As reported by ConcernedApe himself the indie developer will be self-publishing his farming sim hit Stardew Valley on all platforms excluding Switch and cell phones. The alteration in management usually takes effect December 14. That is the huge move as an example extremely successful indie devs inside the recent years, and a exciting change for anyone who is fans of indie games generally, the way promotes autonomy for small studios.
Eric Barone, more famous by his development alias ConcernedApe, announced the self-directed change on Twitter this morning. While in the extended text, as outlined by him “I think self-publishing will be the end-goal from the many indie developers, with this particular happy to contain a spot where that’s possible!” Barone is clearly elated by willing and able to the change, and fans of his work has to be too.
As he stated, this is where many indie developers wish they usually are, where most be ready to be right after they begin developing games. He proceeds to thank publisher Chucklefish for his or her support in helping the primary sort greenhorn by doing things such as handling distribution and establishing operate Wiki and website. He even proceeds saying thanks to the developer who coded Stardew Valley‘s multiplayer component, Tom Coxon. It’s pay off the one-man band that may be ConcernedApe has received many the help of an incredible ensemble on the way, giving us the ever addicting game we cherish today.
Chucklefish had this to say on Barone’s partial departure:
So which has a mutually warm relationship between Barone and Chucklefish, and subsequently stages in the indie developer’s journey looking bright, seemingly everybody won outside in such a decision. Fans see yet another indie star escape themselves although game they created under their publisher has strong support from both camps. Barone’s final words around the short article leave plenty towards imagination though, since he concludes by telling us to, “Expect other sorts of announcements on the future of Stardew Valley soon- keep tuned in!”
For now, we are able to only enjoy what ConcernedApe holds for the people like us with the future regarding his current success as well as upcoming wizardly adventure Spellbound. If Stardew Valley is any indicator though, there is a very promising future ahead for Barone together with the exceptional endeavors.