‘Stardew Valley’ is Getting A TON of New Control Options in the Next Update – TouchArcade
Tap-to-move & Attack Joystick
This is the default tap-to-move control scheme but rather than have you auto-attack when confronting enemies in the mines, with this option a special attack control stick will pop up when a weapon is selected and you can drag in any of the four cardinal directions to swing the weapon.
Invisible Joystick & 2 Buttons
This is by far the control scheme I’d hoped most would be implemented into the game. Basically the left side of the screen is a big invisible joystick that will center itself wherever you place your thumb. On the right side of the screen are two simple virtual buttons, with zones that extend well past the actual button itself as seen in the screen below, that act as “use tool” and “perform action” buttons.
Invisible Joystick & 1 Button
This is for the supreme minimalists out there. You get the same left side of the screen invisible joystick as in the previous option, but rather than two virtual buttons on the right side of the screen the entire right side of the screen itself is just one big button that does double duty. A quick tap on that side will trigger “use tool” and a longer press will trigger “perform action.”
Tap-to-move + Joystick & Buttons
This is for those who want it all. It’s the virtual stick and buttons option but ALSO tap-to-move works everywhere except if you tap on the virtual controls. There will also be a variation of this option that only brings up the virtual controls when a weapon is selected, and one that is tap-to-move with a virtual stick for movement only and no buttons.
I mean, did these guys go overboard or what? I can’t imagine anyone thinking of a control scheme that isn’t included in the ones up there, unless some maniac out there wishes for a tilt-to-move scheme. There will also be a new option to toggle a button on the screen that allows you to show and hide the controls on a whim. When you enable it it’ll display whatever control scheme you have selected from the options, but when you disable it it’ll switch everything to the default tap-to-move and auto-attack controls. No word on when exactly this update will be coming, but it sounds like it’ll be fairly soon.