Stardew Valley - a Harvest Moon type game

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  • rice_sandwich 26 Feb 2016 07:30:19 2,637 posts
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    A new Harvest Moon type game releasing today on Steam. Looks promising. Has a mixture of farming and combat from what I've seen of it.

    Blurb from the Web site below

    Stardew Valley is an open-ended country-life RPG, coming to PC on February 26th, 2016!

    You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!

    Features

    Turn your overgrown field into a lively farm! Raise animals, grow crops, start an orchard, craft useful machines, and more! You’ll have plenty of space to create the farm of your dreams.

    Improve your skills over time. As you make your way from a struggling greenhorn to a master farmer, you’ll level up in 5 different areas: farming, mining, combat, fishing, and foraging. As you progress, you’ll learn new cooking and crafting recipes, unlock new areas to explore, and customize your skills by choosing from a variety of professions.

    Become part of the local community. With over 30 unique characters living in Stardew Valley, you won’t have a problem finding new friends! Each person has their own daily schedule, birthday, unique mini-cutscenes, and new things to say throughout the week and year. As you make friends with them, they will open up to you, ask you for help with their personal troubles, or tell you their secrets! Take part in seasonal festivals such as the luau, haunted maze, and feast of the winter star.

    Explore a vast, mysterious cave. As you travel deeper underground, you’ll encounter new and dangerous monsters, powerful weapons, new environments, valuable gemstones, raw materials for crafting and upgrading tools, and mysteries to be uncovered.

    Breathe new life into the valley. Since JojaMart opened, the old way of life in Stardew Valley has changed. Much of the town’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair. Help restore Stardew Valley to it’s former glory by repairing the old community center, or take the alternate route and join forces with Joja Corporation.

    Court and marry a partner to share your life on the farm with. There are 10 available bachelors and bachelorettes to woo, each with unique character progression cutscenes. Once married, your partner will live on the farm with you. Who knows, maybe you’ll have kids and start a family?

    Spend a relaxing afternoon at one of the local fishing spots. The waters are teeming with seasonal varieties of delicious fish. Craft bait, bobbers, and crab pots to help you in your journey toward catching every fish and becoming a local legend!

    Donate artifacts and minerals to the local museum.

    Cook delicious meals and craft useful items to help you out. With over 100 cooking and crafting recipes, you’ll have a wide variety of items to create. Some dishes you cook will even give you temporary boosts to skills, running speed, or combat prowess. Craft useful objects like scarecrows, oil makers, furnaces, or even the rare and expensive crystalarium.

    Customize the appearance of your character and house. With hundreds of decorative items to choose from, you’ll have no trouble creating the home of your dreams!

    Over two hours of original music.
  • UncleLou Moderator 26 Feb 2016 09:34:44 38,552 posts
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    Had that on the wishlist for a while after I saw a preview somewhere, more for the missus than me, but it does look lovely:

  • rice_sandwich 26 Feb 2016 10:02:10 2,637 posts
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    Yeah, it looks exactly the kind of thing I like - fun, relaxing, lets you build and create stuff. I'll download it tonight and try to post some comments re gameplay. Looks like Harvest Moon on pc basically.
  • rice_sandwich 26 Feb 2016 19:36:16 2,637 posts
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    So...first impressions. Very good! Graphics are charming, sound is good, it works well with a controller. Very easy to get into if you've ever played any type of farming game. The farm is pretty huge and it looks like there's tons to do. Well worth £10.99
  • JessicaDQ8 27 Feb 2016 20:02:37 1 posts
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    Just saw the trailer for this today. I had a Harvest Moon game on Wii I believe, a few years back. I really enjoyed the style of game and put a good few hours in but abandoned it in frustration as I could never get all the chores done on my farm and go mining and please the NPCs before the end of each day (maybe I was playing badly). I'm hoping Stardew Valley will be the same but more chill on time constraints. Gonna buy it tomorrow probably.
  • magicpanda 28 Feb 2016 19:41:51 14,607 posts
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    This is pretty good. Taps straight into your inner autist.

    If you ever got off on animal crossing etc it's well worth a tenner.

    Edited by magicpanda at 19:42:18 28-02-2016
  • rice_sandwich 28 Feb 2016 19:54:55 2,637 posts
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    The fishing is really difficult though!
  • magicpanda 28 Feb 2016 23:48:59 14,607 posts
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    WHERE DID THE LAST 9 HOURS GO?!  FUCK.
  • magicpanda 29 Feb 2016 11:46:29 14,607 posts
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    @UncleLou It's a winner. I'm sure the 'missus' will love it ;)
  • Rivuzu 29 Feb 2016 11:48:10 16,232 posts
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  • LittleSparra 29 Feb 2016 11:49:34 6,597 posts
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    Any word of a console release? Gf would love it but not on PC...
  • magicpanda 1 Mar 2016 13:31:47 14,607 posts
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    rice_sandwich wrote:
    The fishing is really difficult though!
    Gets much easier past level 1. Fishing dude sells soup which helps.
  • rice_sandwich 5 Mar 2016 08:10:37 2,637 posts
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    A good review over at RPS:

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/03/04/stardew-valley-review/
  • magicpanda 5 Mar 2016 09:04:57 14,607 posts
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    Addicted doesn't really cover it. I don't usually like these games but it's consumed 50 hours.
  • UncleLou Moderator 5 Mar 2016 09:21:29 38,552 posts
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    @LittleSparra At the risk of sounding like a broken record - SteamLink.

    The only problem is that, with the missus - yeah, magicpanda, it's her, not me ;-) - being somewhat adicted, this means the TV *and* my PC are occupied.

    Edited by UncleLou at 09:24:33 05-03-2016
  • LittleSparra 5 Mar 2016 09:45:00 6,597 posts
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    ABring on streaming to xbone!
  • UncleLou Moderator 7 Mar 2016 11:53:44 38,552 posts
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    Nearly 300k owners now on Steam, according to SteamSpy. That's a bit insane, never, ever would have thought that.
  • Rivuzu 7 Mar 2016 12:02:54 16,232 posts
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    Does this support controllers? I thought it was mostly M+K, especially for things like the menu.
  • UncleLou Moderator 7 Mar 2016 12:04:44 38,552 posts
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    It does. Some stuff can be a bit tedious with a pad, but it works.
  • Jeepers 7 Mar 2016 12:22:01 16,171 posts
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    Hoping the muttered-about Mac version appears.
  • magicpanda 10 Mar 2016 17:58:46 14,607 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    Nearly 300k owners now on Steam, according to SteamSpy. That's a bit insane, never, ever would have thought that.
    Creeping up to half a million now.

    http://www.pcgamer.com/stardew-valley-sales/

    Edited by magicpanda at 17:59:06 10-03-2016
  • Zidargh 10 Mar 2016 18:19:46 1,891 posts
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    So despite this game being made by one man, does it have depth that is on par with Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons or Rune Factory?
  • Envirasu 10 Mar 2016 18:42:15 2 posts
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    Thanks for posting this. It'll be a perfect gift for someone I know.
  • rice_sandwich 10 Mar 2016 20:14:22 2,637 posts
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    Zidargh wrote:
    So despite this game being made by one man, does it have depth that is on par with Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons or Rune Factory?
    I'd say so. It's basically Harvest Moon on pc. Perhaps not quite as in depth as the massive amount of things that Rune Factory 4 but still a very involved game with loads of things to do.
  • Deleted user 10 March 2016 22:27:50
    This game is great.
  • RobAnybody 14 Dec 2016 10:09:31 1,407 posts
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    Now out on PS4 and XBone.
  • y2rich 14 Dec 2016 10:12:25 3,050 posts
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    This needs a Vita version
  • UncleLou Moderator 14 Dec 2016 10:50:06 38,552 posts
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    @y2rich Not sure it would work too well on such a tiny screen, to be honest. Maybe with a lot of zooming in and out, but it's a game that has been developed with a certain amount of screen real estate in mind.

    Edit: or maybe it would work, looking at the trailer above again in a small youtube video - nothing anymore for my increasing presbyopia, mind. :)

    Edited by UncleLou at 10:55:36 14-12-2016
  • y2rich 14 Dec 2016 10:52:57 3,050 posts
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    @UncleLou given the number of Harvest Moons on handheld I beg to differ.
  • UncleLou Moderator 14 Dec 2016 10:58:40 38,552 posts
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    @y2rich They have been made with tiny screens in mind, unlike Stardew Valley. It would certainly require some massive interface changes.
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