The farming sim is hitting mobiles with no in app purchases.
Stardew Valley’s humble, intimate farming adventure embraces the simple pleasures of domestic life, from starting up a grass-roots farm, raising and breeding happy animals and growing a variety of seasonal crops, to exploring vast, mysterious caves, encountering dangerous monsters and discovering valuable treasures. Whether you decide to settle down and start a family, or spend a relaxing afternoon at one of the local fishing spots, Stardew Valley is a game about player choice, and how you choose to spend your time is entirely up to you. Your character, home and farms are full customisable, with hundreds of options at your fingertips.
Stardew Valley for iOS has been rebuilt from the soil up by London-based mobile development studio The Secret Police, who have worked closely alongside publisher Chucklefish and original creator ConcernedApe (aka one-man developer Eric Barone) to ensure the iOS version retains all of the magic of its PC and console siblings, including the latest story content from the 1.3 update, featuring the Night Market. The iOS version includes new touch-screen controls and redesigned UI, perfect for farming on the move.
Stardew Valley will be available on iOS from the 24th of October, priced at £7.99 / $7.99 / €8.99. Interestingly, there will be no in-app purchases or advertisements. If you already play on Stardew Valley on Steam, the developers have noted that you’ll be able to transfer your transfer your data to your iPhone via iTunes. Mods, however, won’t be supported on mobile versions.
A fan of indie RPGs, Andrew splits his time between grinding for XP, and writing about grinding for XP. As well as running our news section, Andrew eats a medically inadvisable amount of Marmite.