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 aircraft 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, combat your manner by way of caverns, forage for spring onions and wild horseradish, mine ore, and… effectively, there’s loads. Amazingly, it was created solely by one particular person, Eric Barone, who taught himself to code, make pixel artwork, compose music and do actually every little thing. And sure, it took a very long time. (GQ of all issues wrote an interesting profile lately.)
Thankfully it was an enormous hit, to Barone’s nice shock and little question pleasure, and deservedly so.
Initially 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 massive, however nothing is not noted from the cell port.
“It’s the complete recreation, not a lower down model, and performs virtually identically to all different variations,” he wrote. “The primary distinction is that it has been rebuilt for touch-screen gameplay on iOS (new UI, menu techniques and controls).”
Barone has added loads to the sport since its launch in early 2016, and the cell model will embody these updates as much as 1.three — that means you’ll have a number of extra areas and options however not the multiplayer choices most lately added. These are deliberate, nonetheless, so if you wish to do a co-op farm you’ll simply have to attend a bit. No mods will probably be supported, alas.
In a uncommon deal with for cell ports, you’ll be able to take your progress from the PC model and switch it to iOS through iTunes. No want to begin over once more, which, enjoyable as it’s, generally is a bit daunting if you notice how a lot time you’ve put into the sport to begin with.
I can’t suggest Stardew Valley sufficient, and the controls ought to be greater than ample for the laid-back gameplay it affords (fight is pretty forgiving). It’ll price $eight within the App Retailer beginning October 24 (Android model coming quickly), half off the unique $15 value — which I have to say was amazingly beneficiant to start with. You may’t go unsuitable right here, belief me.