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Stardew Valley Developer Reveals New Screenshots of Haunted Chocolatier

While Stardew Valley is still going strong, developer Eric Barone (better known as ConcernedApe) isn't resting on laurels and is currently working on Haunted Chocolatier. Today he shared four new…

October 4, 2023 | 12:20 EDT

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Stardew Valley 1.6 Will Have A New Festival, Secrets, And More

ConcernedApe, also known as Eric Barone, has taken to Twitter to share some new details about what's coming in Stardew Valley 1.6. Remarkably, the developer still doesn't seem to be done with his…

July 18, 2023 | 03:46 EDT

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How Stardew Valley Could Have Impacted Story of Seasons

Stardew Valley turned the gaming community upside down when it was released in 2016, especially the farming sim community. According to the game's press page, the indie hit has sold over 20 million…

January 14, 2023 | 12:00 EST

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A Harvest Moon Stardew Valley Mod Lets You Explore Mineral Town

Have you been looking for a new farming sim to enjoy? Well, a Harvest Moon Stardew Valley mod might be what the digital farmer ordered. The Welcome to Mineral Town mod brings you back into the world…

October 18, 2022 | 10:54 EDT

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Stardew Valley 1.6 Will Be a 'Modding-Focused' Update

Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has effectively confirmed the Stardew Valley 1.6 update is in development, but don't expect a lot of new content -- this next update is focused on making modding better.…

June 24, 2022 | 01:35 EDT

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Stardew Valley Pokemon Mod Pokemania Returns

Stardew Valley is known for being one of the best relaxing and wholesome games to have come out in the past decade, but people are always wanting to spruce up games with something else. Not much hits…

May 19, 2022 | 03:32 EDT

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Haunted Chocolatier Will Probably Have Boss Battles

It seems that ConcernedApe's sophomore game Haunted Chocolatier will have boss battles, marking a significant departure from its predecessor Stardew Valley. Haunted Chocolatier is the next game from…

April 5, 2022 | 02:58 EDT

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Stardew Valley Guides - Guide Hub

Fans of modern Farming RPGs owe a lot to Stardew Valley -- this indie game exploded onto the scene and practically revived the genre singlehandedly, although other games like Terraria and Minecraft …

August 27, 2022 | 11:57 EDT

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ConcernedApe Takes Over Stardew Valley Mobile Publishing

Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has now taken over Stardew Valley mobile publishing, concluding his multiplatform publishing deal with Chucklefish. Stardew Valley is one of the biggest farming RPGs in…

March 17, 2022 | 01:48 EDT

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The Appeal of Escapism in Gaming

To say 2020 was an arduous year would be an understatement. It thrust many of us, myself included, into situations we would never have imagined otherwise. The need for escapism was high. How could a…

May 26, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Spring of Year 5: Reflecting on Stardew Valley with Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone

In an ever more chaotic world, Stardew Valley has become a place of escape. Amidst everything from pandemics to political instability, more and more gamers have turned to titles which allow them to…

February 26, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Stardew Valley Mod Allows for Platonic Partnerships

Are you tired of the end-goal of every major relationship involving getting married and having children? A new mod for the farming sim Stardew Valley allows players to engage in platonic (non-…

February 25, 2021 | 11:44 EST

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5 Best and Worst Characters In Stardew Valley

Like any good farming sim, Stardew Valley has an abundance of NPCs to talk and interact with, give gifts to, and progress their storylines. And like any good game site, we are here to judge them! So…

February 25, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Stardew Valley v. 1.5 - How to Solve The Ginger Island Mermaid Puzzle

Stardew Valley version 1.5 offers lots of tricky puzzles for players to solve on Ginger Island, the game's newly released tropical paradise. Many of these puzzles reward players with Golden Walnuts,…

December 31, 2020 | 03:58 EST

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Best Stardew Valley Romances | Who To Pick

While not strictly necessary, having another pair of hands around the farm never hurt anybody. Farming RPG Stardew Valley, developed by ConcernedApe, lets you marry one of six bachelors or…

January 3, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Stardew Valley v.1.5 - Ginger Island Fossil Guide

There's lots to do on Ginger Island, the new area of Stardew Valley unlocked with the game's recently released Version 1.5 update. One of the new activities is helping the archaeologist Professor…

December 28, 2020 | 06:21 EST

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Stardew Valley Leo Guide - Best Gifts and Location

Leo is the primary new NPC introduced in the latest patch for Stardew Valley. Stranded on Ginger Island for a long time, he has come to think of the local parrots as his friends and family.…

December 24, 2020 | 01:02 EST

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Stardew Valley v1.5 - Ginger Island Hidden Shrine Guide

Stardew Valley's newest location, Ginger Island, is full of hidden secrets. The island — which was added to the game with the Version 1.5 update — contains a number of secret puzzles to solve. These…

December 23, 2020 | 04:57 EST

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Stardew Valley v1.5 - How to Get to Ginger Island

Yesterday, Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone surprised fans by releasing the long-awaited version 1.5 content update several weeks earlier than planned. V1.5 adds new tasks to…

December 22, 2020 | 01:58 EST

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Stardew Valley 1.5 Update Released on PC

It was only earlier today that we were writing about the newest comment that Eric 'Concerned Ape' Barone made about the Stardew Valley 1.5 update, thinking that there was going to be some time before…

December 21, 2020 | 03:03 EST

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Stardew Valley's 1.5 Update Brings Beach Farms, Advanced Game Options Menu

Eric Barone, better known as Concerned Ape and the creator of Stardew Valley, has announced that the 1.5 update for his creation would have a new type of farm called a Beach Farm and a new Advanced…

December 21, 2020 | 09:52 EST

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Stardew Valley 1.5 Update Is 'More Heavy on the Late-Game Content'

The Stardew Valley 1.5 Update is "in the home stretch" according to Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone, the game's lead developer. This announcement also notes that the next big update will be have a heavy…

November 13, 2020 | 04:35 EST

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What's the Future of Stardew Valley?

The future of Stardew Valley is uncertain, although that's not as ominous as it sounds at first glance. Developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has a lot of things he'd like to do with his Farming RPG,…

September 8, 2020 | 03:57 EDT

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Stardew Valley Collector's Edition is Finally Coming in 2020

A Stardew Valley Collector's Edition is on the way and up for pre-order after literally years of demand. For the first time ever, fans of farming RPGs can pick up a physical copy of this great game…

July 30, 2020 | 02:06 EDT

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Stardew Valley 1.5 Content Update is Under Development

Good news for farming fans itching for more content — Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has announced the Stardew Valley 1.5 Content Update is coming. He hasn't just announced this next batch of content for…

February 26, 2020 | 09:28 EST

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Stardew Valley Rare Seed Guide — Best Uses for Sweet Gem Berry

The Rare Seed in Stardew Valley is a mysterious item that seems almost unattainable in the early game, but it can lead you down a path of massive profit if you play your cards right and make the most…

January 9, 2020 | 08:00 EST

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You Can Now Play Stardew Valley on Your Tesla

I've written about Stardew Valley for years, joking that it would one day be released on things like the Samsung Smart Fridge. Leave it to Elon Musk to throw me a curveball and announce a Stardew…

December 20, 2019 | 12:30 EST

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Stardew Valley 1.4 Console Edition Has Arrived

Surprise! The Stardew Valley 1.4 console content update is now live! "The Stardew Valley 1.4 update is now available on Switch & PS4, and should be coming to Xbox in the next couple of hours,"…

December 17, 2019 | 02:30 EST

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The Stardew Valley 1.4 Update Adds Convenience and Charm to an Already Great Game

I think it's safe to say I'm a massive fan of Stardew Valley. I have over 500 hours in the game, a number that is worryingly large to some and hilariously small to the really dedicated folks out…

December 23, 2019 | 11:00 EST

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Stardew Valley 1.4 PC Patch Notes Have Arrived

After a terribly long wait, the Stardew Valley 1.4 PC patch notes are here! This new patch brings a new farm map, new areas to explore, and just a whole boatload of cool content for players to enjoy…

November 26, 2019 | 03:11 EST

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Stardew Valley Multiplayer Guide

The 1.4 patch for Stardew Valley has finally arrived, and many people are either going to be returning to the game to play with friends or starting a multiplayer game for the first time. As many as…

November 25, 2019 | 08:15 EST

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Stardew Valley 1.4 Release Date for PC Finally Announced

After roughly a year of waiting, the Stardew Valley 1.4 release date has finally been announced for PC. Players have been looking forward to a mysterious (and ever-increasing) batch of new content…

November 13, 2019 | 08:00 EST

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ConcernedApe Self-Publishing Stardew Valley On Switch

Stardew Valley developer ConcernedApe (real name Eric Barone) is dropping Chucklefish as the game's producer on Nintendo Switch. This means Barone will self-publish Stardew Valley on all platforms…

October 2, 2019 | 05:21 EDT

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Stardew Valley PS4 Multiplayer Has Finally Arrived, Xbox One Still Delayed

Stardew Valley PS4 multiplayer has finally arrived several months after it was originally scheduled to deploy. While PC and Nintendo Switch players have been enjoying multiplayer gameplay on their…

September 26, 2019 | 10:30 EDT

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Stardew Valley 1.4 Update Teased, Console Multiplayer Delayed Yet Again

The hotly-anticipated Stardew Valley 1.4 Update has been teased by developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone, showing off a brand-new feature that players can expect to use on their farm. Unfortunately,…

September 6, 2019 | 03:00 EDT

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Stardew Valley Separate Money Feature and New Map Teased by Developer

A Stardew Valley Separate Money feature has been teased on the developer's official Twitter account. ConcernedApe took to Twitter to share a screenshot (seen above) which highlights this new feature…

April 29, 2019 | 06:06 EDT

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Stardew Valley 1.4 Update is 'Coming Along Very Well'

The Stardew Valley 1.4 Update is "coming along very well" according to its developer. Previously, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone had assumed sole control of the game for many of the platforms on which it…

April 23, 2019 | 09:30 EDT

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Stardew Valley Android Release Date Set for March 2019

The Stardew Valley Android release date has been set for March 2019 according to a press release from the publishers. Stardew Valley is on pretty much anything with a computer chip and a screen, but…

February 26, 2019 | 04:00 EST

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Stardew Valley Android Version Coming Soon, Pre-Registration Now Open

The Stardew Valley Android version has been in the works for a while now. The most recent news we had on this particular mobile version was back in October 2018 when the iOS version of the game…

February 14, 2019 | 05:16 EST

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Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch Multiplayer Is Almost Here

Stardew Valley Nintendo Switch multiplayer is almost here! Finally, you'll be able to play the game with your friends on Nintendo's hybrid handheld console. For those not in the know, Stardew Valley …

December 10, 2018 | 04:13 EST

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ConcernedApe Publishing Stardew Valley By Himself This December

ConcernedApe publishing Stardew Valley might have been the plan from the beginning but he took on Chucklefish as a partner to make use of their expertise. Now the indie game developer will be taking…

November 30, 2018 | 05:21 EST

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Stardew Valley iOS Version Crosses $1 Million In Sales on iTunes

The Stardew Valley iOS version has already brought in over $1 million for ConcernedApe and Chucklefish according to a blog post on mobile app analytics business Sensortower. Stardew Valley is a…

November 14, 2018 | 10:00 EST

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Stardew Valley Comes To iOS October 24, Android Version Coming Soon

Stardew Valley, a spiritual successor to Harvest Moon (and a damn fine one at that) is expanding its availability yet again with an announcement that the game will be coming to iOS in just a couple…

October 10, 2018 | 12:15 EDT

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Farm With Friends In Stardew Valley Multiplayer, Coming To PC August 1

After a couple of years of waiting and nearly three months worth of testing, Stardew Valley players won't have to wait much longer for multiplayer to make its way to PC - a tweet from the game's…

July 20, 2018 | 02:59 EDT

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Stardew Valley Multiplayer Beta Impressions - Healthy Growth

The Stardew Valley multiplayer beta has begun on Steam (and will kick off in a few days for GOG), and I was quite excited to hop on with a friend and give it a whirl. Fortunately, my buddy Shaun…

May 3, 2018 | 12:00 EDT

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Stardew Valley Multiplayer Beta Now Available On Steam

The Stardew Valley multiplayer beta is now available for testing on PC via Steam according to a news post on the game's official website. Stardew Valley had always planned to have multiplayer as a…

May 1, 2018 | 04:42 EDT

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ConcernedApe Updates Fans On Stardew Valley Multiplayer Beta

Stardew Valley is steadily making progress towards the release of its multiplayer beta, according to lead developer ConcernedApe in a blog post on the game's official website. Initially released as…

February 15, 2018 | 05:10 EST

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Stardew Valley #1 On Switch Eshop, Over 3.5m Owners On Steam

Stardew Valley has sold over 3.5 million copies on Steam as reported by analyst firm Superdata. Initially created by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone as a solo project, Stardew Valley picked up steam…

January 22, 2018 | 05:01 EST