Indie farming RPG Stardew Valley is about to receive a major update that adds new farm buildings, crops, artisan goods, new producing mechanics, and much more. The game's creator, Eric Barone, has mentioned that a co-op multiplayer mode is also on the way, along with ports for the Mac, Linux, and consoles. Language localization for non-English regions is on the agenda as well.
Inspired by Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley is a farming simulator that sees you rebuilding your grandfather's farm, which includes raising crops, tending to livestock, mining for ores, interacting with villagers, and using the in-game money to upgrade tools and buildings. Since its debut in February, the game has sold over one million copies, becoming one of the best-selling indie titles of the year.
Patch 1.1 will include the ability to move buildings, marriage content for all spouses, secrets, and improvements to mining and combat. Here's what's planned:
- More late-game content
- New farm buildings
- New crops
- New artisan goods
- New advanced farming/producing mechanics
- Shane and Emily will be marriage candidates. They will also have more events and dialogue as a result.
- More marriage content for all spouses
- More events for the non-marriage NPC's
- Improvements/Additions to mining and combat
- Ability to move buildings and other convenience features
- More bug fixes
- More secrets
- More small, fun touches to the world
Read more about what's coming up in the official blog post here. If you haven't yet, be sure to check out the game on Steam.
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