Its very much like a Harvest Moon game. You get your farm up and running by first making a patch of land useable. Then you plant, tend and ultimately sell crops to build up a stable income. What starts off as a few parsnips soon becomes a steady supply of beans and potatoes, and then fancier products like eggs and mayonnaise. You can supplement your earnings by heading out into the forest to forage for berries and leeks, or go fishing. Everything you do consumes energy so youll have to keep an eye on how much work you do or youll risk collapsing from exhaustion.
Theres a town nearby filled with people to befriend and bargain with. If youre feeling particularly frisky, you can even woo some of them by giving them gifts. Unlike Harvest Moon games where the local town seems to be filled with anime tropes and idiots, Stardew Valleys residents feel like theyd all actually live there.
Release Date: 26 Feb, 2016
Genre: RPG, Simulation, Building, Casual, Open World
- OS: Windows Vista or greater
- Processor: 2 Ghz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: 256 mb video memory, shader model 3.0+
- DirectX: Version 10
- Storage: 500 MB available space