Stardew Valley, we can all agree, is a great game. But is it a rad game? A bad game? A game that tear the gnar?
Well, it is now. A new mod from creator ‘aedenthorn’ (opens in a new tab) lets you craft and skateboard while you tend to your crop. Finally, you can live out all your fantasies of becoming the dope farmer within 100 miles.
Assembling your deck is simply a matter of gathering basic materials and using the crafting menu. Once you have it, the world is your halfpipe: movement becomes a kind of slide and slide across the map as you build and lose momentum. If you’ve ever ridden the mach motos in the Pokemon games, this is kinda like it. Movement becomes much faster, but it also becomes easier to lose control and bump headfirst into a wall.
The creator recommends combining the skateboard mod with their ‘Yet Another Jump (opens in a new tab)‘ mod, both for “performing nasty techniques” and for “unblocking” when you inevitably tear yourself apart in a situation you can’t get out of. Using the two mods in tandem turns you into a veritable Pelican Town Tony Hawk, holding off setters as you make your way to Joja Mart.
It’s really a lot of fun, and if you really want to get in trouble, you can easily change settings like top speed and acceleration using the mod’s config options. You’ll be a barely identifiable blur as you harvest turnips at lightning speed while kickflipping. If that’s not the dream, what is?
If skateboarding isn’t your thing, you can always check out our comprehensive list of the best Stardew Valley mods. (opens in a new tab) there right now. Fair warning, though: they might be the best, but this one is the sickest.