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Good news all those waiting on Stardew Valley, as the developer has stated in the latest update post that it will be ported and he's taking help from Starbound creators Chucklefish to do it.

The Starbound Linux version has always worked pretty damn well, so it's good news. Shame he decided against working with Ethan Lee who already put in quite a bit of effort, but the developer of Stardew was already working with Chucklefish since they publish it.

QuoteNow, there’s obviously a huge amount of work involved to achieve all this… and I am just one person. I know in the past I’ve been very adamant about doing everything myself… and I still am, when it comes to game design and content. However, I’ve decided to seek outside help for some of the more technical things listed above. More specifically, I’ve accepted an offer from Chucklefish in which they will handle the porting, localization, and the technical side of multiplayer. This will allow me to focus on creating new game content for version 1.1, which I will continue to do entirely on my own.


See the full update post here.

The games popularity amazes me. It still has over 13,000 people online right now months after release. I look forward to playing it natively on Linux. I tried it out briefly in Wine after being gifted it a while ago, and it was too annoying with the issues I faced, so I am waiting to play it properly. Certainly seemed like a sweet game. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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10 comments

GangsterBaba 2 May, 2016
If the dev had hired filiblitjo to make the port we could have been playing this game since a week after its release...
WorMzy 2 May, 2016
I can't wait to play it natively and start earning some Steam achievements. I'm gonna continue borrowing my girlfriend's copy to play through wine until then though.
sadger 2 May, 2016
Excellent news. I can't wait!!
Gonza565 2 May, 2016
Wheyhay!
ElectricPrism 2 May, 2016
My wife plays on wine, Ill be getting my own copy once Linux drops, It'll be fun to do multiplayer too at a future point. Very good news :)
Segata Sanshiro 2 May, 2016
Nice! Day-1 buy for me, I love Harvest Moon :D
crazyg4merz 3 May, 2016
Instabuy for me, I thought Ethan already has a playable version available for donator? Have been replaying Harvest Moon FoMT this entire week on emulator and now this news comes out. Can't wait :)
neowiz73 3 May, 2016
awesome, chucklefish has shown they seem to know what they are doing. Starbound works flawlessly and has the linux binaries for modding Starbound. so I'm confident this will be really good.
anewson 3 May, 2016
hooray!
Liam Dawe 6 May, 2016
Quoting: crazyg4merzInstabuy for me, I thought Ethan already has a playable version available for donator? Have been replaying Harvest Moon FoMT this entire week on emulator and now this news comes out. Can't wait :)
I actually reached out to my Chucklefish contact to ask them to speak to Ethan, as a port would happen a lot quicker.
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