Three years since Microsoft Windows release and five months after iOS version, Android users are finally getting their own version of farming RPG Stardew Valley.
In the game, players assume the role of a character who took over a farm in Stardew Valley that belonged to their grandfather. Players need to manage their farmer, namely their energy levels and time while they tend to crops, raise livestock and clear the land, but also mine for ore, craft and socialize with other settlers of the Stardew Valley. The interesting thing is that you can form relationships and get married, and all the while you upgrade your farm. Since the game doesn’t have an end, you can play it as you like and for as long as you want to. There is also a co-op mode that allows up to four players so you can have fun with friends.
Stardew Valley is already available for Mac OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS. Android version is arriving on March 14 and it will cost $8. The game was often described as “Zen” so it’s no wonder that it became fan favorite, especially on Nintendo Switch. This is why the developer Eric Barone decided to create a multiplayer mode for the game, although the mobile version will not have it yet.
But the mobile version came with some changes when it was released last October. Namely, Barone and publisher Chucklefish added an option to save the game at any time, auto-save, new controls which now include virtual joystick and pinch-zoom. While Android version will add Italian, French, Korean and Turkish language localizations to the six ones that were already available. The game offers more than 50 hours of gameplay and you can even join the pre-registration available now on Google Play Store.
You probably see a lot of resemblance between Stardew Valley and browser-based FarmVille, but unfortunately, the graphics here are not as colorful as in the Zynga’s hit game. However, the pixelated look carries a certain charm which appeals to older players who grew up on arcade games and will most likely find this title appealing to their nostalgia.