Farming RPG Stardew Valley hitting App Store on October 24 as a $7.99 download, no IAPs

Stardew Valley iPhone and iPad hero image

Stardew Valley, a popular indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric Barone and published by Chucklefish, is coming to an iPhone and iPad near you in a fortnight on Wednesday, October 24. According to yesterday’s announcement in a blog post, the premium game is priced at $7.99, sports 50+ hours of content and contain no In-App Purchases whatsoever. As the initial purchase price gets you the full game, you won’t be forced to spend cash on virtual stupidities like loot boxes, virtual coins and so forth.

Welcome to Pelican Town

“You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley,” reads the blurb. “Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life.”

Stardew Valley iPhone version

This is the full game, not a cut down version—Stardew Valley for iOS plays almost identically to all other versions, it’s juts been rebuilt for gameplay on iPhone and iPad with a touch-friendly user interface, menu systems and controls.

Pre-orders are available on App Store starting today.

About Stardew Valley

Inspired by the Harvest Moon video game series, Stardew Valley has you playing as a character who quits their office job to focus on their deceased grandfather’s dilapidated farm in a place known as Stardew Valley. This is a full-on farming simulation: you’ll be mining for ores, clearing land, planting and tending crops, raising livestock, crafting goods and so forth.

The social component includes engaging in various activities with the town residents, including romances leading towards marriage. Other aspects of this open-ended game include managing your hero’s time and energy levels, earning money to expand your farm and more.

By the end of 2017, the game had sold over 3.5 million copies across all platforms.

Key features

Are you ready to move to the countryside and cultivate a new life in this open-ended farming RPG? If so, here are the key features of Stardew Valley that you’ll probably going to like.

  • Build the farm of your dreams: Turn your overgrown fields into a lively and bountiful farm.
  • Express yourself: There are hundreds of character and home customization options to choose from.
  • Master your ranching skills: Raise animals, go fishing, tend to crops and craft useful machines for your farm.
  • Become a part of the local community: Pelican Town is home to thirty residents you can get to know.
  • Meet someone special: With a dozen townsfolk to date, you may even find someone to start a family with.
  • Explore vast, mysterious caves: Encounter dangerous monsters and valuable treasures deep underground.

The iOS version includes version 1.3 single player content, such as the Night Market, but not multiplayer. If you’ve been playing Stardew Valley on your Windows PC, you can transfer your save data to the iPhone version via iTunes. Because the iOS version does not support mods, any PC save data transferred containing mods may cause compatibility issues.

For more information, visit the official website.

Pre-order Stardew Valley today

You can pre-order Stardew Valley today. Apple won’t charge your payment method on file before the game becomes officially available for download on October 24.