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This is a listing of official Stardew Valley development updates from ConcernedApe (unless otherwise noted) posted on (2013-present) and before that on (2012-2013). Blog posts are sorted in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top of the page.


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The Stardew Valley Cookbook September 22, 2023 News about the upcoming Official Stardew Valley Cookbook


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Some cool Stardew Valley music arrangements, interpretations, and covers May 3, 2022 ConcernedApe shares music from the game that has been performed by others.


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1.5.6 out now on Steam/GOG December 21, 2021 Announces the release of Stardew Valley v1.5.6 on Steam/GOG
Move To Self-Publishing for iOS December 7, 2021 Announces that as of October 24, 2021, ConcernedApe is the official publisher of Stardew Valley on iOS.
Stardew Valley now available on Game Pass December 3, 2021 Announces that Stardew Valley is now available on Game Pass for Xbox and PC; announces a 1.5.5 hotfix, and links to a guide for running Stardew Valley on 32-bit operating systems.
Stardew Valley 1.5.5 Released on PC November 30, 2021 Announces the move from beta to full release of Stardew Valley v1.5.5 on PC
Stardew Valley Board Game — Taking orders again on Wednesday, 11/3 November 1, 2021 Announces that the board game is back in stock, and contains minor adjustments to gameplay based on player feedback.
Stardew 1.5 Mobile Update July 6, 2021 Announces that "someone new" is porting the 1.5 update to mobile platforms, and that the update will "be a while off yet".
The Mac Multiplayer Issue Is Now Fixed July 2, 2021 Announces a patch that resolves an issue that broke multiplayer on the Mac.
Stardew monetization policy for Twitch Streamers/Youtubers/etc. May 7, 2021 Clarifies that people can monetize videos and livestreams of the game on Twitch, YouTube, or elsewhere. Patch for Playstation April 30, 2021 Patch notes for the bug-fix update on PlayStation.
Stardew Valley: The Board Game (Available Now!) February 23, 2021 Announces a board game based on Stardew Valley for 1-4 players.
Stardew Valley Wiki Ownership Change February 23, 2021 Discusses the transfer of hosting the wiki from Chucklefish to ConcernedApe.
Stardew Valley 1.5 Out Now On Consoles February 12, 2021 Announces release of the 1.5 content update on consoles.
Stardew Valley 1.5.4 Patch Out Now On PC January 22, 2021 Patch notes for the 1.5.4 bug-fix update on PC.
Stardew Valley 1.5.3 Patch Out Now On PC January 15, 2021 Patch notes for the 1.5.3 bug-fix update on PC.
Upcoming Wiki Transfer January 8, 2021 Discusses the upcoming host transfer of the wiki from Chucklefish to ConcernedApe.
Stardew Valley 1.5.2 Patch Out Now On PC January 8, 2021 Patch notes for the 1.5.2 bug-fix update on PC.


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Stardew Valley 1.5.1 Patch Notes December 24, 2020 Patch notes for the 1.5.1 bug-fix update on PC.
Stardew Valley 1.5 Update out now on PC! December 21, 2020 Announces release of the 1.5 content update on PC. Details many new features and links to a full changelog.
New Update for Android and Hotfix patch for PC February 11, 2020 Announces release of the 1.4 update on Android and shares patch notes for the 1.4.5 bug-fix update on PC.
Patch 1.4.4 available now for PC & Consoles January 31, 2020 Patch notes for the 1.4.4 bug-fix update on PC and consoles.


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Console 1.4.3 Patch December 20, 2019 Patch notes for the 1.4.3 bug-fix update on consoles.
1.4 Content Update out now on Switch, PS4, and XBOX December 19, 2019 Announces release of the 1.4.2 update on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Announces planned bug fix updates 1.4.3 and 1.4.4 for consoles.
1.4.3 Bug-Fix patch for PC December 13, 2019 Patch notes for the 1.4.3 bug-fix update on PC.
1.4.2 Bug-Fix Patch on PC December 4, 2019 Patch notes for the 1.4.2 bug-fix update on PC.
Stardew Valley 1.4.1 Bug-Fix Patch December 2, 2019 Patch notes for the 1.4.1 bug-fix update on PC.
The Stardew Valley 1.4 Content Update is Now Available on Steam & GOG November 26, 2019 Announces release of the 1.4 content update on PC. Details many new features and links to a full changelog.
1.4 PC Release Date & More! November 12, 2019 Announces that Xbox One and PS4 have received the 1.3 update. Announces release date of November 26th, 2019 for the 1.4 update on PC and shares details on some of the new features.
Self-publishing on Switch October 1, 2019 ConcernedApe announces he has begun self-publishing Stardew Valley on Switch.
Clarification on the relationship between Chucklefish and Stardew Valley September 14, 2019 ConcernedApe explains Chucklefish's role in relation to Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley now available on Android March 13, 2019 Announces release on Android.
Android Version Coming March 14th February 14, 2019 Announces release date of March 14th, 2019 for Android. The Android version will include all single player content as well as the five new languages recently added on PC.
Beta is now open for 5 New Languages: French, Turkish, Korean, Hungarian, and Italian January 24, 2019 Announces PC beta update for several new languages.
Job Openings January 2, 2019 Opens applications for a programming job.


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What’s In Store For Stardew Valley December 14, 2018 ConcernedApe discusses his work on a new game set in the same world and his plans hire a team to help create new Stardew Valley updates in the future.
Stardew Valley 1.3 (Multiplayer Update) is coming to Nintendo Switch this week December 11, 2018 Announces release date of December 12th, 2018 for the 1.3 update on Switch.
Move to Self-Publishing starting December 14th November 30, 2018 ConcernedApe announces he will begin self-publishing Stardew Valley on PC, Xbox, PS4, and PS Vita beginning December 14th, 2018.
1.3.32 — Small Patch Released On PC Today November 19, 2018 A small bug fix patch for PC.
Stardew Valley coming to mobile October 9, 2018 Announces Stardew Valley will be available on iOS on October 24th, 2018 and on Android at a later date. The mobile version will include all game content except multiplayer, allows transferring save data between PC and mobile, and will be available for $7.99 USD.
Stardew Valley 1.3 (Multiplayer Update) is now available! August 1, 2018 Announces release of the 1.3 multiplayer update for PC.
PS VITA release date! May 14, 2018 Announces release date of May 22nd, 2018 for the PS Vita.
Stardew Valley v1.3 Beta April 30, 2018 Announces 1.3 beta and explains how multiplayer works in Stardew Valley. (posted by Tom Coxon)
Update On 1.3 February 15, 2018 Thanks Tom Coxon for his work on the network coding and reveals signs will be included in the 1.3 update.


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Status Update: Multiplayer + Beyond December 8, 2017 Update on some features in development, including multiplayer, a PS Vita port, and new languages. (posted by Molly Carroll)
Stardew Valley Switch – 1.2.36 Patch Notes November 29, 2017 Bug fix update for the Switch. (posted by Molly Carroll)
Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch – Bug Fixes October 6, 2017 Addresses some common Switch bug reports. (posted by Molly Carroll)
Stardew Valley Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch October 2, 2017 Announces release date of October 5th, 2017 for the Switch.
Stardew Valley Multiplayer News August 1, 2017 What to expect from Multiplayer. (posted by Tom Coxon)
Stardew Valley 1.2 live on Xbox One + Playstation 4! June 22, 2017 Announces release of the 1.2 update on Xbox One and PS4. (posted by Molly Carroll)
Stardew Valley 1.2 is out on PC! April 24, 2017 Announces release of the 1.2 update on PC. (posted by Molly Carroll)
Stardew Valley 1-year Anniversary February 26, 2017 The year in review; contains screenshots from early Stardew Valley development.
Stardew Valley Localization Feedback February 7, 2017 Instructions for installing the 1.2 Beta version on Steam and providing feedback. (posted by Molly Carroll)
Stardew Valley Progress Update — Second console patch, localization, and more January 19, 2017 Update on what to expect in the next months.


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Stardew Upcoming Xbox and PS4 patch December 16, 2016 Patch notes for a lot of console fixes.
Stardew Valley now available on Xbox One and Playstation 4 December 14, 2016 Announces release of Stardew Valley on Xbox One and PS4.
Stardew Valley Console Release Dates November 29, 2016 Announcement for PS4 (December 13th, 2016) and Xbox One (December 14th, 2016) release dates.
Stardew Valley Localization Update October 26, 2016 Update on multi-language support, which has been slightly pushed back to ensure quality.
Stardew Valley v1.1 – Changelog October 3, 2016 Update 1.1 full changelog and new trailer. Read the wiki changelog for full details.
Update on 1.1 Progress #2 September 7, 2016 More details on 1.1, previews of upcoming Farm Maps. Post-PAX wrap up.
Update on 1.1 progress August 6, 2016 Details on 1.1 progress and a preview of dating features for Shane and Emily.
Stardew Valley now available for Mac & Linux! July 29, 2016 Stardew Valley is now available for both Mac and Linux now in a free update.
Stardew Valley coming to consoles Q4 2016 June 13, 2016 Official announcement that Stardew Valley is coming to the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Wii U in Q4 2016! Console ports are being developed with the help of Chucklefish and Sickhead Games.
Stardew Valley on The Yetee June 8, 2016 New official merch available at The Yetee. This includes some shirts, stickers and posters!
Post-Launch Progress Update: Version 1.1 and more! May 1, 2016 Update post release happenings. Plans for localization, consoles and multiplayer. List of some additional planned features for version 1.1
Stardew Valley Is Now Available! February 26, 2016 Game released for sale. $14.99 USD on Steam, GOG and Humble.
Release Date and Trailer! January 29th, 2016 Announced release date of February 26, 2016. New trailer.


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Dev Update #32 December 18, 2015 Single player to be released before multiplayer
Dev Update #31 November 7, 2015
Dev Update #30 September 16, 2015 Gameplay stream
Dev Update #29 August 2, 2015
Dev Update #28 June 27, 2015
Dev Update #27 May 18, 2015
Dev Update #26 April 4, 2015
Dev Update #25 February 28, 2015
Dev Update #24 January 26, 2015


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Dev Update #23 December 16, 2014
Dev Update #22 November 15, 2014
Dev Update #21 October 14, 2014
Dev Update #20 September 9, 2014
Dev Update #19 August 2, 2014
Dev Update #18 July 5, 2014
Dev Update #17 May 21, 2014
Dev Update #16 April 20, 2014
Dev Update #15 March 23, 2014
Dev Update #14 January 17, 2014


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Dev Update #13 December 13, 2013 Winter-themed screenshots.
Mini Dev Update #12 November 15, 2013 Gives an update on overall development progress and shares details on character you can marry.
Mini Dev Update #11 October 7, 2013 Details on skills that can be leveled up.
Mini Dev Update #10 September 5, 2013 Details on fishing, in game UI, and more.
Mini Dev Update #9 August 4, 2013 Details on farm animals.
Mini Dev Update #8 July 14, 2013 Details on fruit trees and several new or updated game areas.
Mini Dev Update #7 June 28th, 2013 Flower and tool designs as well as new game locations.
Mini Dev Update #6 June 6th, 2013 Discusses several game items including rings, boots, minerals, geodes, and a slingshot.
Mini Dev Update #5 May 25th, 2013 Shares work on the mines.
Greenlit May 17th, 2013 Announces that Stardew Valley has been Greenlit on Steam.
Mini Dev Update #4 May 5th, 2013 Shares a range of game art improvements.
Mini Dev Update #3 April 15th, 2013 New farmhouse, npc sprites, and character portraits.
Mini Dev Update #2 March 22, 2013 Character customization details.
Mini Dev Update #1 March 13, 2013 New farmer sprite.
New Wallpaper March 7, 2013 Includes a desktop wallpaper.
New website & Chucklefish publishing partnership February 13, 2013 Announces that Chucklefish will be publishing Stardew Valley and a new website for the game.
2/9/13 February 9, 2013 A new trailer for the game.
2/8/13 February 8, 2013 Some co-op screenshots.
2/5/13 February 5, 2013 A video of an early co-op demo.
1/4/13 January 4, 2013 A video of UI and crops and a video of the caves.
1/1/13 January 1, 2013 Stardew Valley was selected as IndieDB's Editor's Choice Upcoming Indie Game of the Year.


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12/19 December 19, 2012 Discusses a false YouTube copyright claim.
12/7 December 7, 2012 Crop growth stages.
11/24 November 24, 2012 A video of soundtrack highlights.
11/19 November 19, 2012 A draft of the game map.
11/13 November 13, 2012
11/6 November 6, 2012 Shares a few screenshots.
10/17/12 October 17, 2012 A video where the farmer places buildings on the farm.
10/7/12 October 7, 2012 Links to an interview.
10/5/12 October 5, 2012 A gameplay trailer.
10/2/12 #2 October 2, 2012 Shares gif of a melon.
10/2/12 October 2, 2012
9/29/12 September 29, 2012 Details about fences.
9/26/12 September 26, 2012 Updated animation with twice as many frames.
9/21/12 September 21, 2012 Lighting system video.
9/18/12 September 18, 2012 Screenshot of a lighting system.
9/17/12 September 17, 2012 A video of chopping down trees and tall grass.
9/13/12 September 13, 2012 Discusses new farmstand mechanic.
9/8/12 September 7, 2012 Screenshots of improvements to graphics.
Note that the missing image can be seen on Kristi's Blog
9/6/12 September 6, 2012 Discusses improvements to graphics.
9/4/2012 September 4, 2012 Discusses improving all of the game's graphics, as well as making sure modding is as easy as possible.
9/2/2012 September 2, 2012 Announces the new website for the game.