Stardew valley how to get a dance partner

A Complete Guide To The Flower Dance

By Chris Birsner

The Flower Dance can be a great way to bond in Stardew Valley. Here's all you need to know about the event.

Stardew Valley is a perfect game to allow a player to unwind and just enjoy building their farm at their own pace. But that doesn't mean that the game is uneventful either. In fact, there are plenty of events that occur in Pelican Town over the course of a year.

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During the spring, players can experience two holidays, the Egg Festival and the Flower Dance. While the Egg Festival is about a competitive egg hunt, the Flower Dance is more of a bonding experience between the player and their fellow townspeople. While the event doesn't take too much work while it's going on, there are some things to note about how to make attending the dance worth it.

When Is The Flower Dance?

Prior to the event, players will get a letter from Mayor Lewis informing them about the upcoming dance. In the letter, he will state that if players are able to find a partner, that they can even participate as well. The event itself is held on the 24th day of Spring from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To attend, players need to head to the southwest. The clearing is just across the bridge that is south of the Wizard's tower. Once there, the event will begin and once it is over, the player will be brought back to their farm around 10 p.m. that day. If players are looking to ignore the event, they are able to. However, all homes and shops are closed on that day, since everyone else will be celebrating.

Who Can Be A Dance Partner?

Because the event is meant to be romantic, eligible dancers consist of those who are currently single and able to be dated in the game. Unfortunately, players can't just simply arrive at the dance and pair up with someone without putting in some work prior to the event. In order to ask someone to dance, the player must have a friendship level of four hearts with said individual. There are few ways to go about increasing friendship level:

• Talking to them on a daily basis

• Giving them a gift they at least are neutral about

• Giving them two good gifts in a week

• Helping them deliver an item

• Inviting them to see a movie

• Purchasing a snack for them

• Making certain choices during cutscenes

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If players have reached that friendship level with the dance partner they want, they just need to talk to them twice at the start of the dance. Friendship level will go up a full heart upon dancing with the individual. Players can even participate if they are married and can dance with someone other than their spouse, although their spouse can dance with someone else as well. Note that a player will not be able to participate in the dance in their first year.

While at the event, players can swing by Pierre and purchase different spring-themed items and recipes. The list includes:

• Seasonal Decor (350 gold)

• Pink Seasonal Plant (350g)

• Yellow Seasonal Plant (350g)

• Tub o' Flowers (250g)

• Tub o' Flowers Recipe (1,000g)

• Daffodil (50g)

• Dandelion (50g)

• Rarecrow (2,500g)

• Wall Flower (800g)

• Small Wall Flower (800g)

• Ceiling Leaves Variant 1 (400g)

• Ceiling Leaves Variant 2 (400g)

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Getting a partner in the Year 1 Flower Dance for Dummies : StardewValley

tldr; Talk to the person you want to dance with every day and gift them twice a week, it's a tad more complicated than that so details below.

Many of us have been there, starry eyed and new to the game, you’re starting to get the hang of things as Spring comes to a close. Then the Flower Dance comes, you've been talking to the villagers a little, maybe you have one or two hearts with a few, so you ask somebody to dance only to be abjectly rejected. That was how my first game went, but ever since I've been able to consistently secure a partner every time. Here's how you avoid being the sad individual on the sidelines in your next game.

The goal we need to achieve is 1000 Friendship Points, that's the threshold for characters to agree to a dance. That might seem Like a daunting goal since even a Loved gift is only worth 80 points, but it actually is quite achievable if a bit grindy.

There are two main sources of points we'll be able to draw from, conversations and gifts. Every time you talk to an NPC when they aren't in the middle of a special animation you will receive 20 friendship points, if you talk to your desired partner every single day including on the flower dance day itself you'll get 480 friendship points from this source. That's almost half of what we need.

As for gifts, a neutral gift gives 20 points, a Liked gift gives 45, and a Loved gift gives 80 friendship points. If the gift has a quality rating a modifier will be applied to these points, 1.1 for Silver, 1.25 for Gold, and 1.5 for iridium. If you give someone two gifts in a week you will also get a bonus +10 points with them at the end of the week. You can give 8 gifts before the flower dance which would give you 390 points if you used basic quality Liked gifts. As for what gifts to give, this page is going to be your best friend

Now 390+480 still leaves us 130 points short of what we need so we'll need to do a little more work than simply talking every day and giving Liked gifts, even if all the Liked gifts you give are Gold quality you'll still fall a few points short at 960. So in order to reach the 1000 we need you'll have to take advantage of help wanted requests which give 150 points upon completion, or mix in some Loved gifts. The exceptions are characters who have birthdays before the Dance, since any gift given on a birthday has an 8x multiplier to the friendship gained.

Now let's break down the characters by how easy they are to get to 1000 points by dance day, assuming you talk to them every single day for the free 480 points.

Edit: Today I learned that the Introductions quest gives you +100 Friendship points with everyone. That doesn't necessitate any fundamental changes to what you'll have to do to build a full 1000 points, but it certainly makes things easier.


  • Shane: Shane's birthday is before the Flower Dance, and one of his Loved gifts is beer, which Gus always has in stock. All you have to do to get Shane to dance with you is talk to him every day and give him a Beer for his birthday. If you give him two gifts a week as well you'll actually overshoot the required 1000 points by a pretty large margin (he Likes Parsnips).

  • Haley: Like Shane Haley's birthday is before the Dance, however her Loved gifts are almost impossible to obtain during your first spring. With that said she Likes Daffodils, so if you give her a Gold Daffodil on her birthday you can get 450 points. Combine that with a few more Daffodils and talking every day and you'll easily reach or surpass 1000. Her two heart event also provides an opportunity for 30 more points if you select the "Haley, why not have this be your one weekly job?" option.


  • Maru: Maru Loves Cauliflower and Strawberries, both of which you can grow before the dance, although not during Week 1. Each Gold Quality Loved gift is worth 100 Friendship points, so if you give her 6 Gold Cauliflowers/Strawberries before the event and talk to her every day you'll reach 1000, Silver will also work, as will Regular if you give her two Quartz during Week 1 but with narrower margins. Scaring up 6 Gold of either crop isn't too difficult so I would personally go with that for safety.

  • Leah: Leah Loves Salad, Salad is always in stock for 220g at the Saloon. If you give it to her for all 8 gifts you'll hit 1150 points. You only need to give her 5 though, so long as you give her Regular Liked gifts or better for the other 3 gifts. For example if you give her 3 Driftwood and 5 Salad you'll still reach 1045.

  • Harvey: Totally forgot about him, he's basically the same as Leah, but with Coffee instead of Salad. He also has a pretty wide pool of liked gifts so it's quite easy to get him over 1000.


  • Sam: Sam is a lot Like Leah, he Loves Pizza which can be easily obtained from the Saloon. But Pizza costs 600g which is a lot in your first Spring. Basically the same strategy as Leah here, his cheapest gift ratio is 5 Pizzas, 3 Joja-Colas along with talking every day of course.


  • Emily: Tragically Emily's birthday is a few days after the Dance, but it is possible to obtain two of her Loved gifts (Topaz and Amethyst) very early on, she Loves all gemstones except quartz so if you get lucky with fishing chests you may find others as well. She also Likes Daffodils and Parsnips both of which you can obtain high quality versions of. The absolute minimum you can get away with for Emily is 2 Loved gemstones and 6 Gold Liked items, Parsnips being the easiest.

I would not recommend trying anyone beyond this point, getting them to 1000 points essentially demands that you complete one or more help wanted quests for them, either because their Loved gifts can't be obtained, or they don't Like enough gifts that have a quality rating. Emily is borderline, but getting 2 gemstone nodes in 18 days isn't too bad. On the other hand, everyone above will get even easier if you happen to complete help wanted quests for them.


Everyone Else. The basic beats will be the same for all the bachelors/bachelorettes not mentioned above with a few minor exceptions. An aggressive mine diver might be able to find some Frozen Tears for Sebastian, someone who gets an early crab pot and has good luck might be able to get some Lobster for Elliot, a fishing chest might give you an Emerald for Penny, etc. But other than those edge cases every other potential partner is going to play the same. Most people Like Vegetables so Gold Parsnips or whatever else you're growing will be your mainstay along with talking every day, but even 8 Gold Liked Gifts won't get you to 1000. So you'll need some help from RNGesus. One help wanted quest, in combination with 8 Liked gifts of any quality, and talking every day will let you squeak by at 1020 points.

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How to Get Married in Stardew Valley -

Stardew Valley is a game full of fun features and one of the most addictive is marriage. It's available once you get started, and you can even get married in your first year in Pelican City. There are also many spouses to choose from, and getting married comes with significant benefits.

What do you need to do to get married in Stardew Valley?

The process is not too difficult, but requires a few achievements, items and money. Let's see exactly what you need to do to tie the knot in Stardew Valley. nine0003

How to get married in Stardew Valley co-op

Stardew Valley allows you to marry your friends and other players in co-op mode.

  1. Go to traveler near the pond in Cindersup Forest between six o'clock. and eight o'clock. You can find him there on Fridays and Saturdays.
  2. Click on the basket and buy wedding ring recipe for 1000 gold.
  3. Create a wedding ring out of Prismatic Shard and Five Iridium Bars .

  4. After crafting the wedding ring, find a friend or player you want to marry.
  5. Select the wedding ring in your inventory and right click another user.
  6. Click Yes in the next window. to confirm your offer.
  7. Wait for another player to accept your offer. If successful, you will receive a message that another user has agreed to marry you. nine0016

Now let's see how you can marry NPC Stardew Valley.

There are several partners to choose from, but each requires you to build a relationship with them. Relationship building activities include regular conversations, birthday gifts, quests, and gifts given about twice a week. After a certain point, you can also watch a movie with them.

All these activities bring you hearts of friendship with your desired partner. You need 10 of them to marry each NPC. nine0003

The number of hearts you can get through the above actions is limited to eight. When you reach this threshold, you will need to give them a bouquet, upgrade your farmhouse, and gain access to the tidal pool on the beach.

After your NPC reaches 10 hearts, you can ask them to marry you. Here's how to do it:

  1. Go to Beach when it's raining and look for Old Sailor .
  2. nine0013 Buy Mermaid Pendant for 5000 gold.
  3. Approach your future spouse, select the Mermaid Pendant and right-click on the NPC.
  4. Ask them to marry you and they will automatically accept your marriage proposal. The wedding will take place three days after the conclusion of the contract, and the level of your friendship with the NPC will increase to 14.

If your life together is not going well, you can always get a divorce. To apply, you need to go to the mayor's manor, where you will find a small book with the option to divorce your spouse. nine0003

Once you have submitted your application, you will have the opportunity to withdraw your decision within 24 hours. If you don't cancel it, your spouse, room, and unique outdoor area will disappear the next day. Your friendship levels will be reset and the other player will have an "ex" under their name.

If you have children, they will stay in the house after the divorce.

Before you decide to divorce, think carefully about your decision. This will cause your ex to return to their original place of residence and react negatively to you, remembering why your marriage didn't work out. They also won't accept your gifts, which can be a big hurdle if you want to remarry them. nine0003

The good news is that you can visit the Witch's Hut and erase your ex's memories for 30,000 gold. As a result, your ex-spouse will not remember your previous marriage, which will allow you to date him and remarry. You can also turn your children from a previous marriage into doves using a Prismatic Shard. This permanently removes them from the game, but you can have other children from other partners.

How to marry Abigail in Stardew Valley

Abigail is one of the NPCs you can marry in the game. She is not as easy to care for as Sebastian, but still much easier than most other characters. As mentioned earlier, you will need to use certain gifts to unlock the marriage option and propose to the NPC. Abigail likes the following items:

  • Amethyst
  • Spicy eel
  • Pumpkin
  • Pufferfish
  • Chocolate cake
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Banana pudding

Another gift she likes is quartz. Luckily, he's easy to find, which makes building a relationship with Abigail much easier. You can get the element by recycling garbage, searching garbage cans and mining resources.

Once you get to eight friendship hearts, give her the Mermaid's bouquet and pendant and propose to her.

How to marry Hailey in Stardew Valley

Like Abigail, it shouldn't be hard for you to build a relationship with Hailey. However, you must first gain access to the Calico Desert. Otherwise, it can be quite tedious. Among her favorite gifts are the following items:

  • coconuts
  • Sunflowers
  • Fruit Salad
  • Pink cake

In addition to these items, you must also set aside each daffodil found for Hayley. This will speed up your progress and help you earn eight relationship hearts faster. nine0003

You can also speed up the relationship process once you repair the bus and get to Calico Desert. One of her favorite gifts, coconuts, can be found in the area. Once you have eight hearts, use the same suggestion process as you would for any other NPC.

How to get married in the winter in Stardew Valley

You can get married in the winter in Stardew Valley, and the same is true at other times of the year. However, since it doesn't rain in the city at this time of the year, you won't be able to purchase the Mermaid Pendant. Therefore, you will need to buy it at another time. nine0003

Another option is to use the Rain Totem. It is a crafted item that causes rain the next day and is made from one hardwood, one truffle oil, and five pine resin. You can unlock the item's recipe when you reach the ninth gathering level (one level below the threshold). Keep in mind that you will need a lot of gathering experience to get the item if you plan on going down this path.

The easiest way to level up your gathering skill is to chop down trees with an axe. Each tree gives you 12 experience points, and removing cut stumps gives you another point. nine0003

Another effective method is to collect items from the ground, earning seven XP. In addition, removing large logs and large stumps gives you as much as 25 experience points. However, you will need a Steel Ax and a Copper Ax to do this.

If you don't like gathering, you can try your luck by searching the treasure rooms in the Skull Caverns. Sometimes one to three rain totems appear from them.

After receiving the Rain Totem, you can use it to summon rain. All you have to do is select an item in your inventory and right click right above your character. He will bring rain, which will allow you to buy a Mermaid Pendant in winter. nine0003

Be aware that Totem will not change the weather on the first day of a season or holiday. If you use it in winter when it snows, it will result in both snow and rain at the same time. In addition, the item can cause a storm if you activate it on a rainy day.

Additional Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any benefit in getting married in Stardew Valley?

There are several benefits associated with your marriage.

After you get married in Stardew Valley, your spouse will move to your farm and adopt a new schedule. They will also take up space above your shipping box, where they will pursue their hobbies before the wedding. In addition, they will remodel one of the rooms of your house according to their preferences. nine0003

Having a spouse can make your life in Stardew Valley much easier. They are more likely to do some of your chores around the house, such as mending fences, feeding livestock, and watering crops. In addition, they can give you food and a bunch of other things.

How to get married quickly in Stardew Valley?

Cannot skip building relationships with NPCs to marry them faster. However, some characters may be available for marriage earlier than others. The NPC that allows you to marry the fastest is Maru. Once you start the game, you will be able to marry her on the 13th summer, three days after her birthday. The bulk of your job comes down to talking to her and giving her favorite gifts. You have a variety of options available:

• Battery

• Color cabbage

• Cauline cabbage with cheese

• Gold ingot

• Almaz

• Iridium ingot

• Peppers

• Radioactive bar

• Radioactive bar

• strawberry

• strawberries

• Rhubarb Cake

Talk to her as much as possible and bring regular gifts before the Flower Dance. This festival takes place on the 24th of every spring and brings you lots of points with your dance partner. Therefore, be sure to choose Mara. nine0003

When the flower dance is over, continue to give her gifts and talk. These actions will quickly bring you to eight hearts and allow you to buy a bouquet for her. If all goes well, you should make it far enough before the age of 13 to give her the Mermaid Pendant and ask her to marry you.

Who is the best character to get married in Stardew Valley?

Most people consider Penny the best character to marry in Stardew Valley. She may not seem like much, may look too serious or focused on work, but she has a heart of gold. She also helps the children of Pelican City with their education, which makes her very noble and helpful. nine0003

You can find Penny near the museum teaching local children. In addition, she spends a lot of time sitting on a bench in the town square. She likes different items, but her favorite gifts, including Melon and Diamond, are expensive.

However, one of her favorite dishes is the root dish, which can be easily prepared with winter roots and cave carrots in the first year of life. Once you marry her, she will deliver many valuable gifts, including mineral geodes, artifacts, ores, basic resources, and mixed seeds. Overall, she is a terrific, well-balanced marriage partner. nine0003

Many players also like to marry Hailey. Her appearance may seem cold, but some users like characters with layers, and Hayley has a lot of them.

Hayley leaves a vague impression when you first enter the Valley, appearing uninterested but very polite. However, as you interact with her more, you get to know her fun and kind side.

Penny and Hailey top the lists of most desirable spouses, but another name that pops up a lot is Sam. He is kind to you from the start of the game and offers great gifts as a husband, including Earth Crystals and Geodes. He likes Joja Cola, which can be obtained by fishing or rummaging through trash and vending machines. nine0003

It's time to take a dip

Stardew Valley has ample opportunity for new adventures that will make your blood boil. But it also allows you to settle down with your significant other. If you want to marry another player or NPC, this means that you will no longer be alone in your house. You will have a person ready to take over some of the housework, bring you food and take care of your happiness.

How many times have you been married in Stardew Valley? Who is your favorite NPC to marry? How long was your longest marriage? Let us know in the comments section below. nine0003

Games like Stardew Valley

When a Stardew Valley game comes along, you don't have to be Michael Pakter to predict the appearance of many clones. But the beauty of the gaming industry is that all these clones, using the concept of the original, bring a lot of their own.

This is no longer a banal copy of Stardew Valley with an extra layer of paint and a drop of RPG, no. All of the members of this list have taken the best of the title game (and its predecessors like Harvest Moon) and tweaked those features to make the farming simulation genre the most alive. So, we present to your attention the best games similar to Stardew Valley. nine0003

Super Farm

  • Release date: 2012
  • Platforms: Browser

A fun multiplayer strategy ostensibly about running your own farm: you'll have to plant beds, build factories to process produce, trade with your neighbors, and team up to form giant cooperatives. Despite the seeming casualness, the game boasts a very thoughtful and deep gameplay that will definitely not let you get bored! nine0003



  • Release date: May 29, 2018
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Moonlighter will please all hardcore Stardew Valley fans. In essence, this is a simulator of the owner of a shop, bargaining with customers and routinely filling in the gaps in the window with goods. But at night, he turns into a warrior, diving into bagel dungeons in search of new products for his shop. Did I already mention that the plot here is just great? It tells about fate, mental anguish and, quite a bit, family drama. nine0003

The game does an excellent job of capturing that wonderfully repetitive Stardew Valley gameplay with its routine, with a touch of Binding of Isaac and subtle nods towards Dark Souls. This is your new free time eater.


My Time at Portia

  • Release date: January 15, 2019
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Like the title game, My Time at Portia has a lot of grind, but its world is so wonderful and gives so many positive emotions that the need to grind fades into the background. The game can best be described as a mixture of The Sims and Stardew Valley, made in the style of the famous Studio Ghibli. nine0003

The essence of the game is to join the community of the city of Portia, becoming a farmer or an artisan, and everything is done wonderfully. Everyone around you is eager to become bosom friends with you, and it is up to you to decide whether to let the newly-made neighbors into your life or not. Add to the search for friends the constant need for resources to build your workshop and the city as a whole, and you will realize that there is absolutely nothing left for free time. Weekends definitely fly by.



  • Release date: April 18, 2019
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch

2D clicker game. Despite this, here, as in Stardew Valley, you will be engaged in crafting, building shelters, extracting resources, crafting various items, hunting, fishing, and so on. You are not alone in the world - you can develop relationships with NPCs, and as a result, they will help you in various matters.

You can be a traveler, or you can retire on your own farm and grow vegetables, fruits, flowers, and also breed animals. Forager catches with "old-school" graphics and a variety of gameplay, making it almost impossible to tear yourself away from the screen. nine0003



  • Release date: February 6, 2018
  • Platforms: PC

Adventure game, the main feature of which is a thoughtful ecosystem. The player can travel through green forests and fields, extract resources, build buildings, and farm. But the lessons do not end there - you can create your own civilization with infrastructure, transport system and advanced technologies.

But the emphasis in the gameplay, as mentioned earlier, is on the ecosystem. Every human action affects the environment (plants, animals, and so on). The main goal is to take care of nature and at the same time preserve civilization. A good motivator for this is a meteorite slowly approaching Earth. nine0003


Graveyard Keeper

  • Release date: August 15, 2018
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS

Graveyard Keeper is a medieval graveyard simulator that is far from authentic. In the role of the owner of a ruined estate, the owners of which made money on the burial of bodies, you will develop your "business" and get money from it. It is not necessary to be a conscientious gravedigger - you can sell the organs of the dead, dump the bodies into the river, and so on. nine0003

There is a full quest system, mystical dungeon exploration, and neighboring villages with NPCs to interact with. A solid farming simulator like Stardew Valley, Graveyard Keeper can hardly be called, but they have similar mechanics.


Farm Together

  • release date: February 22, 2018
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Cooperative farming simulator with game mechanics appropriate for the genre. Players will start from a small area and develop their own farm, growing plants, caring for animals, and so on. Available: many different tools, as well as an abundance of decorative elements. nine0003

Farm Together feature lies in its name - players can work together to develop the economy. Moreover, you can invite a large number of people to visit you. Together you can just have fun, cutting through the expanses of possessions on agricultural vehicles, or distribute responsibilities and make the coolest and biggest farm.


Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor

  • Release date: September 16, 2016
  • Platforms: PC

Diary of a Spaceport Cleaner is still very different in atmosphere from Stardew Valley - this game is much, much darker. This is not a heartfelt story about how a hard worker of the "invisible front" shows the middle finger to greedy corporations and capitalism in general, no.

This is a slightly depressing story about an ordinary cleaner who cleans an alien spaceport of debris day after day. In this reality, even robots are persecuted and can barely get their own food (whatever they eat). Well, Diaries may not be exactly about farming, but it works in the same vein, especially when it comes to exploring the city, finding friendly faces, buying/selling things, and surviving in general. Definitely worth attention. nine0003


Yonder: The Cloudcatcher Chronicles

  • Release date: July 18, 2017
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

If Big N removed all enemies from Zelda: Breath of the Wild and allowed the player to build a farm and live a quiet life, it would be Yonder. A beautiful toy, indeed very much like the battleless Breath of the Wild. The plot in it is small, although the presence of a certain number of quests makes Yonder more like Stardew Valley than Zelda. nine0003

More importantly, Yonder doesn't limit the ability to farm. You will be able to cook food, create items and even cook all sorts of things, which will greatly diversify your gaming routine and increase your trading potential, making you return to the game again and again after the first visual charm wears off.


Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

  • Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

You are probably wondering why this list does not include Harvest Moon, which, you can say, all went well? She is here, only now the series is called Story of Seasons, and her last game was released on the 3DS in 2017. nine0003

Yes, it's not on PC, but this portable console is popular enough in Russia that we'll keep the excellent Trio of Towns on our list. According to the plot, you start the game as a young and inexperienced farmer, ending it as a self-confident owner of a large land plot. Where Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is noticeably better than Stardew Valley is in the dynamics: new cities, inhabitants and game mechanics appear just when you are just starting to feel bored.

Game not available on digital services for PC

Voodoo Garden

  • Release date: August 4, 2016
  • Platforms: PC

If you're looking for a simplified version of Stardew Valley, check out Voodoo Garden, which is more of a clicker game. Your task is to equip your own garden by growing and collecting ingredients for various voodoo potions and other recipes. The list is wide: from flowers, mushrooms and honey to snake fangs and frog legs. You can even fatten up chickens and rabbits to collect some ingredients from them as well. Or sacrifice for the sake of their black designs. nine0003

In addition, small animal spirits help you tend your garden, unless it's raining. As it turned out, the ghosts do not like him. And since it's a clicker, you can also play Voodoo Garden while watching the next episode of your favorite series.


Farming Valley: Minecraft Modpack

  • Release date: November 26, 2016
  • Platforms: PC (Minecraft required)

Minecraft is one of those games that can become anything. Its code is imbued with creativity, and the talent of the community allows you to turn the game with a set of mods into something like Stardew Valley. You can plant seasonal crops, water them and sell crops, and even hire NPCs to build a city. nine0003

Compared to regular Minecraft, the Farming Valley modpack feels like a completely different game. If you suddenly have problems installing it, watch the video above, which explains everything in detail (though in English). And don't forget, you'll need Minecraft itself to play.



  • Release date: July 22, 2016
  • Platforms: PC, PS Vita

A 2D pixel sandbox game in which you not only have to develop your farm and build a shelter, but also fight various monsters hiding in deep caves. In addition, you can fly off the planet in your own spaceship and explore other places. In this case, the environment is generated randomly. Also in the game there are missions, quests, and the environment is completely destructible. nine0003

If you liked Stardew Valley but didn't have enough action-packed events, welcome to Starbound!


World’s Dawn

  • Release date: January 26, 2016
  • Platforms: PC

This is one of those games that remain true to the precepts of the original source. It may be somewhat more clumsy than the creation of ConcernedApe, but all its mechanics and tasks will be close and understandable to you. Befriend your neighbors, get married, grow and sell crops, fish and party at festivals. In general, do everything to revive the sad and tired village. nine0003

The game is quite idiosyncratic in places, like its 4:3 aspect ratio and the fact that you can't change farms, but World's Dawn is still a great game.


Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

  • Release date: September 11, 2010
  • Platforms: PC

Recettear may be the oldest game on the list, but that doesn't stop it from being a source of pure pleasure and rightfully taking its place here. nine0003

The iconic Japanese indie game tells the story of Recette and Tear, two business partners trying to make a living on bread and butter and caviar. Instead of farming, you will have to run a shop here, which, however, is not too different in terms of the mechanics of schedules and time management. Unless there are those cute little animals. In addition to serving customers, you will have the opportunity to look into the local dungeons for new items for your windows.


Slime Rancher

  • Release date: August 1, 2017
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

In Slime Rancher, instead of regular plants, you'll grow plorts, bouncy balls of slime that look like various animals or objects, from cats to Pokémon-like creatures. The plorts are then sold on a special market, and their price fluctuates like on a real exchange. Don't forget to create closed paddocks for your animals, because they not only strive to jump around the neighborhood, but also devour each other or even plorts of another species, which leads to the appearance of hybrids. nine0003

Everything looks very nice, until you start dumping the most useless plorts into the incinerator. Simply because they are useless and not worth a, ahem, plort. Yes, you will be a terrible, heartless (and rich) monster. Not exactly Stardew Valley, but a nice and fun game that can easily get you stuck for a hundred or two hours.



  • Release date: April 12, 2019
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

If you mix Stardew Valley and Minecraft in a blender, you get exactly Staxel, an RPG with a bright and pretty cubic world. It combines the aesthetics, crafting and creative freedom of the second game with the farming and social aspects of the second.

And in the first game week you get your own dog, which, unlike Stardew Valley, you can pet here. Yes, and routine things are done much faster here, which turns watering into a fleeting task, and not constant torture. nine0003



  • Release date: July 16, 2020
  • Platforms: Xbox One, PC

Ooblets brings to life perhaps the best crossover genre in the world - Stardew Valley and Pokemon. It's part farming sim, part life sim, some creature collecting, some fighting and some more dancing, a lot of dancing. What else do you want?

Oh yes, in Ooblets you can grow different crops, fight other trainers, change outfits, decorate your house and so much more that Stardew Valley has only seen in its nightmares, and we in our dreams. nine0003


Monster Harvest

  • Release date: August 31, 2021
  • Platforms : PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

And this game is also trying to be the best version of Stardew Valley with its animal plant mechanics - here, from the crops that we grow on my uncle's farm, you can make monsters that will help with the housework and participate in turn-based battles in Pokémon-style dungeons. nine0003

But, unfortunately, in order to get better, you first need to polish the basic mechanics, and Monster Harvest has problems with this. So, life in the village is rather boring, its inhabitants do not arouse interest, and monotonous activities await you on the farm. We recommend it only to those who did not have time to fall in love with Stardew Valley.


Farmer’s Life

  • Release date: August 5, 2021
  • Platforms: PC

And this game shows what would happen if Eric Barone was Russian. In Farmer's Life, you will find yourself in the wilderness of Eastern Europe and try to establish life in a village that is painfully familiar to the inhabitants of our country - here you will find drunken residents, and dirt, and an old grandfather's tractor, and even a tank lying around somewhere in the hangar. Among the Russians in the village you will find something else. nine0003

At its core, Farmer's Life is a combination of a survival simulator and a farm. Controlling Vasya with a hat with earflaps on his head, you have to do housework, get food, survive the seasons, fight back wild animals and get into trouble with unfriendly neighbors.


Big Farm Story

  • Release date: August 2, 2021
  • Platforms: PC

A cute isometric life simulator that is a good competitor to Stardew Valley. The scenario is already familiar to you - a neglected farm, friendly neighbors in a neighboring village and adventures shrouded in mystery outside the territory. nine0003

But Big Farm Story has its own tricks. Here, the developers were kind to furnishing the house with furniture, so you can make it as comfortable as possible for yourself. They also offer to master special skills, advance in the story and get a pet, raising a little friend from the cradle.


Sun Haven

  • Release date: June 25, 2021
  • Platforms: PC

Stardew Valley clone with fantasy elements. Here, the usual things on the farm await you, but outside it you will encounter magic, monsters and even dragons, and the game itself turns into a kind of MMORPG with dungeon exploration, knocking out damage numbers from enemies and searching for treasures. Leveling also migrated from the mentioned genre - the skill tree stretched for 100 points.

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