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Stardew Valley: a co-op Harvest Moon with marriage, monsters, randomly generated caves

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I never really played much Harvest Moon, but even I know that its bankrupting shopowner Tom Nook ranks somewhere between Eddie Murphy and Nick Clegg on the unpopularity scale. I'm intrigued by the farming RPG Stardew Valley , then, which so far doesn't appear to feature any greedy capitalist raccoon dogs, making up for this blessed omission with online co-op and a focus on the four Cs: Crafting, Cave-crawling, Customisation and Cmarriage. (The C there is silent). There's a brand new trailer after the break.

As IndieGames note, Stardew Valley broke into the Steam Greenlight Top 100 not too long ago, so there's a good chance it will be on there when it's done sometime this summer (though it can't help to add your support , if you're a fan.) The game's looking rather tremendous, boasting four-player co-op, randomly generated caves (with monsters), changing seasons, NPC relationships, and of course a goth standing on a beach enjoying a storm. Something for everyone, then.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.