Stardew Valley is a farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and originally published by Chucklefish. The game was initially released for Microsoft Windows in February 2016, with later ports being released for macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Android.
In Stardew Valley, the player takes the role of a character who, to get away from the hustle of the city, takes over their deceased 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 crops, 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. The game also features a four-player cooperative multiplayer mode.
Barone, Stardew Valley's sole designer, developed the game over four years and frequently interacted with players during the development process. The game was heavily inspired by the Harvest Moon video game series, with additions to address some of the shortcomings of these games while using the opportunity as an exercise to improve his own programming and game design skills. Chucklefish approached Barone midway through development with the offer to publish the game, allowing him to focus more on completing it. Stardew Valley received positive reception from critics, and was one of the top-selling games on Steam shortly after release. By the end of 2017, it had sold over 3.5 million copies across all platforms.
|OS||Windows 7 or newer|
|Processor||Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz|
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
|Graphics||nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600|
|Network||Broadband Internet connection|
|Storage||15 GB available space|
|Sound Card||DirectX Compatible|
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