Mooneaters, Untold Tales, and VARSAV Games have announced Everdream Valley, a brand new 3D farming sim that - in their words - is looking to be "your new favourite cosy farming game".
Launching on the Switch in Spring 2023, the game sees you restore your special corner of the valley during the day, and take part in magical dreams at night that will let you embody various farmland creatures.
Here's some more information from Untold Games:
As a young child spending the summer on your grandparents' farm, Everdream Valley is about recapturing the days of childhood adventure and endless imagination. A time when things like work, responsibilities or relationships were the last thing on your mind. Explore the open world with plenty of activities all while you try to get to the bottom of what is giving you these magic dreams at night.
Bring Life and Charm Back to the Farm:
This little homestead needs a lot of attention. A sprawling variety of fruits and veggies to grow and a vast collection of animals to raise. Protect your crops, keep your animals happy and gather the resources to repair and expand your farm.
Create an Animal Paradise:
Everdream Valley has very few people disturbing the peace so animals thrive here. Pigs, cows, chickens, ducks, goats, alpacas… the list goes on. Each creature (wild and domesticated) comes with some unique influence on your farm. Everdream Valley is all about caring for animals, so rest assured you’ll never be turning your favorite cow Bessie into a burger patty.
The Best of Fluffy Sidekicks
At your side will always be your trusty doggie companion. Choose from 13 different breeds and train your best bud to help with things like herding, tracking, finding treasure and more. There's a cat too. Win him over and maybe he'll do something for you in return too. Maybe
The Magic Comes Out at Night
At night the magic of the valley comes out and your dreams let you become one of many animals on the farm through unique mini games. Each has its own special reward or impact on your farm the next day.
A Relaxed Sandbox of Adventures
Your summer days in the valley aren’t just about looking after the farm. There’s so much more to do! Spend the nights camping, build a treehouse, catch and collect bugs, go fishing, get new clothes, cook, take photos, build furniture, go treasure hunting. Each adventure gives you something back to help you grow your farm even more.
If you want to try out the game for yourself now, there's a free demo available over on Steam.
What do you think? Reckon it can hold up to the likes of Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Everdream Valley on console version !
Another cute farming sim games for my collection.
I saw PS5 version mentioned from the trailer so hopefully the physical version of all version will be available. 😊
This looks good! As someone who cares for five goats and a chicken, I can’t wait to try this. I wonder if there will be a demo?
I’ll stick to stardew
Wish this title all the best. Looks cozy for sure. I have played multiple Harvest Moon titles since the N64 and have dumped tons of hours into Stardew, but man am I getting fatigued of seeing this genre everywhere now…
I'm sorry, but nothing about this looks even remotely close to Stardew Valley's quality to me. Just another generic farming sim.
Stardew's crown isn't worn just because it's a great farming game, but because it's a labor of love made by one dedicated, passionate weirdo who has fostered an incredible community since before the game was even released. As far as I can tell, every farming game that's come since is just riding on its coattails without any of the spirit that makes it special. I've never seen any other game, regardless of genre, occupy the space that SDV does.
I wish these developers well, but if you come at the king, you best not miss…
I adore that farm sims are their own entire (gargantuan) genre now, and it's all thanks to Bokujō and Stardew ^-^ keep em coming, and I'll keep buying!
@Nanami_Ataraxi Genuine question. What’s Bokojo? Farm sim fan over here.
Bokujou Monogatari is Japanese name of Harvest Moon games long time ago before it changed into Story of Seasons due Natsume as publisher of English version of Bokujou Monogatari games took the Harvest Moon name.
Ha. I spelt it wrong oopsie, I meant Bokujō
Bokujō Monogatari meaning the OG harvest moon which has since become Story of seasons.
I love that it may be inappropriate for kids! 🤣 This looks awesome, hopefully it lives up to my expectations
I'm too busy playing Grow: Song of the Evertree over here. As well as My Time at Portia. As well as Harvestella. I also haven't gotten around to Littlewood yet. And Cozy Grove is on order. SO MANY COZY GAMES!
No Co-op. Cannot unseat Stardew Valley until then.
Yeah, this looks pretty good. Looking forward to it.
Having never pursued the farming genre, and apparently being one of the few who started but bailed on Stardew Valley, this game actually looks appealing to me. Will ultimately see how it reviews.
have you played this one? how does it compare to the best of the genre? (Stardew valley, and the good harvest moons?)
I'm interested, but I've felt burned SO many times by bad farming games. Stardew really is a special game!
Farming sim genre is one of my highest interest in gaming so when I saw Everdream Valley with similar gameplay as Story of Seasons + cute Chibi looking + 3D environments, i was immediately sold out.
Life sim, Farming sim, Rhythm genre are my highest interest in gaming.
Looks generic as hell, Like a poor man's Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing..
@Magician hello! How is Grow? I played the previous game, Yonder. It was okay except for stutters in the frame rate. Is Grow significantly better than Yonder?
Hello, that was cartoonish farming sim game.
It looks cute enough for me.
I just finished Rune Factory 4, so I’m all farm simmed out into the AWL remake comes out in June.
I put off getting Stardew Valley for so long because the graphics stink yet I loved it and put over 100 hours in. (I still hate the graphics) This game looks lovely but will the gameplay hold up?
Hopefully harvesting crops using your mysterious ability to absorb them as you walk by is not in the final build.
wow i'm amazed by how beautiful and full of color the enviroments are and the animals just look so huggable and cute!
This looks excellent.
@dugan I never played Yonder but never took the plunge, it was in my wishlist for ages. Played Grow for maybe an hour and couldn't get into it. @Magician will probably give you a different answer 🤣 maybe I just needed to give it more time?
@antisumo @dugan I haven't played enough of both recently to draw a comparison.
Only if we get a physical version, I am in even thought having a massive backlog to catch up on.
Played the Steam demo last night. It's very good. Now I'm not saying it's the next SDV - it's a one-hour limited demo after all - but I will say that in much the same way that SDV felt a lot like Eric had taken everything he liked from HM, fixed all the pain points, and fleshed out the parts that were underdeveloped...this game feels like its devs started by playing a bunch of farming/life sims, making a list of all the things that are often tedious or lacking, and then fixed/expanded them in EDV. There's very little friction in the gameplay, and overall I just kept noticing how much FUN I was having.
@calbeau You do have to tap a button to harvest, but the great part (and why it looks like the harvesting is happening automatically) is that your avatar does not have to pause and do a harvesting animation, so you can harvest them as fast as you can tap A while running. The demo had many examples of things like that, where something that would have been a bit cumbersome or time-consuming in most farming sims, where animation sequences slow down your rate of action, they were like a stick of butter melting across a pan in this game - no friction, all fun.
@emikoala I'm hoping that's not an unchangeable option. I for one find the repetition of individually harvesting crops and popping them into the rucksack relaxing and satisfying. Probably being an old-school Harvest Moon player contributed to that.
I'm all for efficiency and speed, but I find this one a tad too much.
@calbeau Ah, well then in truth you might not enjoy this game so much. The start-stop-start-stop rate-limiting effect for picking up items into inventory is like a form of slow drip water torture for my ADHD brain when I have to collect a large number of items all at once, so I appreciated that the majority of actions in this game can be done at the speed of thought. Main exception I can think of was chopping trees, which for some reason a cooldown period between axe swings doesn't feel as punishing to me as cooldown periods in between picking up items. You can always give the demo a try since it's only an hour long, but it doesn't quite sound like a match made in heaven for you
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