Stardew Valley

Released on February 26, 2016 by Chucklefish

Developed by Concerned Ape

Stardew Valley is an open-ended country-life RPG with support for up to 4-player co-op!

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

"Stardew Valley Collector's Edition is coming to retail stores nationwide on April 11, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! In addition to the full game, the Collector's Edition includes a Pelican Town Map, Mini-Guidebook by Kari Fry, and a code to download the Stardew Valley Soundtrack!"

Stardew Valley was a game we've all been following on Cheerful Ghost since I first heard about it February in 2013 and has since launched to crazy popular acclaim in the PC world. I love that it's getting a retail collectors edition, what I don't love is that it's only going to come out on PS4 and XBone. I know everyone already picked it up on PC, but I'd totally buy this... Read All

Star unselected

http://stardewvalleywiki.com/mediawiki/images/6/68/Main_Logo.png
There's a new update fresh off the farm! (Sorry not sorry for the pun.)

Earlier today ConcernedApe revealed that update 1.1 has entered beta to help clear out a few bugs before the full release. The change log looks pretty expansive with the big ticket items would be the new farm layouts themed after one of the in-game skills, two new marriage candidates, and a host of new buildings and warp items. The full change log as well as instructions on how to play the beta can be found here: http://community.playstarbound.com/threads/1-1-beta-thread.124827/

Star unselected

Nerds everywhere rejoiced when Stardew Valley was recently ported to Mac and Linux and everyone is now eagerly awaiting the 1.1 game update. Featuring more marriage options and features this update looks to be loaded with great stuff and PC Gamer interviewed Eric Barone about even more. In the interview Eric lets us know of a new thing where you can select one of 5 new farm maps to facilitate a different farming style. From the video there will be a Forest Farm, Wilderness Farm, Hill-top Farm, Riverland Farm and the Standard Farm we are all used to. I like this because it means each farm will be a bit different and you can approach the game from really... Read All

Star unselected

The developer of StardewValley tweeted some amazingly terrible news today.

"Quick Update: Mac & Linux are set to be launched on the 29th! Multiplayer, localizations, and the version 1.1 update are still in progress."

Well see on one hand that's good because the reason I haven't picked it up yet is because Stardew Valley lacked a Mac port so now that's solved. On the other hand it's terrible as I am sure all my free time will go down a virtual farming hole. A few Twitter fans asked ConcernedApe some questions about what tech they used to port the game.

"ConcernedApe: It was done with Monogame, as a milestone in the progress toward releasing console... Read All

Star unselected

http://stardewvalley.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/version1_1-768x480.png
Stardew Valley is ConcernedApe's country life farming game mega hit and in a recent blog post he outlined a roadmap of upcoming features. At the top of the list of stuff I am very interested in are Mac and Linux ports. Since Stardew Valley has been a one man effort to date ConcernedApe will be enlisting the help of some Chuckle Fish developers for the ports and multiplayer support. This is actually a really great thing as it means he can focus on core gameplay additions solely.

New features that are on a list of things to come:


  • Version 1.1 — A substantial content update

  • Co-op Multiplayer

  • Localizing for non-english regions

  • Mac/Linux Ports

  • Console Ports

  • Merchandise



... Read All

Star unselected

I've still not played the game, but I enjoyed Rich and Jack's discussion of it. Spoiler alert: They're not crazy about it lol

Star unselected

2016 is the year of VR and we talk about what's out there and what we think about the future of VR. Is this going to be a real thing or is it just fluff? Along the way we also talk about Stardew Valley the Indie farming mega hit as well as what we've all been playing and watching.

What are your thoughts on VR? Is this something you are going to get and if you've experienced it what are your thoughts?

Show notes:

http://stardewvalley.net/
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/exp...
https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/
http://www.htcvive.com/us/

Star unselected

Stardew Valley is out today on Steam and GOG on PC to superb reviews.

"AmnesiacJack - Have you played Harvest Moon but wish it was done better? Tired of not owning a console for Rune Factory? Well now the PC has it's own farming darlin and honestly it feels like we got the best deal out of the three series. You'll be doing your self a big diservice if you purchase another farming game instead of this one."

"christopher.blue - Very fun Farming/Country Life Sim. Hunt slimes, raise crops or just have a thousand free range goats..."

"Vega - This game exceeded my expectations. I've been waiting to play this game for so long, but I had recently re-found it while... Read All

Star unselected

"You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!"

Looks like much more is coming to Stardew Valley that I originally anticipated and I am... Read All

Star unselected

http://stardewvalley.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/steam4-1024x604.png
"I know many of you are wondering about a release date. Developers who are a lot more experienced than I have advised me not to set a release date until the game is completely finished. I’ve made some foolishly optimistic predictions in the past, and even recently I said the game will “definitely be released this year”. I don’t think a full release will happen this year. I wish the game was ready, but it’s not. As I’ve said in the past, it’s just so hard to predict how long game development will take. I’m working my hardest to get the game finished and it’s so very close, but the last thing I want to do is rush the game to release and have it be sloppy. I’... Read All

Star unselected

As WhiteboySlim mentioned in the latest roundtable, ConcernedApe is nearing the release of Stardew Valley. He says it should be out sometime this year and as such Chucklefish streamed the game for an hour. Personally I want to wait to experience the game fresh, but I don't fault you for peeking early. I'll clip out a bit from a recent blog post on the matter:

"The game is very close to being finished. I don’t have a set release date yet, but it will certainly be out this year. Single player is 99% finished, but needs a more polishing and debugging. Multiplayer still needs some work, and I am looking into possibly switching to MonoGame, which would allow for... Read All

Star unselected

ConcernedApe is still feverishly working on one of my most anticipated games of the moment, Stardew Valley. Recently he uploaded a new trailer that features lots of gameplay and some story beats. So far he hasn't dropped a date about when the game might release, but it doesn't look like we have too much longer to wait.

"I know Stardew has been in development for a long time... but it is getting close to completion. Thanks for your patience, everyone. And thanks for watching!"

Star unselected

http://stardewvalley.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CC_2.png
Stardew Valley is one of my most anticipated games of the year and I am happy with each bit of news that comes out about it. Recently, some really interesting information surfaced about the games main story. The main character is from Pelican Town and has the option to restore the old Community Center.

"This building was once the heart and soul of Pelican Town… a place for citizens to gather, socialize, and collaborate. But that was long ago, In a bygone age when the valley was more isolated from the outside world. Now, the community center is in shambles, a forgotten relic of the past…

The community center is divided into six areas… the Pantry, the Art... Read All

Star unselected

http://stardewvalley.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Fest3.png
In the last roundtable I mentioned that Stardew Valley is one of my most anticipated Indie games of 2014. I have been following the games development since I first heard about it and have been really happy with the progress it's made. It's a long time coming, but with the recent bout of disappointments i've had with super early access games, I appreciate the long brew Stardew Valley has taken.

Stardew Valley music is shaping up well. The songs seem to fit the game well and I especially liked the theme song.

https://soundcloud.com/concernedape/stardew-valley-theme

One of the unique features of Stardew Valley is that it is a country life game that features the... Read All

Star unselected

http://i.imgur.com/drRvM2E.jpg
Stardew Valley is one of the games I am very excited about launching this year. ConcernedApe pushed the release from 2013 to 2014 and considering how big the game has become, it makes sense that happened. I appreciate that Stardew Valley isn't a game that focuses on a cosmic struggle of good and evil that spans the universe and instead is a more simple country life game focusing on growing crops and hanging out with your neighbors. I also appreciate the attention ConcernedApe is paying to the relationship "quest lines" and story. Many games tack on relationships but they are so ham-fisted and trite they aren't that compelling as great game elements.

"There... Read All

Star unselected

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
© 2016 Cheerful Ghost LLC. All rights reserved. Cheerful Ghost and the Ghost Logo are registered trademarks of Cheerful Ghost LLC.