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Harvest Moon
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Story of Seasons
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A series of real-time farming simulators with a sandbox-style gameplay where players are free to pursue their own goals at their own pace. The games include social interaction with other characters and contain dating simulation elements as the player may court and marry a pool of eligible townsfolk. The franchise is divided into two similar series by different developers: Marvelous AQL (the original developer) and Natsume (publisher turned developer).

Original Harvest Moon (renamed Story of Seasons)

The original Harvest Moon series started in 1996 by Marvelous AQL. The object of the game is to maintain a farm over a period of time, tending the crops and livestock through the seasons, while befriending the nearby townsfolk and getting married in some games. Most gameplay in the Harvest Moon games consists of planting seeds to grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, and collecting items, making home improvements, and building personal relationships. A successful farmer must weigh the cost, selling price, number of harvests, and growth times of the various types of produce in order to pick the best product for each of the seasons. One can also go fishing and mining for extra profit.

New Harvest Moon

A new series using the old name, started in 2014 by the original publisher Natsume. As a localization company first and foremost, Natsume has struggled to internally-develop games using a completely different development team, resulting in games with a different look and feel to the original series. The Natsume Harvest Moon series has experimented with new gameplay elements to mixed reception, such as reworking the farming simulation, improving plant genetics/mutations, the introduction of Minecraft-esque terraforming, and a bag that automatically selects the best tool for a job.

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  • The name "Harvest Moon" is owned by the publisher Natsume, not the developer Marvelous AQL.
  • When the two companies parted ways, Natsume kept the name and started their own "New Harvest Moon" series starting with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley.
  • Developer Marvelous AQL was forced to change the name of all future releases in the original series to "Story of Seasons".
Main series - Original/SoS (Marvelous AQL) Remaster Remake
1. Harvest Moon (1996)
2. Harvest Moon GB (1997)
3. Harvest Moon 64 (1999)
4. Harvest Moon 2 GBC (1999)
5. Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (1999) Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (2003)
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (2020)
6. Harvest Moon 3 GBC (2000)
7. Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland (2001)
8. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (2004)
9. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (2005)
10 Harvest Moon DS (2005)
11 Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness (2007)
12 Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility (2007)
13 Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (2008)
14 Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (2008)
15 Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar (2008)
16 Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (2009)
17 Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (2010)
18 Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (2012)
19 Story of Seasons (2014)
20 Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (2016)
21. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (2021)
Marvelous Spin-offs Remaster Remake
1. Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon (2006)
2. Harvest Moon: My Little Shop (2009)
3. Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (2015)
4. Doraemon: Story of Seasons (2019)
Main series - New (Natsume) Remaster Remake
1. Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (2014)
2. Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories (2016)
3. Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (2016)
4. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (2017)
5. Harvest Moon: One World (2020)
Natsume Spin-offs Remaster Remake
1. Puzzle de Harvest Moon (2007)
2. Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming (2009)
3. Hometown Story (2013)
4. Harvest Moon: Mad Dash (2019)
Rune Factory Spin-off series Remaster Remake
1. Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (2006)
2. Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (2008)
3. Rune Factory: Frontier (2008)
4. Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (2009)
5. Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (2011)
6. Rune Factory 4 (2012) Rune Factory 4 Special (2019)
7. Rune Factory 5 (2020)
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