Developer ConcernedApe will now self-publish most versions of Stardew Valley.
Eric Barone, the one-man creative team also known as ConcernedApe, has announced that he will be self-publishing most versions Stardew Valley.
On the game’s blog, Barone stated that as of December 14th, he will be publishing the PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PlayStation Vita versions of the game himself. The Nintendo Switch and mobile ports will still be handled by the original publisher, Chucklefish.
Barone spoke on his decision to go solo: “When I first released Stardew Valley, I was a complete novice to the video game industry. Chucklefish, as my publisher, oversaw the distribution, console ports and translations of the game… But I’m at a point now where I’m ready to move forward on my own.”
It seems that Barone and Chucklefish have separated on good terms. The publisher stated that they will continue to work closely with Barone on the Switch and mobile versions of the game, which includes multiplayer on the Switch and an Android version.
Stardew Valley is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, iOS devices, Mac, and Linux.
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