When I first saw the video for Stardew Valley I was excited. A retro styled farming game focusing on the local community, RPG elements and featuring *drumroll* 4 player co-op? Yes please. Since Harvest Moon I haven't seen much surface that advances this kind of game unless you count disappointments like Farmville, which I do not.

The folks behind Stardew Valley released a video showcasing more of the 4 player co-op and it looks epic and you should watch it right now:
http://youtu.be/FJggZec6qqo

In a world featuring the next Call of Duty shooter and game sequels that go to 11, its nice to see a game less world cataclysmically epic and something a bit more simple. Don't get me wrong, I love game where you can nuke the universe, its just also seems totally awesome to chop down trees and focus on convincing people of the sustainability of your crops. And playing this game with all of you sounds even more awesome.... r.

If you are interested in seeing this game launched on Steam, head over and vote for it on Steam Greenlight RIGHT NOW!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93285018&insideModal=0&requirelogin=1
http://www.stardewvalley.net/about.html

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/12/2013 at 05:46am

Voted "yes" for this a little while ago. I could totally go for some peaceful co-op about now.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/12/2013 at 06:15pm

I agree. Totally want to cut down bushes Zelda style and tend to my farm. Its pretty much what I do in Minecraft for the most part. No huge ambitions to build the Pyramids, just like tending my farm and such.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 02/13/2013 at 12:36am

You had me at retro community farming RPG.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/13/2013 at 01:10am

Totally :)

The developers agreed to an interview, if you have any questions you want asked put them here and ill ship them over.

Planning on sending the questions tomorrow!

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 02/13/2013 at 06:13pm

This obviously is a take on the whole Harvest Moon series, but that scene in the cave kind of looks a little secret of mana-ish. You should ask what games kind of games they were inspired by and/or hoped to emulate while making this one. :)

Also, the video showed off quite a bit of combat. (Is that an orc at 1:24?) But I noticed the list of skills they mentioned don't seem to relate at all to combat. Will combat be a major part of the game, and if so, how will your character improve their fighting ability?

As far as the co-op goes, can they provide some more details about how that will be handled? Will co-op work over a LAN or will it be internet only? Will the other players just be dropped into your town as visitors or will you all exist within the same town?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/13/2013 at 08:02pm

I haven't researched it at all, but I'm wondering if there are any story elements, or adventure objectives.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/13/2013 at 09:27pm

Ill add that to my list, thanks guys!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/14/2013 at 01:22am

Ok added your stuff to the list, shipping it off later tonight or tomorrow morning.

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