‘Stardew Valley’ extended mod is complete with more content planned

The greatest mod for Stardew Valley received a substantial update this week, with plans for more soon.

Stardew Valley Expanded is the work of modder FlashShifter. In an interview with PC GamerFlashShifter explained that this “marks the conclusion of more than three years of my life”.

The mod is up to version 1.14 but there are already plans for more. “I will soon start working on SVE 2.0, using all the skills I have learned since starting this project,” explained the enthusiastic modder.

The fan-made mod features another farm map, more characters, and new locations in Pelican Town. Essentially, it’s kind of like a “real” expansion. This means local JojaMart manager Morris gets a script and a house, while a previously unnamed Joja cashier becomes a marriage candidate. Players are also no longer the only farmer in town. A YouTube video below shows what else to expect.

The last Stardew Valley The expanded update adds a new area called the Highlands so players have a new place to explore. This also turns the game’s Adventure Guild character, Lance, into a marriage candidate. Other changes such as new crops, fish and decorations are also included.

FlashShifter explained at PC Gamer how he spent a “full month” developing a character event that takes place “when the player reaches a relationship level of 14 hearts with SVE’s added character Sophia”.

There are also plans for more content with version 2.0. FlashShifter was inspired by The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and hopes to add dungeons, boss fights, and new abilities and gear. “I want to use all the skills I’ve learned over the past three years to build a new town called Castle Village. It’s located in Galdora, a distant magical region filled with unknowns, beauty and danger,” said he explained.

Stardew Valley Expanded is available for download via NexusMods.

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