Stardew Valley dev hints at his unannounced second project (2023)


ConcernedApe considered keeping his name off the collaborative project

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Stardew Valley developer Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone is apparently working with a team on second project that's not Haunted Chocolatier.

In an interview with Game Informer (opens in new tab) (via PCGamesN (opens in new tab)), Eric revealed that he's working on a collaborative project which allows him to have "the best of both worlds" as they can develop games both by themselves and as part of a team.

The Stardew Valley developer didn’t reveal what the other project is, but did say that Haunted Chocolatier "is another completely solo game, kind of like Stardew Valley, where I’m doing literally everything." Due to this, the developer also said: "That one will probably come out first."

Unlike the surprise success of Stardew Valley though, Eric also said that they’re "not trying to make the next big indie hit" and was also "almost considering" releasing the next game under a new alias so that future players don’t associate the new game with Eric’s wildly successful Stardew Valley. However, he eventually decided against this idea due to it feeling "a bit disingenuous."

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If this is the first you’re hearing about either of Eric’s projects, here’s what you need to know. Announced in October 2021, Haunted Chocolatier is Stardew Valley 2 in all but name as the developer sticks to their usual style of a top-down, pixel-art game set in a cozy town with the added twist of ghosts and chocolate. We also know that Haunted Chocolatier will have NPC "relationships like in Stardew Valley".

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much else revealed about Haunted Chocolatier just yet, however, fans believe they may have sussed out the game’s potential release date thanks to a series of screenshots shared by the developer. In the fourth screenshot shared, the currency counter in the top right corner features the number 2,023 - which some believe is Eric teasing the release date in plain sight.

Just can’t wait to play ConcernedApe’s new game? This Stardew Valley mod gives you a little Haunted Chocolatier.

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Does Stardew Valley stop after 3 years? ›

One of the biggest questions in Stardew Valley is whether there is actually an end to the game or not. And the answer is: there isn't one. After three years, the player's grandfather appears to the player in a dream sequence to discuss the player's time at the farm and how they have adapted to living to farm life.

What happens after 2 years in Stardew Valley? ›

Dont worry ocean, the game goes on as normally, the game is endless, but there will still be many events and such to come! And the grandpa visitation is not as blunt as it seems.

Will there ever be a Stardew Valley 2? ›

Stardew Valley fans, get ready to eat your heart out (quite literally, possibly). The developer behind the esteemed slice-of-life farming simulator, Eric Barone – AKA ConcernedApe – has announced his follow-up to the indie game that's taken the world by storm: Haunted Chocolatier.

How long are you pregnant in Stardew Valley? ›

Biological children

If you agree, the baby will be born after 14 days and appear in the crib in the nursery. If you say "not now", there will be a ≈5% chance that your spouse will ask again, each night that you are married (and maintain 10 hearts).

How many hours does it take to 100% Stardew Valley? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Stardew Valley is about 52 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 155 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

What happens if you put a diamond in Grandpa's shrine? ›

The player can be re-evaluated at any time by placing a Diamond into Grandpa's Shrine (Grandpa will show up on the following day, after a game load or the first day of the following season in some cases). This means that the opportunity to obtain all four candles is extended beyond the initial two year evaluation.

What is the rarest thing to happen in Stardew Valley? ›

With only a 0.001 percent chance of appearing, spotting the UFO drifting across your Profit Screen is the rarest random event that can occur in Stardew Valley.

Did Stardew have a second child? ›

You will have the option to acquire a second child only after the first child has grown to the Toddler stage. Your spouse will also take your children when they're at least in the toddler stage to events such as the Stardew Valley Fair where they can be found walking around your spouse.

Is there LGBT in Stardew Valley? ›

If you have your farmer pursue a younger villager of the same sex, cut scenes sometimes show the young person shyly acknowledging their first gay crush. During same-sex weddings, the officiant charmingly stumbles through pronouncements of “husband and husband” or “wife and wife.”

Who is the nicest person in Stardew Valley? ›

Haley starts out as rude and dismissive but becomes one of the kindest women in Stardew Valley. She's affectionate, caring, and shows more growth than most of the other marriage candidates. Haley's marriage gifts aren't too shabby either. She provides maple bars, eggplant parmesan, and many other food items.

Is there anything inappropriate in Stardew Valley? ›

This game has received a PEGI 12 because it features moving images which teach games of chance. Not suitable for persons under 12 years of age.

What is the point of summoning Grandpa Stardew? ›

Grandpa's Shrine will have a note left behind asking the player to visit at the beginning of their third year. At this time, Grandpa will evaluate the player's success, and the candles around the shrine will light to signify how many points they've earned, which correlate with milestones reached.

Why was Chucklefish removed from Stardew Valley? ›

ConcernedApe founder Eric Barone publicly distanced himself from Chucklefish in 2019, after the publisher found itself under fire for alleged use of unpaid labor on games like Starbound.

Whats the longest someone has played Stardew Valley? ›

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Can you divorce if you have kids Stardew? ›

If you have children with your ex, they will stay at the farm, but if you are expecting a child while getting a divorce, they will not be born or delivered.

Can Stardew villagers divorce you? ›

If players have access to the Witch's Hut, they'll be able to find a shrine there that is capable of wiping all ex-spouses' memories, making them forget their previous relationship with the player and - most importantly - making them romanceable once again.

Can I have kids if I marry a girl Stardew? ›

Finally, you are able to have children whether you are in an opposite- or same-gender partnership. If you are married to someone of the opposite gender, you'll have kids, and if you're married to someone of the same gender, you'll adopt.

What happens if you stay up too long in Stardew Valley? ›

Past midnight (12:00 am), the player's character becomes tired and in need of sleep. However, the player can stay awake until 2am, after which their character will pass out. 1,000g will be lost (the details of this transaction will appear as a letter in the player's mailbox).

Do you age in Stardew Valley? ›

Ageing doesn't happen in Stardew Valley

Once they are born, they will age to toddlers in another 14 days. But that's where the aging stops. They will stay toddlers for the rest of the game, no matter how long that is. The same can be said for players, though they don't age even for the 14 days like babies do.

How long is a Stardew day IRL? ›

An hour of the game consumes 43 seconds of real-time, a day consumes 14 minutes 20 seconds from 6am to 2am, a week consumes about 99 minutes 40 seconds (about 1 hour 39 minutes 40 seconds), a season consumes 326 minutes 20 seconds (a little over 6 hours and half), and one year consumes 1605 minutes 20 seconds (a little ...

Does the shrine of Yoba do anything? ›

The Ring of Yoba has a chance to make you invulnerable after getting hit. The Sign Of The Vessel decoration can be purchased and used to decorate the farm.

What does the wicked statue do in Stardew Valley? ›

Placing a Wicked Statue in a slime hutch prevents the witch from visiting it and turning all Slimes black.

How do you get 4 stars on Grandpa's shrine? ›

Once again, the player only needs 12 of the total 21 points in order to light up all 4 candles on Grandpa's Shrine. When the player has enough points, go to the shrine to be evaluated. All four candles will be lit and the player will get the Statue of Perfection.

What is the rarest fruit in Stardew Valley? ›

Sweet Gem Berry
SeedRare Seed
Growth Time24 days
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How rare is the living hat? ›

The Living Hat is a hat that has a chance (0.01%) to drop from Wilderness Golems. It also has a very rare chance (0.001%) to drop when cutting weeds.

Can pigs get pregnant Stardew? ›

Pigs, like all other animals except rabbits, have a low chance to reproduce and can produce baby pigs. The more animals there are inside the same barn, the higher the chance an animal will give birth.

Can animals get pregnant Stardew? ›

Barn animals may become pregnant at random if the pregnancy option is enabled on their status menu. This is opened by interacting with the animal after having done so to give it affection first. An icon to the right of the menu can be toggled to allow pregnancy for that animal.

Who is the pink haired girl in Stardew Valley? ›

Sophia lives and works at the Blue Moon Vineyard. She is very shy and mostly keeps to herself. When not working at the vineyard, Sophia spends her time enjoying anime, manga, and cosplay. Sophia is a bachelorette option in Stardew Valley Expanded.

Can you kiss your spouse Stardew? ›

Kissing your spouse will remove exhaustion from your energy bar. This works only with the first kiss of the day, when a heart appears over your heads.

Can boyfriend get jealous in Stardew Valley? ›

The chance that your spouse becomes jealous is between 20 and 40%, depending on daily luck. If your spouse becomes jealous, you get a 30 friendship point penalty, and the next time you speak to your spouse they will give an angry message mentioning your gift.

Is Abigail straight in Stardew Valley? ›

Abigail is a villager and romance option from the video game Stardew Valley. She is a playersexual character, attracted to the player character regardless of gender.

Who is the villain in Stardew Valley? ›

Type of Villains

JojaMart is the main antagonistic faction of Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone's indie simulation role-playing game Stardew Valley.

Who is the black guy in Stardew Valley? ›

Krobus - Stardew Valley Wiki.

Who is the easiest to marry Stardew? ›

Leah is the artist of the town, and though her gifts after marriage aren't the best by a longshot, she's by far the easiest person in town to get together with thanks to her liking foraged items.

Who has the saddest backstory in Stardew Valley? ›

Sebastion is dark and depressed cause no one takes his hobbies and his job seriously, and whats worse, feels maru was a replacement in his family, not just a addition to it. Kent is a soilder with PTSD and war horror that follows him around constantly.

What happens if you get caught snooping in Stardew Valley? ›

The NPC will give one of three disgusted responses. You lose 25 friendship points (10% of a heart level) with that NPC. You may get a random item.

How many years can you go Stardew Valley? ›

Q: Is there an "ending" at which point it's Game Over? A: Currently there is an evaluation event after 2 years to determine whether you've earned the title of "Stardew Hero". It's not really that important, though... you get to keep playing as long as you want afterward.

Does Stardew end after Year 4? ›

Stardew Valley has no official end to it. You can keep playing for as long as you like. The closest thing the game has to an ending is getting a perfect evaluation by your grandfather. At the beginning of year 3, your grandfather's ghost will appear and score you based on a multitude of categories.

How many years can you live in Stardew Valley? ›

Ageing doesn't happen in Stardew Valley

But that's where the aging stops. They will stay toddlers for the rest of the game, no matter how long that is. The same can be said for players, though they don't age even for the 14 days like babies do.

Does Stardew Valley have a time limit? ›

The game has a never-ending life cycle. This means that there's never a point where you'll reach a definitive end and have to give up your farm. The main storyline of the game lasts for two years.

Can your wife divorce you in Stardew Valley? ›

Once inside Mayor Lewis's manor, they should head towards the left side of his house, right beside his kitchen. There, they'll find two books. If they choose the book on the right, an options box will pop up to ask if the player wants to get divorced.

Can you remarry after divorce Stardew Valley? ›

Afterward, all ex-spouses will have no memory of the previous marriage, allowing players to date and remarry them if they choose. Children from marriage can also be 'turned into doves' at the Witch's Hut in exchange for a Prismatic Shard.

What happens when you 100% Stardew? ›

The perfection score measures how much of the game content you've completed. Achieving a perfection of 100% unlocks extra endgame content.


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