Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone has announced a new board game, adapted from the popular farm life game, which can now be ordered for $55.
The collaboration between Barone (often named ConcernedApe), the sole developer of Stardew Valley, and Cole Medeiros, Head of Operations and Business Development of ConcernedApe, was the overall design of the project, which took two years to design.
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The statement read: “In 2018, Eric Barone and Cole Medeiros were introduced online through their mutual friend Matt Griffin and played Stardew Valley cooperated games and discussed the idea of making Stardew Valley board games,” the announcement read. “They don’t know what it will be like, but they know that Stardew has all the components of a great board game.”
After two years of improvement and testing, they spent all their time between the development time of the video game, and the two officially started the board game.
Much like the original video game, players can cooperate to grow crops, raise animals, build farms and collect resources from the entire valley. Players can also become friends with familiar townspeople and win the opportunity to reveal their secret goals. In order to win, you need to restore the valley to its original state of magnificence and prevent Joja Mart from destroying everything. The game can be played with 1-4 players, each player is estimated to need 45 minutes of game time.
To do this, players need to achieve four “big goals” and restore all community center rooms before exhausting a set of season cards.
The retail price of the game is $55, with a Stardew Valley board, bricks (for crops, ore, buildings, animals, etc.), a large number of cards for events, epic items and mine levels, gold tokens, etc. Wait.
ConcernedApe pointed out to fans that the purpose of the board game is to arouse players to play Stardew Valley for a long time, so although its design is easy to play, it has a lot of complexity, so please check the official rule book to see if you are jamming.
ConcernedApe also said that once the first prints are sold out, future prints will depend on how much demand remains.
“If there is more demand, then we will definitely do more printing, and may slowly expand… We are just testing the waters now to see what the response is,” ConcernedApe wrote.
The Stardew Valley board game will almost certainly be popular with original game fans. We declared it to be one of the best Nintendo Switch games before IGN, and the original video game has now sold more than 10 million copies on six platforms. ConcernedApe also has two new projects underway, which will be incorporated into Stardew Valley in different ways.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/geode crusher for IGN.