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Author Topic: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC  (Read 408845 times)

beefy

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Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:19:26 am »



Hey guys!

I just discovered "Stardew Valley" while browsing Steam Greenlight.
Its a farming RPG, similar to the old school Harvest Moon games and looks rather interesting! :)

Here are some small infos taken from the games website:

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Stardew Valley is an upcoming RPG-style farming game that is full of things to do!

It's up to you to choose your path... Will you devote your time to raising crops and caring for animals? Will you spend time in the local village, befriending the local townspeople? Do you get a kick out of slaying dreadful monsters in the mysterious mountain caverns? Or will you try to accomplish everything and claim the coveted title of "Stardew Hero"?

It's up to you to decide.

    # 20+ crops that grow in different seasons
    # Raise cows, chickens, goats, rabbits, and more!
    # Level up and earn skill points to spend in 6 different areas.
    # 30+ unique characters to befriend. Get married to one of ten eligible bachelors or bachelorettes.
    # Explore a vast, procedurally-generated cave to find materials and treasure, but make sure to bring your sword!
    # Spend your extra time fishing or searching for ancient artifacts.
    # 80+ achievements to strive for.
    # Over an hour of original music.
    # Craft helpful items and cook delicious meals to keep you going.
    # Decorate your house as you see fit.
    # Play as a boy or girl, and customize your appearance.


Homepage:
http://www.stardewvalley.net

Forum:
Stardew Valley Forum

Trailer:
Newest Trailer

Steam Greenlight:
Stardew Valley has been greenlit! :D

FAQ
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Screenshots:




/// UPDATES ///

I decided to keep everyone up to date and keep expanding this thread if something new gets added!
You find all of my news postings here:

Character Portraits
Fences
Gameplay Video
Building Placement, Portraits
Interview
Animal Video, Portraits
Screenshots and Soundtrack
Growing Crops - Stages
Caves & Interface videos
Fishing, Decoation, Co-op Video, Trailer 2013
New character sprites; Houses and Interior
2014 Update; New Screenies

« Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 08:14:48 am by beefy »
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 05:24:03 am »

Looks like some RPGMaker-ish thing..
I usually tend to avoid those but..
Is it any good or is it as I supect it is?
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 05:27:49 am »

We just have to wait and see I guess...  ???
I would love to play some sort of Harvest Moon game on the PC... The author claims it's written in C# using the XNA framework.
He plans on adding mod-support too, so this looks promising!
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 05:34:06 am »

The author claims it's written in C# using the XNA framework.

Hmm.. That lowers my suspicion a bit.
The character models did look like they were made for one of those RPGMaker programs.
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 05:49:41 am »

Naw, they're more along the lines of the classic SNES harvest moon sprites, was probably just giving them a nod. Looks nice!

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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 05:50:45 am »

Naw, they're more along the lines of the classic SNES harvest moon sprites, was probably just giving them a nod. Looks nice!

Now you mention it.. How did this elude me?
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 06:51:23 am »

Almost looks like Haven and Hearth meets Farmville.

Here's hoping they pick and choose their elements from both.  Keep the bears, lose the social networking.

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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 07:43:41 am »

more like rune factory for the DS.
...Which is a good thing
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 08:24:56 am »

It's almost exactly like Harvest moon, and it's gorgeous.
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 09:20:20 am »

One thing I hated about the GBA Harvest Moon that I played was that you needed to grind. You could get little elves to help you or something, but you had to pay for those somehow, which usually involved grinding. I'm always sad you can't just hire someone that, say, water things for you, another one to weed, etc.

Games that feed on grinding or very repetitious tasks get on my nerves :( I hope they provide mechanisms for automating some things!

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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 10:49:58 am »

This looks promising. I always wanted some decent farming games on the PC. All the good Harvest Moon and Rune Factory are on Wii and DS, which I don't have.
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 10:56:31 am »

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Harvest Moon for PC

Yeah, I'm pretty much sold.
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 11:05:46 am »

One thing I hated about the GBA Harvest Moon that I played was that you needed to grind. You could get little elves to help you or something, but you had to pay for those somehow, which usually involved grinding. I'm always sad you can't just hire someone that, say, water things for you, another one to weed, etc.

Games that feed on grinding or very repetitious tasks get on my nerves :( I hope they provide mechanisms for automating some things!

I think it would be nice to have those options for people who wanted to use them, but I think a big draw for farming games is their repetitive and cyclical nature, enjoyment of expansion, and the reward for toil. Automation turns it into more of a farm-management game, which could be fun too. So I guess what I'm saying is, it would be cool to see a game have those features but not require you to use them - you pick the game you want to play.
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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2012, 11:06:34 am »

The only Harvest Moon I played was "It's a wonderful life" and I was disillusioned due to the time limit.  The fact that the game ends kinda ruins it for me.

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Re: Stardew Valley - Harvest Moon type game for PC
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2012, 11:07:10 am »

Sounds pretty much like a PC rune factory which... I'm down with that. Emulators tend to run a bit slow :P

Annnd there's an RSS on the main site. Good, good, now I don't have to actually remember this exists. Go-go external automatic memory updating!
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