If you’re into chill games, you might have heard of Travellers Rest. Launched on Steam Early Access last year, it’s all about restoring a dilapidated inn into a thriving tavern, tending a farm, exploring a pixel art world, and making pals. So, like Stardew Valley, but with a cool, inn-keeping spin. The game’s now been handed over to a new developer to look after, and the studio’s plans for Travellers Rest’s future include multiplayer.
Barcelona-based indie studio Isolated Games has announced that Travellers Rest’s original – and only – developer and artist, Louqou, has decided to pass development of the game into its hands. The reason for this is the dev has “realised that being a solo developer will not allow him to develop the game at a pace and quality you all deserve”. This change, the studio explains, has allowed it to “redefine the scope of the game, such as including plans for new animations, art style, [and] character models”.
Plus, as the post adds, this might even mean a frequently asked-for element could hit the game at some point: “even maybe the highly requested feature – multiplayer in the future!” Further down the post, the dev lists this as a planned feature under a “what will come” section, musing: “It would be great to work in your tavern with friends, wouldn’t it?” So, while it’s not quite a solid confirmation at this point, Travellers Rest multiplayer is definitely on the cards.