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  • svgFeb 22, 2018News

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    [dropcap]R[/dropcap]eleased on 21/02/18, Gleaner heights is a challenging yet charming Harvest Moon and Twin peaks inspired farming simulation game. Evoking a 90’s themed character art style and sharing similarities with SNES and Gameboy versions of Harvest Moon, the game is certainly nostalgic. That being said, it is also current and relevant, allowing players to have dyed hair and to be gay and bisexual.

    The game has been likened to Stardew Valley, with many criticising the developer of copying Stardew Valley’s mining and character customisation features. However, the game has been in development since before the publication of Stardew Valley, and the developer claims to have purposely avoided playing Stardew Valley as to not copy from the popular game.

    The game includes the elements of traditional farming games such as animal care and husbandry, crop growing, relationships with townsfolk etc.

    Additionally, it caters for gamers who like a good mystery with a town full of:

    – Residents living double lives. You can choose to help or sabotage their plottings and betrayals.

    – Spooky happenings. Unravel the town’s supernatural history, from it’s founding, right up to present day.

    – Mysterious powerful creatures that appear to be guarding lost treasures.

    Gleaner Heights Main Features Include:

    -Play as a male or female character.
    -Over 30 villagers with their own schedules, habits, likes and dislikes.
    -Extended farming mechanics with over 40 different crops.
    -Animals like chickens and cows, as well as a horse. Extended sub-mechanics include growing mushrooms in a mysterious cave, or breeding silkworms.
    -Extended crafting system with lots of recipes, from fences to explosive arrows to cheese makers.
    -Cooking with over 110 recipes.
    -Complete town upgrade projects. Have your very own boat and explore the river and waterfall, and even explore underwater with your diving suit!
    -Romantic interests and marriage.
    -Day/night cycle, seasons, and weather system.
    -Skills, perks and equipment (clothing) with set bonuses.
    -Tool upgrades and mining.
    -Fishing! Over 40 fishes populate various water bodies around the town and in underground lakes.
    -Town events and festivals.
    -Main plot with different “endings”.
    -Explore and discover hidden areas and dungeons.
    -Surprisingly fluid combat for a game of this genre, with players being able to charge ther tool attacks while moving, roll, dash, perform power attacks etc.
    -Multi-language support (in progress).
    -Gamepad/mouse support.

    The game’s standard cost is $9.99 (£7.19), but it is currently on sale at $8.99 (£6.47).

    For more farming games check out the upcoming Ooblets game, it features gardening and a crafting system as well, you can check it out here. We also can’t stop playing Lullaby Gardens in which you can roam a huge area to build, craft, farm and more. Yonder The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, in which players can farm, fish, explore, build relationships and more has recently been announced for Switch.

    The latest Harvest Moon Lights of Hope on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Playstation 4 comes with an adorable pre-order bonus, have you seen it yet?

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  • svgDec 21, 2017News

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    Erik also known as ConcernedApe is the sole creator behind Stardew Valley. He recently announced that the next big content update is well underway. Now the teased the fans even more with additional details on what the update will bring. According to his latest tweet, a new winter town event will be added. Furthermore there will be more outdoor decoration, more NPC events and even a way to ” re-spec ” a profession. The update is currently slated for a release in early 2018. It will also add the long awaited Multiplayer update.

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  • svgDec 8, 2017News

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    Chucklefish provided the latest information about the Stardew Valley content update and multiplayer. The publisher talked about the upcoming Multiplayer patch as well as the promised content update in the latest blog update. The Stardew Valley Multiplayer patch will allow players to get married to another real player. Unfortunately the multiplayer beta has been pushed back to the beginning of 2018. It was initially planned to be released by the end of this year. Check out the full update below.

    So, multiplayer is coming along nicely! Tom is working on implementing marriage between players, and recently finished up working on festivals. Now you’ll have someone to dance with at the Flower Dance, even if you’ve yet to win over any of the residents of Pelican Town.

    We had been planning to launch a multiplayer beta before the end of this year, but we’re pushing that beta back to Q1 2018 in order to make room for polish and QA.

    ConcernedApe is working on a new content to be released along with the multiplayer update! We can’t say much about it yet, so I’ll just leave this screenshot here.

    A number of people have been curious about the PS Vita port we mentioned way back in January, and I’m happy to announce that a PS Vita port is actually happening! It’ll be available next year, and it’ll have cross-buy too, so if you’ve got Stardew Valley on Playstation 4 you won’t need to buy it again to play it on your PS Vita! However, it’s worth noting that we can’t port the multiplayer update to PS Vita.

    ALSO! Stardew Valley is getting more language support! Support for French, Italian, Korean and Turkish will be added in 2018.

    Phew, I think that’s just about everything we can talk about for now. ?
    Thanks for all the support this year! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break and a happy start to 2018.

    P.S – Oh hey, new site design! It was long overdue for some sprucing up. Let us know what you think!



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  • svgNov 29, 2017News

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    Very few indie games get as much praise and love as Stardew Valley. The farming simulation game has been released on Nintendo Switch a few months ago. Unfortunately the port brought some new bugs with it as well. The publisher has now released an update to address many of those issues.

    Chucklefish has promised to reduce the saving / load times in Stardew Valley Switch. With the latest patch the save times have been reduced up to 32%. However the big new feature of this patch undoubtedly is the ability to record a video. This is a feature Nintendo has implemented in a recent firmware update for the hybrid console. Check out the full patch notes below.

    • Players should see a significant improvement on save times! Also, the saving screen is now animated.
    • The new video recording feature is now supported!
    • When a controller connects or disconnects, the Controller Support Applet now appears to ask which controller you want to use to play the game, instead of silently switching to the new controller.
    • The game now detects Simplified / Traditional Chinese environments on first start up and defaults to the Simplified Chinese localisation instead of English.
    • Fixed issue that created the unintended ability to skip saving at night with a well-timed button press.
    • Fixed an issue causing the player character (and sometimes important NPCs) to appear off-screen during certain cutscenes.
    • Fixed a temporary soft lock that occurred when the player pressed A and B together while eating or drinking an item.
    • Fixed a way for players to temporarily lose access to essential tools via the chest interface’s organize button.
    • Fixed the Wizard’s slay monster quest sometimes asking you to kill 0 monsters.
    • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred while sleeping (before saving) if any essential tools were not in your inventory at the time.
    • Fixed the wrong tooltips sometimes appearing on the bundle interface in the Community Center area.
    • Fixed the inability of players to drop items without deleting them when using the cursor mode that snaps to UI elements.
    • Morning music is no longer looped endlessly, and now fades out during the day as it should.
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when opening the journal with no quests.
    • Fixed occasional inability to select certain items in the crafting menu.
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when pressing the ‘-‘ button when playing a minigame at the Saloon.
    • Fixed button controls for the Prairie King minigame shooting in the wrong direction.
    • Fixed occasional left channel audio crackling
    • Fixed lack of vibration in handheld mode
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  • svgNov 22, 2017News

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    Spellbound (the working title of the game) is a game currently being developed by Chucklefish, the publishers of Stardew Valley. Being described as ‘Stardew Valley meets Harry Potter’, the informally announced game is an RPG sim set in a magic school.

    Going on images that can be found on the internet, the characters with pointy hats make the game look very much like a pixel art version of Little Witch Academia.

    CEO and lead designer of the game, Finn Brice has said in an interview with PC Gamer that “There are many different kinds of magic/crafting/potion making/farming systems in this game and each of those needs to be rewarding and satisfying in their own right. Expect to have a lot to do in the final game, but to progress regardless of the activity.”

    Designer Rosia Ball says that that game aims to capture the nostalgia of school life. “A school operates very differently to a town. We’re working hard to include what we think are the essential elements of a school simulation while remaining within a familiar format that existing fans of the genre will be able to jump straight into.”

    Spellbound will allow players to have relationships with other characters in the game. However, Chucklefish have said in an interview that Spellbound will have teen awkwardness and is more true to real-life High School experiences. “Where other games are inviting you to live out your perfect fantasy, in that you can date whoever you want, you can get married to whoever you want and it’s up to you, Spellbound is a little less forgiving. Dates can go wrong, things can go wrong, it’s more about that school experience. You might get a few hard knocks.”

    However, fret not. As the game is inspired by Harvest Moon, JK Rowling, Studio Ghibli and other young adult literature and fantasy, you don’t have to worry about your love-life being too non-existent. “Ultimately you’re not going to have a horrific time, and it’s going to work out in the end—and you’re a wizard right? It can only go so badly!”


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  • svgNov 14, 2017News

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    [dropcap]C[/dropcap]oncerned Ape just teased Stardew Valley fans on his twitter. Eric just teased brand new Stardew Valley Content. While not many details have been revealed he did show an image of what appears to be in connection with the upcoming Multiplayer Mode. However, he assured fans that the content would be available for single player mode as well. Check out his tweet out below. Only a few days ago the CEO of Chucklefish released a couple more details about an upcoming patch.

    Big thanks to Aubrey G. for sending in the news! 

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  • svgNov 11, 2017News

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    [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he CEO of Chucklefish, and publisher of Stardew Valley just announced a major new patch is coming to Stardew Valley. The new update will bring some long awaited bug fixes to Switch users, as well as some new features. One of the most requested fixes from fans was in regards to the very slow saving times. Some players would have to wait more than 40 seconds, or even minutes to start a new day. The CEO promises that this would be fixed with the upcoming update.

    The CEO detailed the patch on Twitter ” The SDV Switch patch has been submitted to Nintendo. Faster saving, crash on sleep fixes, fixed prairie king controls, fixed static sound from left speaker, fixed some UI issues, video recording and more.

    At the same time the creator of Stardew Valley, Eric stated that the multiplayer mode is coming along very well. ” Testing multiplayer… it’s coming along great! @tccoxon is doing fantastic work. I’m really excited, this is already really fun and it’s only going to get better before release. Check out my log cabin “. The long awaited multiplayer mode is expected to be released as a beta version by the end of this year. The Nintendo Switch is expected to be the first of the three consoles to receive this update. The co-op mode will then also be released on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. If you want to win a copy of Stardew Valley make sure to join our giveaway here.

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  • svgNov 7, 2017News

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    [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e are looking to extend our Potato Family by an additional writer. The ideal applicant should be passionate about video games such as Nintendo Games and other semi casual games like Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, Zelda, Mario Kart, The Sims and more in the same genre.

    If you feel interested, and believe to be a good match for this position, please send us a message here.


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