Stardew Valley, a farming/life simulator reminiscent of the classic Harvest Moon, has finally received a long-awaited port to Mac and Linux.
Originally released for PC back in February, it sold 1 million copies in less than two months. There are Let’s Plays aplenty, showcasing the game’s endless opportunities for everything from crops to long-term love. It’s an impressive title, considering all the heavy work has been done by only one man – developer ConcernedApe.
In Stardew Valley, the player takes the role of a character that, to get away from the hustle of an office job, takes over their grandfather’s dilapidated farm in a place known as Stardew Valley. The player manages their character’s time and energy levels as they clear land, plant and tend to crop, raise livestock, craft goods, mine for ores, and engage in social activities, including romances leading towards marriage, with the various residents of the small town, all while earning in-game money to expand their farm. The game is open-ended, allowing the player to take on activities as they see fit.
Publisher Chucklefish confirmed back in June that a port is in the works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Wii U. With the announcement of the game’s new availability for two new operating systems, the developer also confirmed a multiplayer mode is in the works, along with “a big update for the game.” The multiplayer mode will be handled by Chucklefish, allowing ConcernedApe to focus on “creating new game content for version 1.1”.
Planned for version 1.1 is a long list including everything from new crops to more marriage content, and naturally, all sorts of bug fixes.
Stardew Valley is available for $14.99 on Steam, and the soundtrack is available separately for $4.99.