Stardew Valley is one of the most celebrated indie games in years, and it’s now available on Android! Even though the game launched on mobile last October, it was only available on iOS devices.
For those unfamiliar with Stardew Valley, it’s a 16-bit farming simulator RPG. Like many RPGs, you get to decide how to play. You can develop your character, your relationships with others, and your farm however you choose. This is part of what makes the game so fun. Players have total control to play the game the way that they want.
Originally for PC, the game has been ported to other platforms, and now to mobile. The move to Android (and iOS) brings with it a few changes which optimize gameplay for mobile devices. The movement controls have been optimized for touchscreens, and the game will automatically switch between tools depending on what you’re doing. Other than that though, the game looks and plays as you would expect if you’ve played it on other platforms.
Like with the iOS version of the game, you can import your existing Stardew Valley saved games from the Windows version. (Instructions are provided in the game’s wiki.) And the process appears to be much simpler on Android than on iOS. Instead of using iTunes, just connect your Android device to a PC and copy your saved game files to your phone’s internal storage. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
You can pick up Stardew Valley on Android now for $7.99. This gives you the full game. There are no microtransactions which is rare in today’s mobile gaming landscape. This is one more reason why this is such a great game.