Stardew Valley creator teases new content that will 'affect single-player'

Last week, Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone excitedly invited players to look at his cabin. Which was not, to be clear, a euphemism: Multiplayer testing was "coming along great," he said, and he wanted to show off his work. Today he unveiled something else he'd like us all to take a good hard look at. 

As with all good teases, there's nothing more to it than that, which leaves it up to us to digest and analyze what's been presented. So let's see: It's a boat. It's purple. There are four lights. Also three barrels and two boxes.   

Well, I'm stumped.

Barone said in a follow-up tweet that the new material is coming to both the PC and consoles, although "it will probably make it to the PC first." I've reached out to see if he'd be willing to shed a little light on this cryptic bit of social media, and I'll let you know if I hear back.  

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.