Factsheet

Publisher:
Excalibur Games

Based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Developer:
Strangefire

Based in Lithuania

Release Date:

Q1 2018

Platforms:
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Description

Shoppe Keep 2 is an open world, first-person, multiplayer-focused merchant simulator, and is inspired by the shopkeepers that we know and love from classic RPGs and MMOs. While adventurers are out slaying dangerous beasts, and selling an alarming amount of stolen plates, cheese and bread, the merchant is keeping their shelves stocked. It’s easy to imagine an ordinary shopkeeper’s duties, but then again...

Why settle for the ordinary?

In Shoppe Keep 2, you choose how you want to conduct business. Buy your stock from several suppliers around town, or take on lucrative and dangerous missions to secure high class stock that fetch higher profits. Close your Shoppe and explore the town, the forest, and maybe even a cave or two - and battle dangerous enemies in search for sweet loot! Ahem, stock. Stock.

Play online or play alone

New to Shoppe Keep is the ability to play with friends, in four-player online co-op! You’ll be able to manage a much larger store more efficiently with several players, and share your love of retail online. You’ll also be able to flaunt cosmetic items you find while exploring, making your friends envious. Share the responsibility and riches!

If you want to play by yourself, instead, that’s fine too! Shoppe Keep 2 supports single player gameplay and will allow you to run your Shoppe without the addition of pesky friends who may compromise your Shoppe’s décor and profit.

A town of change

While your shop grows, so too will the town around you. There will be higher-levelled warriors looking for a good deal on a powerful sword, but the environment will also change to reflect the new level of wealth that your town has secured via a profitable adventure Shoppe.

A changing economy affected by players

Just filed a big order of health potions? Chances are that you may have oversaturated the market and the value of these items is now at an all-time low! Shoppe Keep 2 has an optional mechanic, which tracks in-game stock that players all over the world are selling, and sends the info to our server. This information will be used to adjust item demand, mark ups that customers will find acceptable, and more! This info may also be used for seasonal events and unique rewards for players.

Wear it all or bare it all!

Not only will you stock hundreds of items, but you'll also be able to equip every single one of them yourself, each with varying damage and armour stats. Use swords, bows, maces and wizard staffs while also equipping a variety of armour pieces.

Though remember that while a fierce armour set will strike fear into your enemies, perhaps going completely stark naked will have an equal or greater effect?

An expanded character creator features in Shoppe Keep 2, allowing you to choose gender and skin colour. And don't be afraid to express yourself - the custom Shoppe Keeper editor also allows you to change hair styles, eye colour and to add a spiffing beard.

But if you're looking for something more permanent than hairstyles, how about tattoos? There's a wide range to choose from - from street-cred-boosting skulls, to poop.

The new and improved helper bot

The Helper bot began life in the original Shoppe Keep as a humble servant to pick up dropped stock, place them on the shelves and zap thieves. The new and improved helper bot does all of that too, alongside general cleaning, but with an added frustration core which will flip off customers that they find aggravating. Other emotional cores may become available in the future to truly make your helper bot more human.

Running a shoppe

It’s not easy running your own Shoppe. You’re under constant threat of theft from sticky fingered customers, and there’s a barbarian encampment just outside of town - which is constantly threatening the local villagers with a looming attack. But there are those who have worked their way up from zilch to run a fine and profitable establishment. A treasured document passed across generations and etched into toilet paper has been the very corner-stone of Shoppe endeavours for centuries. It lists the five-step process for a successful Shoppe:

  • Order
  • Place
  • Price
  • Sell
  • profit


Features

  • Run your very own adventurer's Shoppe, selling potions, weapons, apparel and *ahem*... Herbal products
  • Expand your Shoppe from a single room to a two-story mega Shoppe
  • For player online muliplayer
  • An economy that changes with the online community. Sell too many health potions and the market with become over saturated
  • Explore the open village, forest and distant lands to procure rare resources
  • Take on forest dwellers and pick up some sweet loot
  • Sell epic dragon armour, or equip it - all items in the game have their own stats and can be equipped by the player
  • Employ helper bots to automate your Shoppe
  • Craft with various ingredients to procure new products

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The Team

  • StrangeFire
  • Developing Team
  • Website