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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
But you can do it!
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:
An empty Shoppe is not a Shoppe… it’s merely a collection of rooms. So you're going to want to make sure that your shelves are stocked with the finest wares available. The sacred Order Scrolls, passed down from Shoppe Keeper to Shoppe Keeper is fine and dandy for those standard everyday items. But there will be village vendors that will dabble in exclusive items and may only visit the town once a week. Of course, before you go and order a dozen items from these travelling salesmen, make sure there is a demand for them first, or you may be sitting on stock that no one wants!
Approaching customers in a trench coat, pockets full of stock, and being the store is frowned upon by the villagers. Displaying your wares on a fancy pedestal or a table will make them much more enticing for customers. Of course, make sure that you build the right furniture for the right items. Don't go around building armour racks to store all your hats and swords!
If you place a large number of similar items in your Shoppe, becoming a more specialised store, your establishment’s plaque will change and you'll be granted some additional bonuses when selling those items to customers.
Will your business thrive on variety, or will a focus and expertise be more lucrative? Keep in mind that the customer’s always right, and so you'll need to change up stock of your wares based on customer demand.
How much is too much? Affordability is subjective, but today’s adventurers keep up with current trends and are wise to the price fluctuations of weapons and apparel. If you price an item too steeply, a sticky-fingered rogue will gladly take an item or two off the shelves without paying!
The price gun is the latest in economical tech. A roll of the gears adjusts the sticker price, and with just a swipe of the arm and a beep, an item’s price is adjusted. Keep an eye on your customer’s reactions when browsing your wares to consider a reasonable price for goods.
Your clientele have their own needs and desires. You can't sell a wizard staff to a warrior - they just wouldn't know what to do with it! Then they'd want a refund, but probably won’t be able to express their desire for a refund because they'll be in the caves of Ranzagullta, battling a terrifying three-eyed Kobold Queen! All of which, while the staff you sold them magics small particles of dust into a flock of taunting seagulls. Clearly, they'd be dead, and that means no repeat custom!
If a customer likes what they see, they'll either buy it, or steal it. Of course, by the decree of the king, you have permission to take matters into your own hands should someone try to go for the five-finger discount.
Says it all really!
• 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-floor mega Shoppe
• Four player online multiplayer
• An economy that changes with the online community. Sell too many health potions and the market will 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
We have an exciting opportunity for those of you who are artsy! This is your chance to get your artwork featured in Shoppe Keep 2 and to win a very limited edition physical Shoppe Keep 2 art book.
Shoppe Keep 2 Fan Art Competition
We're looking for all of your great Shoppe Keep fan art! With submissions open until 18 July 2019, we want to see all of your lovely fan art uploaded HERE.
Shortly after the submission period, we will pick our favourite piece of fan art and contact the winner. The winning entry will be featured in Shoppe Keep 2 itself, and the artist will win a very limited edition physical Shoppe Keep 2 artbook!
There are just a few simple rules on content below, but other than those feel free to be creative!
Shoppe Keep 2 reaches full release today, with a 40% discount to boot!
Shoppe Keep 2 Reaches Full Launch on 25 April! Find out more.
Shoppe Keep 2's latest update includes a revamped tutorial, making the game more accessible to newcomers.
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Hopefully when finished this one will also be ported to console? If so you have my money :)
Just take my money already! So excited! This one looks way better than original one.
One more month...
OMG I can't WAIT to play this!! Very good work you guys! Keep it up ;)
Huge improvements on the graphics, guys! Can't wait to play this.
Can't wait! Will you guys have pets this time?
I wouldn't support this, their first game is very much unfinished and they've pretty much abandoned it to work on this one, take a look at the steam reviews..
Just to clarify - SK 1 was complete with every single feature we promised or talked about, received 7+ content updates after launch, had over 450+ updates during Early Access. It does not contain game breaking bugs but lacks polish, which we agree on 100%, we increased our team, and this is not a reskin, its a whole new game made from scratch without any single asset used from SK 1. If its not your cup of tea - fine, can't be loved by everyone. Saying lies like abandoned is something that you should not go around spreading. Please do some research before jumping on the "Abandoned Meme" wagon. Please direct your attention to our FAQ on Steam Steamcommunity.com
Have a good day.
P.S. I have said it numerous times - show us WHAT we promised but did not include, and I shall personally use my free time whatever I have left of and include it into SK 1 and post an Update for it. Not a single person has yet came back to us with any information about it, instead they just dissapear after yelling "Abandoned"
So where are your replies to the negative reviews on steam? So many people are saying the same thing yet you don't jump up and get defensive with them?
If you admit that your previous game lacks polish then why are you starting a new project rather than properly finishing your old one? This shows that you don't have enough dedication to your fans because you're aware of an issue (lack of polish) yet you refuse to do anything about it. Fair enough you've fixed game breaking bugs and in the world of software development I don't expect you to fix every single bug, you've done the game breaking ones so fair play to you, but you've mentioned it lacks polish and are just leaving it to work on something new.
It isn't a good look when trying to sell people a new product when the old one by your own admission is missing things.
If you would do research as I advised you will find numerous occasions where we talk about WHY. Ill try and summarise it in a short version for you - The state of the code for the first game was not in a state which could receive such features as a semi open world, Multiplayer, upgraded visuals without killing off performance, multiple story Shop AI navigation, just to name a few. We can not move forward as developers sticking to the first one without overhauling it from the ground up.
And no I am not saying SK 1 is missing things, it is not. It lacks polish which is not a bug, not a feature, it is things like better visuals, better UI. But it is a game that you play from start till however long you want, every single feature is working, everything promised included. Around a year after it was launched we supported it with hotfixes and free content at a financial loss. 2 full years AFTER it was fully launched we got new experience, grew as developers, increased the team and started making something far bigger than SK 1 ever was.
Once again - it was not abandoned, it was finished/complete. you do not say this to Blizz for making Diablo II or III, or the numerous other indie games that release sequels this year. I am open for discussion - but with facts.
Have a good day.
P.S. And again I direct you to Steamcommunity.com
Which is a FAQ we compiled just for people like yourself who do not like doing research or reading just a few words that already were posted and just want to spread misinformation to other people :)
You seem kind of triggered at this point, so maybe you aren't very good with constructive criticism, so it may just be best that I leave you be safe in the knowledge that I don't need to buy your game due to my opinions.
If you request, I will delete my posts with my opinions so I don't spread this "misinformation" you seem to think I have.
The first game was completed....I played it back when it was first up on early access and continued to the finished product and you can see it is fully complete.....the second one is a totally different style of shop play so to say that they just gave up on the first one is wrong....it was completed, and im sure if there were are or any lasting bugs left on the first one (not noticed any) they would fix them.
But other than that the game is complete people have to remember when a game is complete...its complete
Hello fan boy, if you would like to take a look at the tanking reviews for their first game on steam and read the thoughts of people who did buy the game, none of it is good. They released a buggy as **** game and aren't fixing it calling it complete etc, they are being called scammers, if they were to go back and fix the game then people may have more faith in their next project but right now it looks like a cash grab.