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Stardew Valley

Want to play Stardew Valley but don't have a PC to run it on? Well, good news! The indie darling is primed and ready to launch on a pair of new platforms starting next week, including both Mac and Linux.

In case you somehow missed out on all of the hubbub earlier this year, Star Dew Valley has taken the PC gaming world by storm. Inspired by games like Harvest Moon, Star Dew Valley puts you in control of a farm that you're responsible for turning around. You'll clear the land, plant crops, tend to livestock, go mining in caves, fish and so, so much more.

Until now, though, the only way you could enjoy Stardew Valley was to play it on PC. Thankfully, developer Eric Barone dropped by Twitter recently to announce that his beloved game was expanding to some new territories.

That's right, Stardew Valley is heading to Mac and Linux on July 29; or next Friday for those of you who don't have a calendar handy. On a completely unrelated note, that's also the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, making it a pretty fantastic 24-hour period for nerds everywhere.

Even better is the fact that Barone goes on to explain that the multiplayer update, localizations and the highly anticipated version 1.1 update are still in the works. There's no word yet on when any of that will become available, but it's nice to know he's still plugging along on the game.

Stardew Valley has been a fantastic success story, as it shows that a lot of passion and a lot more hard work can really pay off. Barone worked on the game as a passion project and launched it to little fanfare. Once people actually played Stardew Valley, however, overwhelming word of mouth became the only publicity he needed to make the game launch into the stratosphere.

Outside of all of that farming, you can also visit various areas of a large nearby town, court various heartthrobs, give gifts to loved ones, expand your farm and build new structures and oodles more. There's a ridiculous amount of stuff to do in Stardew Valley, so it's great to hear that both the Mac and Linux crowd will soon be able to join in on the fun.

Here's hoping that Barone is able to find time in his obviously busy schedule to work on console support, too. The game has done great on PC and we imagine it's going to do very well on its new platforms starting next week, too. But can you imagine how many more gamers Stardew Valley could reach if it dropped on consoles, too? And don't even get me started on how perfect this game would be on the Vita or 3DS. Fingers crossed!