ConcernedApe Brings Team Together to Work on Stardew Valley

A team is coming together to continue work on Stardew Valley.

Developer Eric Barone, aka ConcernedApe, has announced that he has formed a team to help him out. On his official blog, he states that he has been working on a new game, but he recently shifted gears to work on a new Stardew Valley update. After he releases the new 1.4 update, he plans to work on both Stardew and his new game. To accomplish this goal, he’s in the process of forming a team to help produce updates for his current title, giving him time to work on his new project.

“This is going to be a big change for me… I’ve always worked alone, and working with a team is a whole new ballgame. However, just as I did with Stardew Valley originally, I’m just gonna go for it, and have faith to rise to the occasion and make it work,” Barone wrote. “My hope is that the new team will help take some of the workload off me, so I have enough breathing room to divide my time between my new game and Stardew Valley.”

While the team will likely help him with producing more content down the line, there are some aspects of development Barone will hold onto.

“There are many aspects of development which I’ll never be okay with handing over to another, like music or writing,” he wrote. “But when it comes to programming, fixing bugs, administrative/business work, or even pixel art… I think I’d be okay with having some help.”

This is not the only big announcement that Barone has recently made. He has also revealed that he will be self-publishing Stardew Valley now, with the exception of the Nintendo Switch and mobile versions of the game.

Stardew Valley is available on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and the Nintendo Switch.

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