The Mysterious Allure of Stardew Valley

A wooden sign on a starry sky background that reads, “Stardew Valley” in plain wooden planks.
A wooden sign on a starry sky background that reads, “Stardew Valley” in plain wooden planks.
Stardew Valley’s logo

“If you’re reading this, you must be in dire need of a change. The same thing happened to me, long ago. I’d lost sight of what mattered most in life… real connections with other people and nature. So I dropped everything and moved to the place I truly belong.”

A small purple cat-like creature in a blue frame, beside the words “Developed by ConcernedApe.”
A small purple cat-like creature in a blue frame, beside the words “Developed by ConcernedApe.”
The Concerned Ape logo
Two people, a man in a green coat and glasses and a woman with a brown ponytail and red shirt, kiss in a small rustic kitchen
Two people, a man in a green coat and glasses and a woman with a brown ponytail and red shirt, kiss in a small rustic kitchen
My little Stardew character and her loving husband, Harvey.
The interior of the Wizard’s hut. His textbox says, “Many thanks. This item has some very interesting properties.”
The interior of the Wizard’s hut. His textbox says, “Many thanks. This item has some very interesting properties.”
When you befriend the Wizard, “M. Rasmodius,” you learn more about his past, and even reveal a few secrets about the town!
The interior of a chicken coop. There are two ducks, four chickens, a rabbit, a small green lizard, and a woman.
The interior of a chicken coop. There are two ducks, four chickens, a rabbit, a small green lizard, and a woman.
You can raise chickens, rabbits, and…dinosaurs…?
A stone shrine with a woman standing on the right. Snow is falling, and there are four candles with blue flames.
A stone shrine with a woman standing on the right. Snow is falling, and there are four candles with blue flames.
Visiting your grandfather’s shrine leads to interesting things happening on your farm.

Hello! I’m Cat, author and amateur fandom historian based out of Georgia. I write about literature, theater, gaming, and fandom. Personal work: catwebling.com.

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