Stardew Valley, the hit indie farming recreation made by one man in his spare time, is coming to mobile. I’ve dropped dozens of hours into this charming little religious successor to Harvest Moon, and now I understand how I’m going to spend my subsequent few airplane rides.
In case you’re not conscious, Stardew Valley is a recreation the place you inherit a farm close to a stunning little city and should restore it, befriend (and romance) the locals, fish, battle your method by caverns, forage for spring onions and wild horseradish, mine ore, and… effectively, there’s lots. Amazingly, it was created solely by one individual, Eric Barone, who taught himself to code, make pixel artwork, compose music and do actually every part. And sure, it took a very long time. (GQ of all issues wrote an interesting profile just lately.)
Fortunately it was an enormous hit, to Barone’s nice shock and little question pleasure, and deservedly so.
Originally launched for the PC, Stardew Valley has since expanded (with the assistance of non-Barone groups) to the main consoles and is now coming to iOS — undiminished, Barone was cautious to level out in a blog post. This recreation is huge, however nothing is overlooked from the cellular port.
“It’s the full game, not a cut down version, and plays almost identically to all other versions,” he wrote. “The main difference is that it has been rebuilt for touch-screen gameplay on iOS (new UI, menu systems and controls).”
Barone has added lots to the sport since its launch in early 2016, and the cellular model will embrace these updates as much as 1.3 — that means you’ll have a number of extra areas and options however not the multiplayer choices most just lately added. Those are deliberate, nonetheless, so if you wish to do a co-op farm you’ll simply have to attend a bit. No mods might be supported, alas.
In a uncommon deal with for cellular ports, you’ll be able to take your progress from the PC model and switch it to iOS by way of iTunes. No want to start out over once more, which, enjoyable as it’s, could be a bit daunting once you understand how a lot time you’ve put into the sport to start out with.
I can’t advocate Stardew Valley sufficient, and the controls ought to be greater than satisfactory for the laid-back gameplay it provides (fight is pretty forgiving). It’ll price $eight within the App Store beginning October 24 (Android model coming quickly), half off the unique $15 worth — which I have to say was amazingly beneficiant to start with. You can’t go mistaken right here, belief me.