Last week I wrote a card about Stardew Valley and how it looks like a place I'd like to spend the rest of my life. Unfortunately the game is only available for PC and I'm one of them Mac users, so I haven't gotten a chance to play the game yet. In the trailer -- which you can watch if you go to that other card I wrote, you dork -- there's a line in there about joining a community.
But who would have thought that a game about fostering a community would actually create a real-life positive community. And I say this because over on the Stardew Valley subreddit, people are just buying other people the game. They find themselves with some extra cash and just want to give other people the chance to play this beautiful, fun game.
It's kind of awesome to see this kind of thing happening in game culture. There are even people on the subreddit who have said that they pirated the game but ended up loving it so much they decided to buy it instead. There's something about Stardew Valley that I don't understand. And I really, really want to.
I'm not asking for someone to buy me the game because I'll put myself into debt for video games but I honestly I hope that it ends up being released on Mac sometime soon so I could fiddle around with planting crops and stuff.
If you have a PC, I suggest you pick this game up and tell me why it's so entrancing.