After the explosive success of Stardew Valley, toping over 1 million sales within 2 months, Eric Barone has discussed the future of his hit farming simulator, as well as new content in the latest update on their site.
“First, I’d like to thank you all so much for playing Stardew Valley,” Eric Barone, creator of Stardew Valley stated. “The game has been more successful than I ever imagined, and I’m very grateful to everyone for granting me this amazing opportunity. I can’t say it enough– the community that’s formed around this game is incredible… full of kind, talented people who have given Stardew Valley a life of it’s own. It’s really cool.”
Among his many projects for the title are translations for non-English regions, Mac and Linux ports, console ports, and coop multiplayer. However, he does plan on outsourcing these ideas to a developer called Chucklefish.
“This should result in faster overall development and reduced workload for me, while preserving my artistic control overStardew Valley,” Barone added “I think it will be beneficial for everyone.”
Update 1.1 will introduce the following new content:
- More late-game content
- New farm buildings
- New crops
- New artisan goods
- New advanced farming/producing mechanics
- Shane and Emily will be marriage candidates. They will also have more events and dialogue as a result.
- More marriage content for all spouses
- More events for the non-marriage NPC’s
- Improvements/Additions to mining and combat
- Ability to move buildings and other convenience features
- More bug fixes
- More secrets
- More small, fun touches to the world