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Stardew Valley: The Board Game goes back on sale on this weekNov 1, 2021 - PC GamerOn February 23, Stardew Valley: The Board Game was revealed to the world. On February 24, Stardew Valley: The Board Game completely sold out. Unsurprising, perhaps, considering the non-stop popularity of the idyllic farm-life sim, but still very disappointing for fans hoping to take a more analog journey through the valley... Read more.Stardew Valley's official board game adaptation goes back on sale this WednesdayNov 1, 2021 - EurogamerEarlier this year, developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone surprised fans with news that Stardew Valley was making the jump to the tabletop with an official board game adaptation. Unfortunately, the first batch went fast - but those that missed out on the initial run now have a second chance at acquiring the game, with orders re-opening this Wednesday. Online orders will once again only be available for shipping within the US, but Barone says he's teamed up with a number of distributors in the UK, the EU, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this time around, and that copies will be available directly from local stores in these regions. "It's not possible for us to keep track of which stores specifically," he adds, "so the best way is to contact your local store and ask if they are carrying copies. For those within the US, the Stardew Valley board game will be available for purchase online from 12pm PST on Wednesday, 3rd November. Do note, however, that orders may not be delivered in time for Christmas given ongoing issues impacting shipping. Read more AGDQ 2022 includes Stardew Valley in 20 minutes and blindfolded SekiroNov 1, 2021 - PCGamesNGames Done Quick, the twice-annual charity speedrunning event, will once again be bringing us a dose of speedily-beaten games this coming January. Event organisers have revealed the full game list for AGDQ 2022, and from Actraiser to Zadette there are a load of fun runs on the schedule, and fans of everything from farming games to bomb defusal simulations will find something satisfying. Some of the big PC games on the list include Sekrio: Shadows Die Twice, which will be completed blindfolded in a two hour, forty-five minute estimate by Mitchriz. We're also getting a full Stardew Valley community center restoration - one accomplished through glitches - in 20 minutes, courtesy of runner Olenoname. Deathloop, which you may know as our first 10/10 game in two years, will be completed in under 25 minutes, and we're getting an all boss race through Dark Souls between Danflesh and Ecdycis. For something completely different, Procyon will be taking on Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes' giant Centurion bomb in just over an hour. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Stardew Valley modders are already bringing Haunted Chocolatier to life Haunted Chocolatier is the next game from the creator of Stardew Valley A Stardew Valley player is recreating recipes on TikTok Stardew Valley modders are already bringing Haunted Chocolatier to lifeOct 27, 2021 - PCGamesNIt's likely to be a long time before we get to play Haunted Chocolatier, the next game from Stardew Valley creator Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone. But it's almost Halloween, and it's tough to imagine a better way to spend the holiday than surrounded by pleasant ghosts encouraging you to create delicious chocolate. Luckily, Stardew Valley modders have it covered. The Haunted Chocolatier mod by Edu Anttunes is available on Nexus Mods, and it will bring a bit of cocoa flavour to your farm. It introduces cocoa trees, and four new recipes: cooking chocolate, chocolate bars, white chocolate bars, and simple truffles. It also replaces a few bits of furniture so you can decorate your abode with ghosts and chocolate cauldrons. Not quite the full Haunted Chocolatier experience, but certainly a cute way to change up your Stardew Valley decor. The real Haunted Chocolatier will have you gathering ingredients in a fantasy world, using them to make fancy types of chocolate, and then selling the results at your chocolate shop - though the game's still early enough in development that the details might change. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Haunted Chocolatier is the next game from the creator of Stardew Valley A Stardew Valley player is recreating recipes on TikTok This Stardew Valley mod gives you an old abandoned school to fix up Haunted Chocolatier is the next game from the creator of Stardew ValleyOct 21, 2021 - PCGamesNStardew Valley creator Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone has announced his next game. Haunted Chocolatier is in development, but don't expect to be playing it any time soon. The debut teaser trailer looks like it will scratch a whole lot of Stardew Valley itches, but instead of farming, you'll be gathering ingredients to make chocolate. Maybe even haunted ghost chocolate. It looks very much like Stardew Valley, but it appears to have a much greater focus on Zelda-style combat and overworld exploration. We see the lead character exploring a fantasy world through a mysterious portal, then apparently returning to a haunted castle to interact with characters and, er, make chocolate. Haunted Chocolatier is "evolving organically as I develop it, so I'm not sure where it will go," Barone explains in a blog post. "But at its core, the gameplay loop involves gathering ingredients, making chocolate, and running a chocolate shop. Of course, there's a lot more to the game than that, but I don't want to get too deep into at this early stage, partly because I don't want to be tied down to any particular concept of what the game is." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: A Stardew Valley player is recreating recipes on TikTok This Stardew Valley mod gives you an old abandoned school to fix up Stardew Valley player introduces gladiatorial combat to the chill farming sim Stardew Valley creator's next game is an adorable chocolate shop simOct 21, 2021 - PC GamerIn a surprise reveal today, Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone announced his next game Haunted Chocolatier, a shop sim about running a spooky chocolate shop and living in a haunted castle. We've been waiting for years to hear what Barone would work on next after spending so much time developing major free updates to his farm life simulation. The big announcement has now been shared and I can't wait to hear more about what he has planned for an equally adorable new game... Read more.A Stardew Valley player is recreating recipes on TikTokOct 18, 2021 - PCGamesNFood is one of the more important parts of Stardew Valley. Managing your energy levels in the chill farming simulator is central to the game's appeal of growing in harmony with your limits, and taking the time to cook a hearty meal pays off with more stamina than munching down a slab of corn. But what if you actually tried to cook Stardew Valley's meals in real life? It's more complicated than you might think. TikTok user The Queen of Sauce, or Ali, has already created 30 of Stardew Valley's food offerings, with another 50 to go. Speaking to GamesRadar, though, she reveals that the most challenging part so far isn't the sheer amount of recipes there are, but that some ingredients just don't exist, while others don't go together. Ali reveals that the Strange Buns have been the most challenging dish for her to recreate for those reasons. You've got to make them with periwinkle and void mayonnaise, and the latter doesn't really exist. The TikToker also has plans to re-imagine the recipe in time for Halloween to give it a much sweeter taste. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: This Stardew Valley mod gives you an old abandoned school to fix up Stardew Valley player introduces gladiatorial combat to the chill farming sim Stardew Valley has sold 15 million copies, including five million in the past two years This Stardew Valley mod gives you an old abandoned school to fix upOct 12, 2021 - PCGamesNA big theme of Stardew Valley is rebuilding. You come to Pelican Town not just to fix up your grandfather's old farm, but to rebuild your life into something more fulfilling and meaningful. Stardew Valley is, however, more than five years old. While the game gets an update here and there to keep it fresh, we like to check out what the modding community is getting up to keep the game vibrant. One of the more recent mods to capture our eye is xiddav's Little Red School House mod, which is also about rebuilding. This one adds an old, broken school to Pelican Town, which you can find near the playground. You'll need to take fixing it up into your own hands, though, by fulfilling the special orders board. You'll notice a woodpile near the ruined school, which is where you'll want to take the items needed for the special order. Once the school is complete, it'll hum with life. Penny, Jas, and Vincent will attend, though you won't see Leo just yet. Xiddav explains that they haven't met Leo in-game yet, so they don't want to spoil anything for themselves, which is fair! Oh, and perhaps most importantly, there's a class hamster called Russel. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Stardew Valley player introduces gladiatorial combat to the chill farming sim Stardew Valley has sold 15 million copies, including five million in the past two years Stardew Valley creator's next game may be announced "fairly soon" Stardew Valley player introduces gladiatorial combat to the chill farming simSep 20, 2021 - PCGamesNStardew Valley is a chill game about farming and learning to grow within your limits. It's only natural, then, that a modder adds a pinch of chaos every now and then. We once reported on a mod that adds a horde mode with homicidal scarecrows, but the most recent fan-made addition to catch our eye is more about arena-based combat. XxHarvzBackxX's Arena Challenges mod introduces a new location where you can go to defeat monsters for rewards - are you not entertained? The challenges range in difficulty but you'll be rewarded for your time and effort. The modder explains that you can find the arena by heading to a door in the mines. Once you enter, you'll be brought to a lobby of sorts. There you'll see a chap at a desk who will whisk you away to the arena after asking a slew of questions. If you complete the challenge, you'll get a reward that's proportional to the difficulty you selected. The modder doesn't give much away about what prizes are on offer, though they're "very valuable". Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Stardew Valley has sold 15 million copies, including five million in the past two years Stardew Valley creator's next game may be announced "fairly soon" Lightyear Frontier looks like Stardew Valley with a dash of No Man's Sky Stardew Valley has sold 15 million copies, including five million in the past two yearsSep 8, 2021 - PCGamesNSeptember 8, 2021 Stardew Valley has reached 15 million units sold. Stardew Valley sales have reached yet another massive milestone, as the farming RPG has surpassed 15 million copies sold. That's impressive enough, but perhaps the most notable part is that the game's success has not slowed down a bit - in fact, thanks to its continued releases on a wide variety of platforms, Stardew Valley has sold more in the last two years than any point before. PC players got Stardew Valley on February 26, 2016. The game was an instant hit, and sold one million copies in the space of two months. Console versions followed in late 2016, and the Switch port landed in October 2017. By January 2018, SuperData reported that the game had sold 3.5 million copies (via GamesBeat) - and that's before the iOS port launched later the same year. In January 2020, the official site was been updated to report that Stardew Valley has sold 10 million copies worldwide. Now, a year later, it's been updated again to report 15 million units sold. Once again, my childhood obsession with Harvest Moon 64 has been vindicated - yes, the world has at last seen that farming RPG games are good, actually. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Stardew Valley creator's next game may be announced "fairly soon" Lightyear Frontier looks like Stardew Valley with a dash of No Man's Sky Stardew Valley is coming to Game Pass Stardew Valley has sold over 15 million copies as creator shifts to new projectSep 8, 2021 - PC GamerThe incredibly addictive farming sim Stardew Valley has officially hit 15 million sales, as developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone announces he's shifting focus to an unannounced project... Read more.Stardew Valley creator's next game may be announced "fairly soon"Sep 5, 2021 - PCGamesNThe mysterious next game from Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has had a few details revealed at last. It won't be Stardew Valley 2 or a farming game, but will be "kind of similar" and should be announced "fairly soon". However, don't expect to see another Stardew Valley update anytime soon as he's focused on this next game. Yesterday Barone and Zach "UnsurpassableZ" Hartman hosted the first official Stardew Valley Cup, all four hours of which can be seen on Twitch. At the end of the stream, Barone answered a number of questions from fans, and obviously, the topic of his new game came up. Barone doesn't go into too much detail, but it does give a clearer picture than fans have had since the game was announced in 2018. In terms of look, Barone confirms that "it's another kind of pixel-art game" with "a top-down perspective similar to Stardew Valley". He also admits that "in some ways, it is kind of similar to Stardew Valley," but adds that, gameplay-wise, "it's also not a farming game... it's something different." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Lightyear Frontier looks like Stardew Valley with a dash of No Man's Sky Stardew Valley is coming to Game Pass You can now marry FFXIV's Emet-Selch in Stardew Valley The Stardew Valley Cup is over and here are the winnersSep 4, 2021 - PC GamerIn case you weren't aware, Stardew Valley is an esport now. Anyone familiar with the scramble to get through some final, vital task before falling asleep knows that although it looks like a chill farming game, Stardew Valley can be hardcore. The Stardew Valley Cup just confirms it... Read more.Stardew Valley just became an esport with a $40,000 tournament in SeptemberAug 24, 2021 - GamingOnLinuxI still can't quite believe it's real but it really is. The casual farming game Stardew Valley just became something of an esport with a new competition with a $40,000 prize. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/08/stardew-valley-just-became-an-esport-with-a-40000-tournament-in-september Stardew Valley to host $40k tournament, is sort of an esport nowAug 23, 2021 - PC GamerWhen I think of games that have esport potential, Stardew Valley is pretty close to the bottom of the list. But it's happening, with developer ConcernedApe announcing the first official Stardew Valley Cup... Read more.Lightyear Frontier looks like Stardew Valley with a dash of No Man's SkyAug 11, 2021 - PCGamesNWhile it took a few years of updates for No Man's Sky to get mech suits and four-player co-op, the opening shots of the reveal trailer for Lightyear Frontier immediately calls that game's colourful alien landscapes to mind. And what Lightyear Frontier is missing in galaxy-spanning scale, it makes up for with Stardew Valley-style farming. Lightyear Frontier puts you on an alien planet with a mech suit you can use to tame the wilderness. You'll be able to cultivate crops and build a farm to protect your resources from weather effects and the ravages of the local wildlife - though it seems the creatures of this planet are herbivores, as they'll mostly be interested in eating your vegetables, not you. You can use the resources you harvest to upgrade your mech for further exploration on the planet. A host of alien ruins are around to discover, with an eons-old mystery there to drag you along for the ride - a ride you can enjoy in four-player co-op, as well. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Stardew Valley is coming to Game Pass You can now marry FFXIV's Emet-Selch in Stardew Valley Harvest Days is Stardew Valley, but open-world Stardew Valley, Evil Genius 2, and more confirmed for Game PassAug 10, 2021 - EurogamerAs part of its decidedly leisurely [email protected] indie showcase this evening, Microsoft confirmed another batch of titles heading to Game Pass between now and some currently unspecified future point, including Stardew Valley and nefarious management sequel Evil Genius 2. Stardew Valley developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone popped up midway through tonight's showcase for a bit of a natter, confirming toward the end of the segment that his much-loved village life sim would be heading to Game Pass for PC and Xbox some time this autumn. Also still awaiting a Game Pass arrival date is the adorable Pupperazzi, a first-person photography game that - as you may have already surmised from its title - tasks players with taking cute snaps of (and petting!) canines as they go about their doggy lives in a colourful holiday paradise. As with most of the below, details on specific Game Pass platforms weren't shared during the show, but I'll update the story if any clarification is forthcoming. Read more Stardew Valley is coming to Game PassAug 10, 2021 - PCGamesNJudging by the player counts the game has posted over the years, there's statistically a pretty good chance you've played Stardew Valley - but maybe you're looking for an excuse to rope your friends in for a co-op session. Either way, it's about to be even more convenient to get in, because Stardew Valley is coming to Game Pass. Stardew Valley is set to launch on Xbox Game Pass for both PC and console, developer Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone announced on today's [email protected] Showcase. "There's not a set release date yet, but it's probably sometime in the fall. It'll be on both Windows and Xbox consoles. I really hope that it brings Stardew Valley to a lot more people." We still don't know what's next for Stardew Valley, but during today's interview, Barone says "I could probably continue working on Stardew Valley forever, with the amount of ideas I have. I love the world. I love making it better. I feel like it's a never-ending thing I could do, to make it better. I just put those ideas in these updates and keep the game going, and it's been fun." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Lightyear Frontier looks like Stardew Valley with a dash of No Man's Sky You can now marry FFXIV's Emet-Selch in Stardew Valley Harvest Days is Stardew Valley, but open-world Stardew Valley is coming to Game PassAug 10, 2021 - PC Gamers part of an [email protected] indie showcase on Tuesday, Stardrew Valley developer Eric Barone announced that his farm life sim will be coming to Game Pass. "There's not a set release date yet, but it's probably sometime in the fall," Barone said... Read more.This Stardew Valley phone app is a must-have for serious farmersAug 10, 2021 - PC GamerThere is a lot to keep track of in Stardew Valley. Endless lists of crops, fish, birthdays, likes, dislikes, community bundles, animals, recipes—and so much more. Using the Stardew Valley wiki is great for looking stuff up but since my PC set up has one screen, I always need to pause the game and tab out into my browser. It's a total bump in my farming flow when I have to leave the game to checking something, like how many days it takes bok choy to grow—a small but vital piece of knowledge... Read more.