Stardew Valley has, over the past year, become one of the most successful indie games to be released on PC and Steam. Game developer Chucklefish and creator Eric Barone crafted a meticulous homage to farming-simulator role-playing games and it’s paying off in dividends. Still, the community that’s been behind Stardew Valley since February has been clamoring for more content: marriages, farms, accessories, flora, and fauna.
Well, today is the day of your Stardew Valley reckoning. The 1.1 update has been in heavy beta for the last week and the full update has finally been released. The changelog is massive, which can be found here, but rest assured that almost every aspect of your valley has been tweaked, fixed, or looked at. Here’s a quick look at some major changes:
You can now choose from 5 different farm maps at character creation. Each map is focused on a different skill area.
- Standard Farm – The original Stardew Valley farm.
- Riverland Farm – Lots of water, good for fishing.
- Forest Farm – Foraging opportunities and a unique weed that always drops mixed seeds.
- Hill-top Farm – Has a small mineral deposit from which ores spawn, including a unique geode-bearing ore.
- Wilderness Farm – Bats and Golems spawn at night.
- Added Coffee, a spring/summer crop, and Coffee Bean. The bean acts as the produce and the seed, similar to sunflowers.
- 5 Coffee beans can be added to a Keg to make coffee.
- Honey can be placed in a keg to make mead.
- Void eggs can be placed in mayonnaise machines to make void mayonnaise.
- You can now choose to color your chests with one of 20 color options.
- Evil Shrines, where you can make offerings in exchange for dark magic.
- Divorce. You can file from a little book in mayor’s house.
- You can now wallpaper the little hallways in your upgraded house.
Included with these new additions are the fixing of some annoying bugs (” Your baby should now be properly born, even if you pass out in the mines on the eve of the birth”). My farm spawn can grow properly now!
So, what do you think about some of the changes made to Stardew Valley? Does the 1.1 update make you want to load up another farm and till to your hearts content? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to check in with The Nerd Stash for all of your gaming, comic, and tech needs.
Gaming from the swampy flatlands of Florida since 1989, Alex D’Alessandro is always looking for a way to stay inside and escape the southern heat.