Shoppe Keep 2 enters early access on Thursday; offers deluxe edition

by: Eric -
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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:

  • Run your very own adventurer's Shoppe, selling potions, weapons and armor. Grow your fantasy enterprise from a single room to a two-floor mega Shoppe
  • Explore the open village, forest, and distant lands to procure rare resources
  • Equip yourself with bows, swords, and staffs and battle deadly creatures, barbarian invaders, and thieves
  • Play the entire game alone or in 2-4 player online co-op
  • An adaptable economy that changes with the online community. For example if you sell too many health potions, the market will become saturated!
  • Employ helper bots to automate your Shoppe
  • Craft with various ingredients to procure new products
  • Take on forest dwellers and pick up some sweet loot
  • Sell epic dragon armor, or equip it--all items in the game have their own stats and can be equipped by the player, who may find them invaluable in combat

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.

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