Stardew Valley keeps you busy with lots of fun chores and activities as a farming simulator. With so much to do, you’ll want to make sure you keep your progress saved. Here is how to save your game in Stardew Valley.
Saving your game is pretty straightforward: all you need to do is hop into your bed and sleep. You will progress to the next day cycle and your daily profit breakdown will be shown, as well as any levels you may have gained.
The player will also restore all their health and energy should they sleep before midnight and if they are not exhausted. Otherwise, they will only partially restore their stats.
Going to sleep and finishing the day off is the only way to save the game. This is intentional to prevent players from save scumming, which is when you save right before an important moment and restart if you don’t get the outcome you want.
The decisions you make for the day and the action you take are meant to be important and carry weight, so this method of saving is meant to enforce that.
Although it is inconvenient not being able to save at any time, it is still somewhat handy that Stardew Valley will save for you naturally as you progress. It’s best to just enjoy the game and plan out your days.
Stardew Valley is available on Steam and the sole developer, ConcernedApe, is currently developing his next game, Haunted Chocolatier.