Popular farming simulator Stardew Valley+ is now playable via Apple Arcade. The game promises many hours of entertainment, with farming, ranching, fighting monsters and even getting married.
It’s one of a number of classic titles to hit Apple’s gaming subscription service in recent weeks.
A better way to get games
The most popular iPhone games are “free,” which means they’re loaded down with nagging messages to spend real money on in-app purchases. Even worse, some titles are designed to be virtually unplayable without putting down cash for virtual gems or the like.
Apple Arcade includes more than 200 games that forbid all that nonsense. Pay just $4.99 a month and you can enjoy any or all of them, with no hidden costs. And the collection of games available through Apple Arcade grows regularly, with Stardew Valley+ the latest addition.
Farming in Stardew Valley+ is only the start
Creator ConcernedApe says its game is more than a simple farming simulator — the developer calls it a farming role-playing game. And it’s true: Players do a lot more than simply plant and harvest crops and raise farm animals.
The game also includes exploring mysterious caves to search for treasure while fighting off monsters. And there’s fishing, getting married, going on quests. ConcernedApe promises 50-plus hours of gameplay.
Stardew Valley+ is a new version of the classic made for Apple’s gaming service. It includes the additional story content from the version 1.5 update, but multiplayer functionality is not supported.
Play now on Apple Arcade
Head to the Apple Arcade section of the App Store to download Stardew Valley+. It’s playable on iPhone and iPad.
Subscribers can try some of the other classic games that were recent additions to Apple’s gaming service, including the over-the-top Ridiculous Fishing EX. And there are new originals too, like the racing strategy game Jet Dragon.