Latest Stardew Valley Update Improves Marriage Features

Stardew Valley
With the wild and instant popularity of Stardew Valley, its lone developer Eric Barone is hard at work issuing regular updates for the farming simulation game, the latest of which adds improvements to the marriage system.

In a post on the community section of the game’s Steam page, Barone lists the new features that players can expect with version 1.6 of Stardew Valley. He says this update will allow spouses to “retain a lot more of their unique ‘personality’ after marriage”, giving them unique dialogue sheets and the ability to visit the lake or town by themselves once per week. Here’s the full changelog:

  • Added unique dialogues for all spouses.
  • Spouses now leave the house on mondays.
  • Value of most animal products increased.
  • Holly is now poisonous.
  • Missing events problem shouldn’t happen anymore.
  • Minor bug/grammar/graphics fixes.

Barone also notes that the changes to Holly and animal products will not be applied to items that have already been spawned, and instead will take effect with new items as they appear. He promises that more changes to the marriage system will be added in the future, also adding that he fixed a spouse speech bubble issue, as well as something referred to as “farm rampage” which frankly sounds like a lot of fun and I wish he’d left it in the game.

Stardew Valley, which in the short time of its release has already sold a half a million copies on Steam, was released on February 26, 2016. For more on this game, be sure to hit up our extensive batch of Stardew Valley guides, covering all the basics of this charming farming game.