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Stardew Valley creator shares kind words with fans on the game's 5th anniversary

5 great years

Stardew Valley creator ConcernedApe spent years of his life toiling away on the game, not knowing how it would be received at launch. Thankfully, the game turned out to be a massive hit, and has moved millions upon millions of units. The game's success continues to this day, 5 years after it initially launched.

ConcernedApe took to Twitter on the game's 5th anniversary to share some thoughts on the journey so far, and to thank fans for their support. You can see the message he shared above. If you've been having fun with the game, you should drop a reply and let him know!

Upcoming Stardew Valley patch will fix the blue floor bug and zoom/tile offset issue on Switch

A new update is coming soon to Stardew Valley, fixing some known glitches in the Switch version such as the "blue floor bug" and "zoom/tile offset issue." Some other various bugs such as the "shaking stones" and the "mummified bat issue" will be patched on all console versions. A release date has not been announced at this time, but the update is currently in the approval process and is set to launch ASAP.

Official Stardew Valley board game now available

A whole new way to work the farm

A double surprise for Stardew Valley fans has been announced. An official board game adaptation of the hit title has been revealed, and it's available to purchase right now! The Stardew Valley board game is priced at $55 and can be ordered right here. If you'd like to learn more about the game, read the official description below.

A cooperative board game of farming and friendship based on the Stardew Valley video game by Eric Barone.

For 1 to 4 players
Ages 13+
About 45 minutes per player

Work together with your fellow farmers to save the Valley from the nefarious Joja Corporation! To do this, you'll need to farm, fish, friend and find all kinds of different resources to fulfill Grandpa's Goals and restore the Community Center. Collect all kinds of items, raise animals, and explore the Mine. Gain powerful upgrades and skills, and as the seasons pass, do your best to protect the magic of Stardew Valley!

COMPLEXITY of the GAME

Its really important to us that as a buyer you understand Stardew Valley: The Board Game is not a casual quick game. While it is easy to play once you know the rules, its meant to be challenging. We wanted an experience with depth and replayability. If your game group or family prefers short playtimes (less than 45 minutes) with a small number of rules and components, this game might not be a good fit.

Stardew Valley - Version 1.5 gameplay

Stardew Valley has been updated to Version 1.5, as we mentioned earlier today. If you want to see what Version 1.5 has to offer, you can see some of the new content in action above.

Stardew Valley's Version 1.5 update now live on Switch

Today's the day!

The big day has finally arrived! A few weeks after release on PC, Stardew Valley has gotten its Version 1.5 update on Switch. You can hop on your Switch right now and grab the patch! If you need a recap on everything included in this update, you can find our original breakdown here.

Stardew Valley's Version 1.5 update submitted for certification

Launching in the near future!

PC players have been enjoying the Version 1.5 update for Stardew Valley for awhile now, but what about us Switch owners? It seems the end is in sight, as the patch has been submitted to Nintendo for certification. Now we just have to sit back and wait. Hopefully things go smoothly, because if they do, we could be enjoying Version 1.5 before the month closes out.

Stardew Valley's Version 1.5 update could hit Switch by the end of January 2021

That'll have to Stardew

Stardew Valley was updated to Version 1.5 recently, which packs in a ton of new features and details, along with lots of bug fixes. That update is only available on PC right now, but it's coming to Switch soon.

ConcernedApe, the developer of the game, has said that his plan is to get the update out on Switch in early 2021. If all goes well, we can expect to see the update launch sometime in late January 2021. That's not a solid release date yet, so we'll have to cross our fingers and hope everything goes smoothly between now and then.

Stardew Valley's Version 1.5 update fully detailed

The biggest update yet!

Stardew Valley's Version 1.5 update is coming to Switch sometime early next year, but it's gone live on PC right now. That gives us a chance to check out the many features, changes, and additions this update adds. You can get a complete breakdown of the update below.

New Game Options

If you’re considering starting a new save file for this update, there’s a few new character creation options:

There is a new farm called “Beach Farm“. It’s big, with good fishing and foraging opportunities, and the chance for rare supply crate to wash up on shore. But there’s a catch… the majority of the farm is covered in sandy soil that prevents you from using sprinklers (they get clogged with the sand). If this is your first time playing Stardew Valley, I recommend trying one of the other farms for a more classic experience, but if you’re coming back for another playthrough, Beach Farm might make your experience a little more fresh (it also has a unique look).

There is a new “Advanced Game Options” button in the bottom left of the character creation menu. From here, you can select a variety of options to customize your playthrough. For returning players, I’d recommend trying out the “remixed” Community Center bundles, which randomizes the bundles you’ll get, adding in brand new ones as well as variations of the originals. Remixing the mine rewards can also shake things up… this adds randomized variety to what you can get out of the mine chests.

Make sure to check out the new hairstyles at the end of the hairs list.

Split Screen (Local) Co-Op

To play splitscreen, build a cabin (from Robin’s) for up to 3 other players who will be joining (if you’re starting a new game, you can also select to have cabins already placed at the beginning in the advanced game options menu). Once the cabins are there, open your game menu, scroll down to multiplayer, and select “Start local co-op”. The other players can now join by pressing start on a controller connected to the PC. Please see the options tab in the game menu to adjust the zoom level and UI zoom level to a setting that works well for you. Otherwise, split screen works exactly the same as online multiplayer.

Modding

Some prominent modders were given early access to 1.5 so that they could update their mods in time for release. If you play with mods that you can’t live without, check to see if they might already be updated!

A spoiler-free list of some of the new features to expect:
New people to meet
New goals
Many new items
A new type of quest
A new farm layout
New character events
A new Community Upgrade
Home renovations (after you’ve fully upgraded your house)
Ducks can now swim
You can sit in chairs
You can move your bed
Fish Tanks
A bunch of new furniture items as well as new furniture types like wall sconces
New secrets
9 new music tracks
And so much more… you’ll just have to see, I can’t bear to spoil it

Full changelog here

Stardew Valley Version 1.5 to include Beach Farm setting, and Advanced Game Options

Dewing more than ever

Stardew Valley fans have been patiently waiting for Version 1.5 to release. While we don't have a release date yet, some new details about the patch have been shared.

Version 1.5 is going to allow for the creation of a Beach Farm, which is a new farm type. Along with that, there's going to be Advanced Game Options as well. The screenshot above showcases the many options that new menu includes.

Stardew Valley's Version 1.5 update in the "home stretch"

Almost time for release

Stardew Valley's Version 1.5 update is going to be pretty massive, adding in a ton of new features and more. While there's no official release date for the update, it does seem like development is coming to a close. According to the developer, Version 1.5 is in the "home stretch," but there's some polishing and bug fixing that needs to happen before it can release.

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