some tweets re: chucklefish for those of you who have been out of the loop like i have. many, many artists were exploited and never paid a single cent for their work on starbound.
while stardew is 100% a creation by concernedape and he split with chucklefish last year (which was the game’s former publisher), i think it’s important to know since CF is currently in charge of the switch and mobile ports (though sickhead and secret police are the actual porting teams behind it).
and some stardew specific info from twitter user @magiclueless: “For a case like Stardew Valley’s, if you don’t want money to go to Chucklefish, buy the PC/PS4/XB1/Vita versions or directly support ConcernedApe by buying his music on Bandcamp.”
edit: i’m not familiar with chucklefish’s other games, but i would encourage others to look into the actual developers and teams behind their games, since CF is sometimes just a publisher. look into how to directly support the devs and artists, whether it be buying their stuff off of bandcamp or boosting their voices and work on various platforms!
“stardew valley is a fun and relaxing game,” i say as i load up an 80 page guide as well as multiple wiki pages open. “this is causing me no stress, i swear,” i insist. ive got graph paper detailing my farm plans. i have tables with all the villagers’ favorite gifts and their birthdays so they can all like me.
Why can’t life be like Stardew Valley? I just want to live in a peaceful town, grow plants, beat the shit out of bugs in a mine, and earn someone’s undying love by giving them foraged goods twice a week.