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llefty Mar 18, 2016 @ 3:34pm
Stardew Valley's "obscure secret(s)"
This thread is intended to be a successor to this thread. Obviously, this one's probably gonna have a lot of spoilers.

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In an interview soon after Stardew Valley's release in February 2016, ConcernedApe (the developer of Stardew) stated that there was a weird and obscure secret that nobody had yet found.

Here is the part of the interview where the secret was discussed:

PCG: Finally, are there any secrets in the game that you haven't seen anyone find yet?
EB: Yes.
PCG: Yes?
EB: Yes.
PCG: And you're not going to tell me what that is, probably?
EB: No, I won’t tell you. [Laughs] I haven't told anyone.
PCG: Is it significant?
EB: It's not super significant, but it's kind of just so weird and obscure that I don't know if anyone will ever do it.

We don't know for certain what secret CA was referring to in that interview, even after nearly an entire year of searching. However, there are quite a few secrets the community has discovered, and there are sure to be more to find. The goal of this thread is to provide a place for secret hunters to coordinate their search.


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February 14:
At the moment, it appears there are no more unfound secrets in Stardew Valley. DIG NameleSS1 asked ConcernedApe on Twitter, and that's basically the response he got. I'll update this with a link to that tweet when I can get it.
Last edited by llefty; Feb 14, 2017 @ 7:40pm
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llefty Mar 18, 2016 @ 3:49pm 
If anyone has anything to contribute, feel free to share and I'll add it to the main post.
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Wex Mar 18, 2016 @ 3:57pm 
Not sure if this is a secret but I haven't seen anybody really mention it...
(Unless this is something everybody knows then sorry in advance for being a newb!)

Spoiler tag just in case. In Pierre's store, there is what appears to be a little chapel dedicated to a divine figure called Yoba. I took a screenshot of it and uploaded it in case anybody wants to see it. Maybe whoever that divine entity is is a key figure in this 'secret'? Or maybe I'm just looking into it too much...

Another thing I recently saw while I was roaming at night (I enjoy the risky life) was a HUGE black bird silently soaring from the top of the screen down to the bottom right below the Museum. Didn't see anything about it ANYWHERE on the internet but I can upload the screenshot I took of it just before it disappeared.

I love this game for its weird little secrets but I can't help shake off the feeling that there's something a little sinister behind the curtains. It's probably nothing overly disturbing to warrant any warnings or ratings for it but it's probably unsettling.
Wubbles Mar 18, 2016 @ 3:57pm 
When I try to build a building 13 squares away from Grandpa's shrine, it shows that it can't be built on, and there is a black shadow over the square. Is this new?

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I've seen the black bird in Summer Year 3
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Bixxewoschd Mar 18, 2016 @ 3:58pm 
I bet ConcernedApe hasn't implented it yet, because there is a mod that gives you access to all items ingame and so many people have mined the data of the game and they didn't find anything obscure or secret until now. CA is just playing around with us for some laughs :D Or, he will bring the secret into the game with later patches.

I mean, come on it is funny how everybody is trying to work together and to solve the secret, ConcernedApe, you're one evil but funny guy, look at all those people you brought together :D
llefty Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:01pm 
Originally posted by Wubbles:
When I try to build a building 13 squares away from Grandpa's shrine, it shows that it can't be built on, and there is a black shadow over the square. Is this new?
Unfortunately it sounds like you have a corrupted square. :sad_creep: From what I've heard this is often because of invisible treestumps, so you might be able to fix it by hitting it with an axe.



Originally posted by Your Dog:
Not sure if this is a secret but I haven't seen anybody really mention it...
(Unless this is something everybody knows then sorry in advance for being a newb!)

Spoiler tag just in case. In Pierre's store, there is what appears to be a little chapel dedicated to a divine figure called Yoba. I took a screenshot of it and uploaded it in case anybody wants to see it. Maybe whoever that divine entity is is a key figure in this 'secret'? Or maybe I'm just looking into it too much...

Another thing I recently saw while I was roaming at night (I enjoy the risky life) was a HUGE black bird silently soaring from the top of the screen down to the bottom right below the Museum. Didn't see anything about it ANYWHERE on the internet but I can upload the screenshot I took of it just before it disappeared.

I love this game for its weird little secrets but I can't help shake off the feeling that there's something a little sinister behind the curtains. It's probably nothing overly disturbing to warrant any warnings or ratings for it but it's probably unsettling.

There is a bit of mystery around Yoba, but I think the bird is just a random occurrence. I've seen one a couple times as well, and I think it's an owl.
Wex Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:04pm 
Originally posted by Wubbles:
I've seen the black bird in Summer Year 3

Oh thank god somebody else saw it. I honestly thought that maybe it was a bad omen or an indicator that I did something wrong (this game has a lot of superstitious and mythological aspects to it which give you more questions than answers). Then again, it seems as though strange beings tend to pop up now and then (ex. the man on the beach in stormy weather) and God knows why. :-P

Originally posted by Llefty:

There is a bit of mystery around Yoba, but I think the bird is just a random occurrence. I've seen one a couple times as well, and I think it's an owl.

Maybe Yoba has something to do with the Jumino (sp?) or the other magical forces/creatures in the game? And that makes sense that it would be an owl, actually! Whew, anxiety adverted.
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Bixxewoschd Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:05pm 
It could be a running gag, you know? Like "Removed Herobrine" in all the Minecraft patchnotes. Or the whole "What's in the box?" thingy from Five Night At Freddys.
llefty Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:10pm 
Originally posted by Your Dog:
the man on the beach in stormy weather) and God knows why. :-P
That man is the Old Mariner. He's a spirit that sells you the Mermaid Pendant after you've given a marriage candidate a bouquet, and you can use it to marry someone.
Wubbles Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:14pm 
How are people interacting with the box behind the blacksmith?
Sir Ruffington Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:16pm 
Originally posted by Wubbles:
How are people interacting with the box behind the blacksmith?
Originally posted by Wubbles:
  • A box, located in the fenced-in grove of trees behind the blacksmith, yields a statue called "??HMTGF??" if given a Super Cucumber.
You walk up to it and give it a Super Cucumber as you would giving a gift.
Last edited by Sir Ruffington; Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:16pm
Wex Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:16pm 
Originally posted by Llefty:
Originally posted by Your Dog:
the man on the beach in stormy weather) and God knows why. :-P
That man is the Old Mariner. He's a spirit that sells you the Mermaid Pendant after you've given a marriage candidate a bouquet, and you can use it to marry someone.

Ohhh! Jee, thanks for the info! I avoided him because I was worried that I'd trigger something bad, ha ha.
Fire Miser Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:17pm 
The black bird at night is just a owl. They hunt at night. Its atmospheric. See them all the time.
Kryst Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:29pm 
Okay guys i'm going to post again what i said at the last thread and add a screen to this..

This is what i said 1 or 2 days ago :

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I've find something, but i'm really not sure..

First i don't want to speak about on forums, but i've change my mind and let see what do you think guys.

Many people speak about Yoba, i've made some research..

I've found a book on internet who speak about the "Ne-kongo". In this book (in french) : https://books.google.fr/books?id=VMcZQkbVcxoC&pg=PA650&lpg=PA650&dq=divinit%C3%A9+yoba&source=bl&ots=vaWT-Vqmld&sig=K1a74CsymywX_VcCEEP2X7ckRd8&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY49jx-8fLAhVIWxQKHUBRBNcQ6AEIJjAC#v=onepage&q=divinit%C3%A9%20yoba&f=false

We can see the word "Yoba" in this book whitch mean "oindre" in french, or "Anoint" in english.
Here "Yoba" is a verb with mean "Anoint" or "oindre" in french.

It is a old religious ceremony in wich we cover a body in oil, christian do that at Jesus time.
The "Yoba autel" maybe mean "The autel where we anoint someone " ?

Or maybe all this have no sence and it's just a coincidence... "



And today i get this quest :

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/11/1458343685-sans-titre.png


Hmm, i don't do it yet, because i don't have pigs, but i think i can do it tonight.
Someone here finish this quest yet ? Remember any interesting dialog after ?
Last edited by Kryst; Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:29pm
SuperDean Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:29pm 
idk if you already saw in the old one but i can tell you that bombing any stone walls in the game zelda style does nothing
Plantszaza Mar 18, 2016 @ 4:32pm 
You can reach behind Pierre's shop by walking behind his store on Egg Festival.
https://imgur.com/a/CjRbq
I don't know if this secret are really well known but I share it anyway.
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