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Stardew Valley Brings Classic Harvest Moon Gameplay on February 26

Chucklefish and developer ConcernedApe have confirmed the release date for their Harvest Moon-like RPG, Stardew Valley.

The game will launch for PC on February 26th. Featured above, a new trailer was released to celebrate the game’s release date, as well as its visual and gameplay mechanic progress.

Players can expect an experience similar to that in Harvest Moonyou inherit a farm from your grandfather. Upon moving to said farm, you quickly find out the Joja Corporation has taken hold of the village, slowly pushing it to desolation.

Sound familiar? The game also lets you customize your character and home, craft things, cook, fish, get married, have children, and even venture into caves for minerals and monster fighting.

You can find Stardew Valley here on Steam.

Editor’s Note: The article originally listed the wrong date – this has been amended for accuracy.

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21 comments
  1. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 2, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    After Starbound, I don’t trust anything with the Chucklefish name on it.

  2. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    February 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Risk of Rain?

  3. Casey
    Casey
    February 2, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    In this case, Chucklefish is only publishing. This game is actually being made by only one person. He was well into developing the game before Chucklefish offered to publish it.

    That being said, with the state of pc games lately, I don’t blame you. With steam refunds, we don’t have to worry about it like we used to either, though. I just got my refund for Tales of Symphonia approved myself.

  4. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    February 2, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    What’s wrong with Starbound?

  5. Jack
    Jack
    February 2, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    imagine buying a cake
    you thought it would be like the other cake you bought and is still being made, and is tasty
    but when you opened the cake box what you got was a bunch of bugs sitting on top of half of a cake and when you complain to the cashier they’ll tell you you’ll get the other half of the cake in like, five years

  6. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Nothing, if you like half-finished, 2 year old Early Access games.

  7. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 2, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I’m not saying the developer is bad, I’m saying I don’t trust the publisher. It’s not like publishers have ever been the problem, right?

  8. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 2, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    That was before Starbound. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  9. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    February 2, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    To be fair, Chucklefish isn’t developing this game, just publishing it. Chucklefish alone is at fault for Starbound. Some of the people who used to work with Re-Logic for Terreria left and wanted to make a successor. They don’t want to make a Terraria clone but it seems Terraria fucking nailed how to make a 2D Minecraft like MetroidVania. Look at all the clones that came after it. Crea, Edge of Space, Darkout.

    They all suck.

    That being said, Risk of Rain is the shit, which can’t be denied and Chucklefish does publish some decent titles. I won’t trust them as a dev though.

  10. Zelnick
    Zelnick
    February 2, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Been looking forward to this one for a few years now. I hope it comes to GOG.

    Also, there will be a multi-player mode sometime after release I hear.

  11. Alex Drake
    Alex Drake
    February 2, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Oh fuck right off back to the Steam Forums you troll

  12. Casey
    Casey
    February 2, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Nah, I totally get your point. WB alone is proof enough that publishers can totally screw the pooch, and you’re right to be concerned. However, in this case, unlike many of chucklefish’s previous titles, they seem to be letting the developer call the shots.

    But man… starbound was such a letdown… it certainly tarnished their name forever.

  13. Siveon
    Siveon
    February 2, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Why call it harvest moon gameplay? This shit sounds like indie Rune Factory.

    Buncha scrubs. :P

  14. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 3, 2016 at 12:01 am

    It seems like these wheels were set in motion years ago, but if I were a current indie developer, I’m not sure Chucklefish is a name I’d want to be associated with right now. Kinda like “Inafune.”
    But maybe it’ll be an okay game. The PC needs a good Harvest Moon knockoff.

  15. ChazDragoon
    ChazDragoon
    February 3, 2016 at 2:36 am

    To that I say, you make something on par with (or better than) Starbound as it is today…and when you reach that point in under the time it took them, then you can ride that high horse to the space mines.

    I had no issues with them taking as long as they did and i understand the reasons that took them so long…and compared to other Early Access trash, at least they didn’t take the money and run and leave a unfinished/broken game.

    The fact that SB/Terraria’s “clones” suck compared to them, should at least be a hint that making these kinds of games work (much less FUN) isn’t as simple or quick as everyone likes to believe.

  16. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 3, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Wrong. Logic Fail. By your own argument, you have no right to criticize any food unless you can cook it better yourself, or critique any movies until you film your own blockbuster.

  17. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    February 3, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Meh, I like early access games. Haven’t played in a while, but they just updated it and added a LOT of new things. To each their own.

  18. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    February 3, 2016 at 3:29 am

    The last update is pretty cool, you should check it out.

  19. morzinbo
    morzinbo
    February 3, 2016 at 3:46 am

    >implying someone can’t criticize game developers because they don’t make games.

  20. Nagato
    Nagato
    February 3, 2016 at 6:17 am

    This looks interesting, could see the developer making something nice in the JRPG or Zelda-like adventure genres as well if they were so inclined.

  21. Oath 2 Order
    Oath 2 Order
    February 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I think it is coming to GOG, if I recall correctly.