One of my most recent game purchases was Graveyard Keeper on Steam. Similar in play style to a dark Stardew Valley. This single player game was recommended to me by a friend and it does seem to scratch the itch the itch for a game with crafting / building elements. I’ve not gotten very far into it as of yet so I still have several aspects of the game I need to unlock. There could be a better tutorial on technology selection and cooking but I’ve had fun with it so far. Different events occur on the different days of the week and the day and night cycle has NPCs and monsters to appear in different areas.
The story starts with your character heading home and ending up in an accident only to find yourself in a mist filled area with someone telling you that you are to be the new graveyard keeper and to dig up Gerry, a skull, for help before you can get home. You then wake in a small cabin just out medieval village near a poorly maintained graveyard and a church. The Bishop is the first human to greet you and promptly tells you how much of a mess the graveyard is and he refuses to promote you to a prior until its taken care of. The other villagers for the most part seem pleased about your arrival and some are even helpful in providing you with basic equipment and quests. This type of game would not be complete without some farming elements. There is an area that crops can be planted just outside your cabin and from what I’m told a steady supply of carrots will be necessary later in the game. I’ll comment further once I’ve progressed further and done some exploration of the dungeon I’ve yet to unlock.