The Harvest Moon series (called Bokujo Monogatari in Japan which translates to Farm Story) is a life simulation video game series based around farming. Most entries have the player court a member of the opposite sex. The series was created by Yasuhiro Wada.

Series Elements

Series History

Natsume owns the IP in America but, the games are made by Marvelous AQL as well as published by them in Japan. As of 2014, Marvelous AQL terminated their publisher relationshop with Natsume and established a separate series of Harvest Moon games called Story of Seasons to be published by XSEED . Meanwhile, Natsume continues to use Harvest Moon brand starting with The Lost Valley, developed by their own development studio.

Bokujou Monogatari series


Game Boy

Nintendo 64

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Advance


Nintendo DS


Nintendo 3DS

New Harvest Moon series

Rune Factory series


Harvest Moon has inspired farming mechanics in other genres. It has also directly inspired Stardew Valley.

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