Stardew Valley is a simulation role-playing video game released in 2016 and developed by Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone. The game is heavily influenced by Harvest Moon and other similar games. The gameplay mostly revolves around maintaining a farm, upgrading it, and acquiring various other resources while you discover the world around you. It features a strong social aspect that includes NPCs as well. Since its launch, the game received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was praised for its relaxing and open-ended gameplay.