Stardew Valley announces co-op multiplayer and console ports are coming

    
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Stardew Valley announces co-op multiplayer and console ports are coming

Have you been sucked into the charming microcosm of farming, dating, and crafting that is Stardew Valley? This retro-designed indie title is one of the big breakout hits of 2016, and now it looks as though it’s poised to make an impression on the multiplayer space.

Currently, Stardew Valley offers only a single-player experience, but that should change in the near future. Version 1.1 for the game will contain a co-op multiplayer mode, although it’s not known if this means just being able to play with one other person online or several. The game’s sole developer said that he is farming (cough) out the multiplayer and console port efforts to another studio so that he can focus on creating more content for the game.

“This should result in faster overall development and reduced workload for me, while preserving my artistic control over Stardew Valley,” wrote creator Eric Barone. “There’s no official timetable for any of this yet. Mainly I just want to let you all know that multiplayer, porting, and localization are actively being worked on.”

Stardew Valley is only $15 on Steam and GOG, although be warned: It will suck your life’s hours away with its “one more turn” addictiveness.

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SenshiruK
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SenshiruK

Vexia Highly recommend you finish those finals first.  It will be awhile before you can recover from those first few days of “Just one more turn.”

mysecretid
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camelotcrusade Oleg Chebeneev 
Heh. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve yelled goddammit to an empty room because of a game, we’d all be having these gaming conversations on the beach outside of my mansion, on my privately-owned Caribbean island. :-)

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camelotcrusade Oleg Chebeneev 
I find it a bit too random for the hardest fishes; when the fish decides to keep jumping back and forth between the top and the bottom of the meter there is little the player can do.
But yeah, it’s a huge improvement over the typical MMO fishing minigame, and about on par with some of the best thought fishing minigames of single-player games.

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

Oleg Chebeneev  Yeah nothing makes me yell goddamnit to an empty room like getting the crazy fish, or maybe barely grabbing a chest to have my bobber bounce and kill the fish.  Heheh.

Denngar
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Denngar

This might be the excuse I need to buy the game!

Vexia
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Vexia

Armsbend Vexia IMO the GBA ones are the series’ peak. After that, they wanted to throw in gimmicky stories and stuff like that. The newer ones have character and farm customization which is cool, but good luck lining up your fences without graying a few hairs in the process.
Rune Factory is still pretty good… if we ever get another one. Maybe the creator’s next game could be a farming life simulator with fantasy RPG elements.

Vexia
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Vexia

korsobar Suddenly… I want to see this too. :P

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Dope_Danny Harvest Moon isn’t that dead. They just keep putting in weird as heck gameplay mechanics into it. Like Minecraft terraforming.

Necro Mage
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Necro Mage

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the single player game.
Multiplayer might blow my mind.
(p.s. the only thing that could make this game better is necromancy)

BKone
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BKone

Sigbjorn BKone I mean the original Harvest moon that came out in 1997 on SNES. Published by Nintedno.
Yeah, I’m old so get off my lawn…