There is a deceptive janky charm to Shoppe Keep, under which lies a deep and entrancing game. I got the original title in a Humble Bundle about a year ago, and spent several entertaining afternoons fiddling around with it, gathering goods and adjusting prices in my endless pursuit of profit.
For the uninitiated, Shoppe Keep puts players in charge of a goods shop the sort of which can be found in most standard RPG towns. Players must order goods, fend off thieves, set prices, gather resources, etc. There is never a shortage of things to do.
It would seem that a sequel has been in development, and it is now ready to drop into Steam Early Access with two editions. The standard edition of Shoppe Keep 2 will retail for $12.99. The deluxe edition, which includes the game, an PDF artbook, and the original soundtrack, will run you $17.92 (I’m guessing they fiddled with the price until they sound the sweet spot).
If you are concerned that simply running a shop might not keep you entertained, take a gander at this list of features:
Props to developer Strangefire for using the term “sweet loot”. Extra points have been duly awarded. Shoppe Keep 2 releases into Early Access on April 26.