How about that. The indie game of the moment, Stardew Valley for Mac is finally available!
Turn your overgrown field into a lively farm! Raise animals, grow crops, start an orchard, craft useful machines, and more! You’ll have plenty of space to create the farm of your dreams.
Stardew Valley is the country-life RPG that keeps destroying sales records ever since it was released for Windows on February 26th. The MacOS and Linux ports were handled by developer Chucklefish (the team behind Starbound) and both support Steam Cloud saves, which means you can access your save files across all platforms.
The other features planned for the near future are:
- Version 1.1 — A substantial content update
- Co-op Multiplayer
- Localizing for non-english regions
- Console Ports
Stardew Valley is a pixelated farming simulator about a boy who inherits a farm from his grandfather. From there, the boy will have to learn how to care for it and bring it back to greatness.
You could easily discard it as simply a PC version of the Harvest Moon games, but the game doesn’t stop there. Stardew Valley gives players more control over the design of their farms, the kinds of animals and crops to raise, and also introduces more interesting NPCs.
The incredible story of one man, four years, and fame
Stardew Valley is a good game, no doubt. But what I find truly fascinating is the story behind it. The game was quietly developed by one man over the course of four years until it was released earlier this year.
From there, the game quickly earned a spot among Steam’s top-selling games (right there among heavy-hitters such as Fallout 4, Tom Clancy’s The Division and Far Cry Primal). It now has a subreddit with over 50,000 subscribers and is rated Overwhelmingly Positive on Steam with 19,000 reviews!
Impressive numbers for such a small game right? Needless to say, I can’t wait to try it myself.
You can find the game on Steam.