Wanting to escape the soul-crushing corporate world, you retreat to the farm that once belonged to your grandfather. The cabin is tiny and wilderness has reclaimed the land, but with a lot of elbow grease, you can restore it to its former glory.
Thus, your adventure in Stardew Valley begins. Even with over 10 million sold since its 2016 launch, I still found a patch of land to call my own.
Each day in Stardew Valley takes about 14 minutes in real time. By design, you won’t be able to do everything before bedtime. Oftentimes when I’m playing the game, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of things I might want to do in a given moment. While I’ve mostly chosen to go with the approach of doing whatever feels good in the moment, it feels like I could use more than just the game’s in-game tracking tools to keep my agenda straight.
“Haley is ignoring you.”
After receiving a harsh comment from Haley in Stardew Valley about my perceived lack of fashion sense the other day, the animosity grew with this latest interaction. Refusing to even look me in the eye, I decided to find another way to her heart: through my phone.
In one hand, I picked up my phone. The other hand was holding down the button to my new voice changer. Now sounding to the viewers as if I was actually on the phone, I left a pathetic voicemail of my character begging for Haley’s attention.
As I hung up the phone, the Simp Phone was born. What started as a silly spur-of-the moment test of my new voice changer became a recurring segment. More importantly, it was a step towards shoring up one of my biggest weaknesses as a streamer.