The beloved farming simulator game, Stardew Valley, is coming to Android.
Developed initially by Concerned Ape for PC and then ported to iOS by The Secret Police, devices running Google’s operating system will finally be able to get their hands on the peaceful experience. While it isn’t out just yet, gamers can now pre-register for Stardew Valley’s Android port on Google Play.
This version of the game will be updated to Patch 1.3, though it won’t have the multiplayer functionality. That said, you can move your PC save over to mobile – a fantastic touch.
The iOS edition has some exclusive touches such as saving wherever you’d like, pinch zooming, and mobile-focused control options, reports TechRaptor. That, and it will sell for $7.99 with no microtransactions or any form of in-app purchase. It seems that ConcernedApe and team are doing whatever they can to cater to the fanbase.
Dedication Pays Off
For those who don’t know, Stardew Valley was created by one person over the course of a couple of years. That’s right, one man working hours and hours every single day to code, create art, sounds, dialogue text, and more. What emerged was Stardew Valley – an instant hit in the farming genre. While the game takes after classics like Harvest Moon, it fixes all sorts of issues fans faced.
Stardew Valley places the player on an empty plot of land and tasks them with turning it into a thriving farm. While that doesn’t sound too fun on paper, all sorts of RPG elements make it so. Gamers can delve into mines, run through town and make friends, level up their skills, craft new decorations for their house and farmland, and more. The feature set on the Google Play page reads as follows:
- Turn your overgrown fields into a lively and bountiful farm
- Raise and breed happy animals, grow a variety of seasonal crops and design your farm, your way
- Customize your farmer and home! With hundreds of options to choose from
- Settle down and start a family with 12 potential marriage candidates
- Become part of the community by taking part in seasonal festivals and villager quests
- Explore vast, mysterious caves, encountering dangerous monsters and valuable treasure
- Spend a relaxing afternoon at one of the local fishing spots or go crabbing by the seaside
- Forage, grow crops and produce artisan goods to cook up as a delicious meal
- Rebuilt for touch-screen gameplay on Android with mobile-specific features, such as auto-select to toggle quickly between your farming tools and auto-attack to swiftly take down fiendish monsters in the mines
- Play the game your way with multiple controls options, such as a touch-screen, virtual joystick, and external controller support.
Delivering to Fans
Also, the Android version will launch with English, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Korean and Turkish language support, which will be ported over to the console and iOS versions as well.
Since its release, Stardew Valley has garnered mass amounts of critical and fan praise. It is also available on consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch.
Speaking of the console versions, ConcernedApe also revealed that multiplayer will be coming soon for these gamers. The Xbox version is currently going through quality assurance, while the PlayStation 4 version will be shortly afterward. Nintendo’s edition already has multiplayer within the Switch.
In a world full of multiplayer service-based games, it’s nice to see wholesome titles like Stardew Valley continue to see success. There are no microtransactions, no paywalls, and no signs of grubby AAA publishers getting their hands on this game. Instead, it’s a pure experience like we’re used to from back in the olden days of gaming.