It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Today, we’re looking back at the games that received the best ongoing support in 2020. Voted on by our editors, these games provided a great stream of content, updates, and fun for their players this year, despite not having necessarily released this year.
Let’s start with some honorable mentions, followed by our two runners-up, and of course, our overall winner for 2020.
Best Ongoing Support & Development 2020
Honorable Mention: Stardew Valley
Editor-in-Chief: Ed McGlone: Stardew Valley was released way back in 2016 and even the vanilla version of the game, with no updates, is arguably the greatest farming sim of all-time. Developer Concerned Ape made a game that is a dream come true for those that have followed the genre for years through the Harvest Moon series.
The thing is, though, Concerned Ape hasn’t slowed down. In fact, creator Eric Barone continues to add free updates that significantly enhance the Stardew Valley experience. To me, it was already the greatest farming sim ever made, and Barone continues to spike the football with every update that makes it into the game.
Most recently in 2020, PC players got to experience Patch 1.5 (which is coming soon to consoles players as well). Patch 1.5 added an entirely new beach farm, a new character to befriend, new crops & livestock, new areas and a lot more.
Playing using all of the updates feels like a brand new game. Concerned Ape adds updates of this size on a regular basis, and is absolutely worthy of recognition.