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  Craftlands Workshoppe Revealed – Beta Live Now
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04/09/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

News embargoed until 4pm BST/8am PDT on 9th April 2020

Arvydas Žemaitis and Excalibur Games are proud to present Craftlands Workshoppe, a brand-new fantasy business adventure set in the clouds, releasing Summer 2020 in Early Access for PC. The crafting and management game will be available on Steam and various digital stores.

Take a look at the reveal trailer for Craftlands Workshoppe.

Craftlands Workshoppe is hiring! But can you keep the cash registers ringing long enough to master three noble crafts and solve its former owner’s mysterious disappearance? Does your job description include anything about depressed demigods and skeletons with short memories? Ours neither. But things work differently when you accept a job offer on an island in the clouds. Shoppe Keep and Shoppe Keep 2 Lead Developer Arvydas Žemaitis invites you to sacrifice even more of your social life in his most otherworldly adventure yet. Join the 350,000 players already sold on the series’ sideways look at business sims.

Players don’t have to wait until Summer to try out the new crafting title, however: the Craftlands Workshoppe Beta Test is now live, until 14 April at 10am BST. With only a limited number of codes available, players should act fast to secure their Beta Test code and their opportunity to play the game this Easter weekend. Codes are available via the game’s official Discord server on a first come first served basis – more details are available on the #announcements channel.

About Craftlands Workshoppe

From the out-there imagination behind the Shoppe Keep series comes a brand-new fantasy business adventure set in the clouds.

Craft your way to the top

A hastily scribbled note on Allcraft’s door means you’re now the proud owner of a dilapidated workshoppe. You know you’re going to have to utilise your alchemy, cookery and blacksmith skills to get the sad old place back on its feet.

Sell your wares

It’s all very well knowing how to craft items but your wares won’t make you money gathering dust on your workshoppe floor. Luckily your slightly creepy acquaintances seem to want to help you out. Your own personal air skip? They’re either unusually generous or they want something in return. Time will tell.

Master your crafts

The more you explore these outlandish islands, the more you realise things aren’t as they appear. Becoming a master of three noble crafts and making a success of the workshoppe Allcraft kindly bequeathed you seemed like a worthy goal. But...it’s starting to feel like your achievements are merely part of a much bigger story. Master every recipe and build every blueprint to fashion a key that unlocks an unknown realm.

Oh, and did we mention you can also pet a dog? What do you get for it? Nothing but their unconditional love. Why, what did you expect?

Press Copies

To request a press copy of Craftlands Workshoppe, please email [email protected] or request your code via Keymailer. Codes will be sent out closer to the game's Summer 2020 launch.

All Links

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1197820

Reveal Trailer: https://youtu.be/o-fEK8sa3GE

Official Discord: https://discord.gg/V89zC2n

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CraftlandsWorkShoppeKeep/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CraftlandsGame

Contact

Name:                  James Clements                              

Company:            Excalibur Games Press Office

Phone:                  + 44 (0)1869 336446        

Email:                   [email protected]

About the Developer – Arvydas Žemaitis

Arvydas Žemaitis, a Lithuanian indie developer, is working away on Craftlands Workshoppe, a new entry into the popular Shoppe Keep franchise. You are invited to sacrifice even more of your social life in his most otherworldly adventure yet!

About Excalibur Games

Excalibur Games is the publishing arm of parent company Contact Sales Ltd, which was founded in 1997.

Excalibur Games has moved forward to release its own original products, in addition to widely recognised licensed titles.

Successful releases Jalopy, Tracks, Shoppe Keep 2 and Flashing Lights have propelled Excalibur’s digital portfolio forward.

Excalibur has worldwide MicrosoftTM Xbox One, SonyTM Playstation 4 and NintendoTM Switch publisher status.

Excalibur will also continue to license high-end simulation franchises such as Euro Truck Simulator and American Truck Simulator, from highly acclaimed developer SCS Software.

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