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Stardew Valley Creator Teases Multiplayer Update “in About a Month”

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Stardew Valley solo indie developer, Eric Barone, dropped a quick update via twitter on the highly anticipated multiplayer update. It looks like the free multiplayer patch should be arriving next month on PC.

The most recent news on Update 1.3 was posted back in mid February. Multiplayer has been in internal beta for most of this year. Barone has partnered with indie publisher Chucklefish to help add online multiplayer functionality to a game that was originally designed for single player.

It’s unclear whether the tweet references the previously mentioned beta or an official patch release.

Multiplayer will allow for up to four players to build a single farm together. One player will act as the primary host, who decides when to trigger events and when to sleep for the evening. Joining players can build cabins for themselves. Note that the game will no support local or split-screen multiplayer, though you will be able to connect via LAN, and online.

Chucklefish and Barone have previously announced that the multiplayer update will come first to PC, then to Switch, then finally to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Stardew Valley was one of Pixelkin’s Games of the Year in 2016. Its charming, pixelated art hearkens back to classic gaming era of the 90s. Its low-res appearance belies an incredibly deep, lengthy experience with lots of intricate gameplay features, like real-word seasons, multiple NPCs to date, a full developed town, a huge amount of farming and livestock options, and a gigantic dungeon to explore.

Stardew Valley originally launched on PC in 2016 and became one of the best-selling titles on Steam. It arrived on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later that same year. It released on Nintendo Switch last fall, along with the announcement that the Switch would be the first console to receive the multiplayer update.

Stardew Valley has been rated E for Everyone.

Play Holy Potatoes We’re in Space on iOS this Week

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Daylight Studios is bringing their tactical spaceship adventure Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! to iOS this Thursday, March 1 for $6.99. An Android release will follow soon after.

“We have reworked the UI in Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! and made font sizes bigger and easier to read, and also increased the size of UI elements and buttons to make playing Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! as comfortable as possible on mobile phones and tablets,” said Faizan Abid, producer at Daylight Studios.

The rogue-like adventure stars a humorous cast of anthropomorphic ship captains and scientists. There’s a lot of fun pop culture references and plenty of veggie puns. It’s also a solid strategy game, with turn-based combat and lots of interesting weapon varieties. Read our review on the PC version, which released almost exactly a year ago.

Daylight Studios previously ported their first Holy Potatoes game, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! to mobile devices last year. The third game in the series, Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! also released last year, on PC. It’s about cooking (in Hell).

Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! will be available on iOS on March 1, later on Android. It’s not rated by the ESRB, but seemed appropriate for most kids, though they may not get all the many, many sci-fi references.