Last week we talked about how Chucklefish, the company who produced Stardew Valley, was working on a new project called Spellbound. Now we're getting a few more details on the game as the company is knee-deep in production. Chucklefish's founder Finn Brice had a conversation with Red Bull Games (the gaming news wing of Red Bull) where he talked about where the game came from conceptually as you'll be playing what appears to be a story about magical schools. Below is a snippet from the interview in which Brice discusses a little but about the origins.
"Spellbound is an idea several people at Chucklefish had been kicking around for a long time," Brice continues. "Between projects every member of staff at Chucklefish is given the opportunity to pitch a game, and Spellbound was one of the big pitches. The team fell in love with the concept right away and here we are."
When you hear the phrase "wizard school", it's highly likely that the name Harry Potter flashes into your head like a magic spell, and Brice readily admits that the team was directly inspired by J.K. Rowling's iconic literary creation. "We're fans of Harry Potter, and after reading the series we were left longing to experience our own path through magical school life, where we could make our own best friends and develop our own identity in a magical world."