Stardew Valley hits 10 million copies
Stardew Valley – the popular farming simulator role-playing game (RPG) – has sold a remarkable 10 million copies in just four years.
The laid back title was solo developed by Eric ‘ConcernedApe’ Barone.
It was inspired by the classic Harvest Moon game which was available on Super Nintendo Entertainment console back before the 2000s.
Originally, Stardew Valley debuted on Microsoft Windows in 2016 but after gaining traction it was also made available on macOS and Linux.
Its success didn’t stop there, however, and it was later ported to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, iOS and Android.
Despite having been developed by one person, it has achieved much success and become one of the most successful farming RPGs to date.
While Harvest Moon is fondly remembered in the hearts of many gamers, ConcernedApe wanted something similar but with more purpose.
To address the issues he saw within the retro game, he devised his own project with additional elements that have long-been hallmarks of RPGs such as crafting and quests.
Sharing the monumental achievement, Barone tweeted: “Stardew Valley has sold over 10 million copies. It’s strange and amazing to think back when I was making this game in my bedroom with no clue if anyone would like it. Only four years ago!
“To everyone who has played this game, supported it, and made of this possible: Thank you!”
Stardew Valley has sold over 10 million copies. It's strange & amazing to think back to when I was making this game in my bedroom w/ no clue if anyone would like it. Only 4 years ago! To everyone who has played this game, supported it, and made all of this possible: Thank you!!
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) January 23, 2020
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