Stardew Valley beginner’s guide: how play, make money and more!

Stardew Valley is available now on Xbox One, and while it looks simple on the surface, there is a lot to learn!

With changing seasons, tool upgrades and ores and minerals to collect, animals to look after and crops to harvest... where on earth do you start? These tips should help you on your way to creating a successful and bountiful farm!

What is Stardew Valley?

Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation game, with RPG elements. It is available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and it's bloody wonderful. Your grandfather has passed his old farm onto you and you need to get it up and running.

Just how you do that is entirely up to you. Stardew is a particularly 'open' game; you have a lot of freedom to farm just how you want and if you don't keep a goal in sight, it's easy to get off track and lose your momentum.

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Before you even begin...

You'll need to create your character and pick where your farm is located. Here is a breakdown of each location you could choose:

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