Chucklefish Games has made quite the name for itself in recent years with its hit-game Starbound, which as of January surpassed 2.5 million sales, as well as for being the publisher beyond the highley-popular Stardew Valley, which launched last year to great critical acclaim and commercial success.
That being said, the developer and publisher currently has a new Advanced Wars-inspired title in the works dubbed WarGroove, as well as an unnamed game that Chucklefish described back in January to PC Gamer as “an RPG/Sim set in a magic school, something like Stardew Valley meets Harry Potter.”
Fast-forward to yesterday, and the developer/publisher teased the latter game with a new image, accompanied by the statement that it has “learned a lot of lessons from working with Stardew.”
SDV still in testing, no news yet. Thought this sneak peak might tide you over. We’ve learned a lot of lessons from working with Stardew. pic.twitter.com/EcabZ8DGb7
— Tiy (@Tiyuri) August 31, 2017
A single image obviously doesn’t reveal much, but it is notably the first time we’ve seen anything substantial of the game since an art style demonstration video from last October. Further, the image reveals what essentially looks like the pixel art version of Little Witch Academia, showing off a little cafe and a few students adorned in magical attire.
Further details on the game — such as a title, platforms, who exactly is working on it (is Stardew Valley’s lone-wolf developer Eric Barone working on it?), a release date, etc., have not been divulged. But something tells me we’re inching closer and closer to a full and proper reveal.