compilation of MMO info we don’t want lost in the cracks of time. Send us your news bits through our tips line!
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