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Indie farm-em-up Stardew Valley is coming to iOS and Android

Stardew Valley, the hit indie farming sport made by one man in his spare time, is coming to cell. I’ve dropped dozens of hours into this charming l...

 

Stardew Valley, the hit indie farming sport made by one man in his spare time, is coming to cell. I’ve dropped dozens of hours into this charming little non secular 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 sport the place you inherit a farm close to a beautiful little city and should restore it, befriend (and romance) the locals, fish, battle your manner via caverns, forage for spring onions and wild horseradish, mine ore, and… effectively, there’s quite a bit. Amazingly, it was created fully by one particular person, 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 fascinating profile not too long ago.)

Happily 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 most important consoles and is now coming to iOS — undiminished, Barone was cautious to level out in a weblog put up. This sport is massive, however nothing is ignored from the cell port.

“”It’s the total sport, not a minimize down model, and performs virtually identically to all different variations,” he wrote. “The principle distinction is that it has been rebuilt for touch-screen gameplay on iOS (new UI, menu methods and controls).”

Barone has added quite a bit to the sport since its launch in early 2016, and the cell model will embody these updates as much as 1.three — which means you’ll have a number of extra areas and options however not the multiplayer choices most not too long ago added. These are deliberate, nevertheless, so if you wish to do a co-op farm you’ll simply have to attend a bit. No mods will likely 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 by way of iTunes. No want to begin over once more, which, enjoyable as it’s, is usually a bit daunting if you understand how a lot time you’ve put into the sport to begin with.

I can’t advocate Stardew Valley sufficient, and the controls must be greater than sufficient for the laid-back gameplay it gives (fight is pretty forgiving). It’ll value $ eight within the App Retailer 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’ll be able to’t go incorrect right here, belief me.