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The Stardew Valley Cookbook is now available!

The Stardew Valley Cookbook is now available, wherever books are sold!

Featuring over 50 recipes from Stardew Valley, with photos, appearances from Stardew Valley’s characters, and delightful illustrations… this cookbook will make a great addition to your shelf.

Here are a couple of preview recipes, if you’d like try them out before getting the book:

Nerdist (Strange Bun)

Mashable (Seafoam Pudding)

I would like to thank Kari Fry (illustrations), Ryan Novak (writing), Susan Vu (recipes), and everyone at Penguin Random House for helping make this a reality.

I hope you enjoy the book, and I am looking forward to seeing your Stardew Valley cooking creations come to life!



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Stardew Valley 1.6 Update is out now on PC!

Hello everyone,

Stardew Valley’s 1.6 update is out now on PC!

A mostly complete changelog can be found here:
Be aware there are spoilers in that log… I recommend playing the update without spoilers!

If you do encounter any bugs, please report them in this forum thread:

Console and mobile updates will follow as soon as they are ready. There is no current estimate for that, but they are actively in development.


Thanks for playing Stardew Valley, and I hope you enjoy the update!




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The Stardew Valley Cookbook

Hey everyone,


I just wanted to share a few things about the upcoming Stardew Valley Cookbook. If you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s an official cookbook coming out on May 14, 2024, published by Penguin Random House.

It’s been in the works for quite some time!

The cookbook features more than 50 recipes from the game (adapted to work in your real life kitchen), including some of Stardew Valley’s unique fare like the Lucky Lunch, Strange Bun, Seafoam Pudding, Pink Cake, and much more. The recipes (which, in keeping with the game, are either pescatarian, vegetarian, or vegan) were all developed by Susan Vu.

The book features lots of great photography, as well as fun & beautiful illustrations from Kari Fry, who has produced a ton of Stardew Valley’s official artwork, perhaps most well known from the Stardew Valley Guidebook. And the writing in the book is done by Ryan Novak (also of the Stardew Valley Guidebook) and myself. Each recipe has a unique introductory write-up, sometimes from the residents of Pelican Town, and sometimes from the illustrious Queen of Sauce. It’s also chock full of quotes and appearance from the various denizens of Stardew Valley.

One of the things that I’ve always been happy about, is when Stardew Valley acts as a focal point for people to bond over, develop friendships, and find inspiration in their everyday lives. What better way to achieve that than to bring Stardew Valley to life in your very own kitchen? I’m really looking forward to seeing the dishes people will cook!

You can find a free sample recipe here.

Eating this one will add +3 Luck to the rest of your day.

Thanks for playing Stardew Valley!


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Hey everyone,
I just want to share some great Stardew Valley arrangements and interpretations made by some really talented people. They deserve your attention and support and if you like Stardew Valley’s music, I think you will enjoy these very much

Stardew Valley piano medley by Pally

Extremely beautiful, heartfelt piano version of the Stardew Valley soundtrack, a masterful interpretation by Pally… I couldn’t imagine anything better.  If the Stardew Valley OST is special to you, this may bring you to tears


Symphonic Tale: The Place I Truly Belong (Music From Stardew Valley)
Kentaro Sato & Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Stardew Valley music beautifully arranged by Kentaro Sato and played by a world class orchestra.




 Prescription for Sleep: Stardew Valley


Extremely relaxing piano and saxophone pieces that cover melodies from Stardew Valley but go far beyond into expressive jazz. Highly recommended for extreme relaxation.






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1.5.6 out now on Steam/GOG

Hey everyone, 1.5.6 is out now.

It’s a small patch that fixes a few bugs, adds a “quality of life” feature for multi-monitor users, and addresses a few gameplay inconsistencies that have been around for a long time (i.e. the hoe dirt under mature forage crops de-spawning, and indoor grass dying in winter)

– On multi-monitor setups, the game now remembers and restores on the last used monitor.
– Potential fix for a random crash that could occur at the end of the night.
– Fixed a bug that prevented the various farm types’ wallpapers and floorings from applying when starting a new game.
– Fixed a bug where pressing ESC to dismiss the level up screen would dismiss the menu without applying the level up, causing it to reappear every night.
– Hoed dirt no longer decays under forage items on the farm. This ensures that dirt under freshly grown seasonal forage seeds can no longer disappear randomly.
– Grass placed indoors no longer dies when seasons change to Winter.
– Fixed being unable to harvest Tea Saplings placed on Garden Pots on Ginger Island.
– Fixed an issue where the Z key would be unbindable after resetting controls to the default.
– Fixed map screenshots not functioning on Linux.
– Updated Steamworks.NET to 20.0.0.

The update will come to Windows store version soon as well.
As always, thanks for playing Stardew Valley!

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Move To Self-Publishing for iOS

Hi everyone,

I wanted to announce that as of October 24th, I am now officially the publisher for the Stardew Valley app on iOS. This means that I am responsible for it and any questions or comments can be sent directly to me.

You may notice that this change is not reflected in the app store (it still says Chucklefish is the publisher) but this is only because of technical backend issues with Apple’s app store. We are working to resolve that.

Update 1.5 is still in progress. It has reached an important milestone but there’s still work to be done. I appreciate your patience while that is worked on.


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Stardew Valley now available on Game Pass

Hey everyone,


Stardew Valley is now available on Game Pass for Xbox & PC!

I’m hoping a lot more people will be able to play Stardew Valley now. The PC version is compatible with the Steam & GOG versions for multiplayer, so if you have any friends who haven’t played before, this might be a good opportunity to get them to play with you.

I also want to give praise to my teammate Arthur (Mr. Podunkian), who put a ton of time and effort into preparing the game for this Game Pass launch. He basically handled the whole thing, and it’s all gone off without a hitch.


In other news, the 1.5.5 hotfix patch is being worked on and should come out soon, fixing a few issues that were introduced with 1.5.5


If the game isn’t launching for you at all after the 1.5.5 patch (PC), and you’re on an older operating system, please check out this guide.



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Stardew Valley 1.5.5 Released on PC

Hey everyone,

Stardew Valley 1.5.5 just dropped on PC. It’s a small update, which doesn’t add new content, but has some important technical changes for modders, some quality of life changes, and some bug fixes:

[Architectural changes]
– Migrated the game from XNA (targeting .NET Framework 4.5.2) to MonoGame (targeting .NET 5). This futureproofs the game and allows mods to access more than 4 gigs of RAM.
– Made various internal changes for mod authors.

[Quality of life changes]
– Holding the CTRL key in addition to shift now lets you purchase/craft stacks of 25 items at a time.
– When starting a new save, many settings now default to what they were the last time you played the game. Some settings like zoom level, gamepad mode, and multiplayer server privacy aren’t copied over.
– You can now build or move farm buildings onto artifact spots. This destroys the artifact spots.
– You can now nudge pets out of the way while building/moving a building by clicking on them.
– You can now buy back items accidentally sold in the same shopping session.
– The in-game time is now shown on the upper-right hand corner of the screen when playing Journey of the Prairie King in multiplayer.
– Grass placed using Grass Starter during Winter no longer disappears when the game is reloaded (but it still won’t grow or spread).

[Localization fixes]
– Fixed Shane’s 6-heart event soft-locking in the Hungarian translation.
– Fixed incorrect backslash characters in various events in the Hungarian localization.
– Fixed typos in the French localization.
– Fixed a typo in Livin’ Off The Land that incorrectly states that Super Cucumber can be caught in Winter.

[Cosmetic fixes]
– Added commas to the price display on the various building construction menus.
– Adjusted collisions in the Calico Desert to avoid a minor sorting issue on the top-left edge of the raised cliffside.
– Fixed issue where Sebastian’s sprite would shift into an invalid position at 1:00 PM when he’s working on his bike on the farm.

[General fixes]
– After completing the Cryptic Note quest, subsequently reaching the 100th floor of the Skull Cavern will guarantee a loot chest.
– Fixed an issue where hard mode mines could become permanently enabled.
– The Blacksmith profession now affects Radioactive Bars.
– Garden Pots no longer lose any applied fertilizers when they are harvested from.
– Fixed the explosion radius not being centered when dislodging flooring and certain other types of items.
– When placing a Garden Pot on Ginger Island on a rainy day, it will now spawn with its dirt correctly watered.
– Fixed an issue where moving a cabin with a cellar would cause the stairs to the cellar to warp the players out of bounds for the rest of the play session.
– Fixed a case where entering the Farm from the south on horseback and triggering an event could cause the player to get stuck in a wall.
– Fixed various invisible tiles preventing certain spots in the Mountain lake from spawning fish activity bubbles.
– Fixed the tile holding the plant on Elliott’s table not being passable from behind.
– Fixed some tiles on the left side of the beach farm being unbuildable.

If, for any reason, you want to play on the “legacy” 32-bit version, it’s still available on Steam (right click Stardew > properties > betas > select “Compatibility” version).

If you are a modder, please check out PathosChild’s 1.5.5 migration guide, which goes into greater depth on some of the changes in this patch.

A 1.5.6 update is also currently underway. We’re working directly with PathosChild (creator of SMAPI, a very popular Stardew modding tool) to add even more modding support to the game, including some long requested “holy grail” changes which should make some aspects of modding much easier in the future. We’ve given PathosChild source code access to help us accomplish this task.

There may be some new content in 1.5.6, too, but it’s not going to be anything huge like 1.5.


Also, mobile 1.5 is still underway, more announcements related to that soon.




HOTFIX on 12/3/2021, 3:17PM PST:

– Fixed an issue where widescreen and UHD displays would cause the screen to display incorrectly.

– Fixed a crash in the French localization for “It Howls In The Rain.”

– GOG: Fixed an issue where builds were not being optimized for release, causing incompatibilities with mods.

– (64-bit) Potential fix for some gamepad issues on Mac.

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Hello everyone:


I am very happy to announce that the Stardew Valley board game is about to be back in stock. We plan to begin taking orders through the Shopify site on Wednesday (November 3rd) starting at 12 noon PST.

There are a few things to mention:


Shipping in time for Christmas may not be possible. Games are being assembled in Michigan and transported to Florida for fulfillment as we speak. Our fulfillment company Quartermaster has let us know that these orders should arrive to customers before Christmas, but please be aware that the state of shipping (internationally and domestic) is severely impacted right now by world events. There may be delays that happen which are out of our control. We’ll do everything we can to get your copy to you as quickly as possible, but we just want to warn you about this before you buy. We cannot predict how long the game will take to reach you, and it may not arrive before Christmas.


Distribution outside the US. We did some investigation into how to make the game available outside of the US. Unfortunately selling and shipping directly is just too complicated at this time (mainly due to the complexities of sales taxes). However, this time around we are working with some distributors in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and EU. Copies of Stardew Valley will be available in some local stores in those regions. It’s not possible for us to keep track of which stores specifically, so the best way is to contact your local store and ask if they are carrying copies.


Improvements to the game. We spent time after the original launch to gather feedback and make some improvements. For example, many people felt that the Mines were too difficult. After looking more closely, we figured that a number of the Mine Map cards could result in frustrating results frequently, so these were adjusted. The difficulty is not much affected, but the chance of getting nothing for your efforts is greatly reduced.


Also, we added an additional component tray to make storage easier and to decrease the time it takes to set up and put away the game.


The rules and cards have many small adjustments to clarify questions that came up, but pretty much all the rules stayed the same. The only rule change we added was to make it so the museum grants a Heart as a reward for donating to it, a minor change that is represented in the rules and on the board.


Please note: Due to a supply shortage issue, some “Fishing Bags” will be black instead of blue.

-ConcernedApe & Cole


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Stardew 1.5 Mobile Update

Hey everyone,

I know you’ve all been waiting a while for the 1.5 update for Stardew Valley on mobile. While it is underway, it may be a while off yet. The main reason for this is that I had to get someone new to port the 1.5 update to mobile versions of the game, which has caused the mobile update to take much longer than it originally would have. Finding someone new to do the port took some time, but it was necessary.

I appreciate your trust and patience, and want to assure you that I’m doing everything within my power to get the 1.5 update out to you all as soon as possible.


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