Stardew Valley is a farming game in which you grow crops, fish, and mine. The resources gained by farming, fishing, and mining can be sold, or used to cook, craft, or make artisan goods, which can then be sold for higher prices. Money can be used to buy more seeds, bait, or tools. Items can also be gifted to other villagers to boost your relationship, and collecting more items can give you achievements. There is a loop between money –> raw materials –> refined materials –> money.