While Stardew Valley has proven to be the definitive take on the farming RPG for the modern era, years of lovely Harvest Moon sequels taught me that there’s always room for more takes on a digital simple life. Indie developers have learned the same lesson, and the latest entry into the genre is Fields of Mistria.
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Stardew Valley offers some cool perks depending on what you choose to do with your time in game – be it bonuses from your profession(s) of choice, bundle rewards from Junimos, or even just some profit from hard work tending to your farm’s every needs. Now, you’ll be able to pick yourself up some new perks – just for getting married.
Thanks to the rise of social media, the internet has the ability to turn almost any cute animal into an overnight celebrity. That effect has been felt many times over the years, but for no beloved pet was it more keenly felt than for Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat.
Management sims are about optimisation. They appeal to the perfectionist in all of us, but in most cases you can only make your city/farm/space colony so efficient before running up against the imperfections of nature. I’m encountering this right now in Anno 1800: there’s never quite enough room on the cliff behind my prospective pig farm to fit all five sties neatly.
Stardew Valley is three years old now, but its creator is still hard at work on an update. Version 1.4 is coming sometime in the near future, and Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has hinted at some of what it’ll contain in a recent post to Twitter.
The Stardew Valley modding community has been busy at work creating lots of weird and wonderful additions to the farming sim. Many of the mods add extra objects, small game changes, and cheat codes that make farming easier. But this new mod simply titled ‘Stardew Valley Expanded’ is a massive overhaul of fresh new additions to the base game.
For as long as games have let you get married, players have wanted to break the limits of the traditional institution – whether as a nod toward inclusivity for non-monogamous relationships or simply as way for you to star in your own harem anime. A Stardew Valley modder has finally made those dreams come true.
Stardew Valley’s sole creator has amicably split with former publisher Chucklefish to strike out on his own, and he says he’s got more content planned for Stardew Valley in 2019. Right now he’s working on adding the multiplayer update to the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions, but he says patch 1.4 is on its way. That’s meant putting his next project, another game set in the Stardew Valley universe.
Stardew Valley was is the largely the work a single developer: Eric ‘ConcernedApe’ Barone. That only makes the farming RPG’s success even more heartwarming, but there was one other factor in the game’s release. Publisher Chucklefish brought the game to market on Steam and other platforms, but now Barone is parting with the company in order to go self-published.