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* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' is a ''Story of Seasons'' spinoff that became so popular it became its own series. It features similar gameplay to the original series, except that it uses a fantasy setting instead of a modern RetroUniverse one. There's also combat due to the added [=RPG=] elements.
* ''VideoGame/SakunaofRiceandRuin'' has been compared to ''Rune Factory'' in terms of combat and farming, taking place in the country of Yanato (Japan-equivalent). The titular protagonist Sakuna has to balance between farming rice to replace the destroyed stock that was meant to be a tribute to the gods, while also exterminating demons on the Island of Demons, both parts punishment. Farming rice is important to Sakuna as the better her yield is in quality, the better her combat stats are, courtesy of inheriting aspects from both her war god father and harvest goddess mother.



* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' is a ''Story of Seasons'' spinoff that became so popular it became its own series. It features similar gameplay to the original series, except that it uses a fantasy setting instead of a modern RetroUniverse one. There's also combat due to the added [=RPG=] elements.


* ''VideoGame/GleanerHeights'' is a DarkerAndEdgier take on the genre that is heavily inspired by ''Series/TwinPeaks''. The protagonist moves to the StepfordSuburbia that is Gleaner Heights to become a farmer. There, they discover that the town is a DysfunctionJunction full of with [[YourCheatingHeart infidelity]], murder, DomesticAbuse, and occult activity.

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* ''VideoGame/GleanerHeights'' is a DarkerAndEdgier take on the genre that is heavily inspired by ''Series/TwinPeaks''. The protagonist moves to the StepfordSuburbia that is Gleaner Heights to become a farmer. There, they discover that the town is a DysfunctionJunction full of with [[YourCheatingHeart infidelity]], infidelity, murder, DomesticAbuse, and occult activity.

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* ''VideoGame/ShepherdsCrossing'' is a rare pre-''Stardew Valley'' example. What differentiates it from ''Harvest Moon'' was focusing more on animal husbandry and economics, and also having somewhat of a more mature and cynical tone. For instance, this is one of the few games in the genre where you can actually slaughter your livestock for meat.


* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' is the GenrePopulizer. Until this game, only the original ''Story of Seasons'' existed, but the popularity of ''Stardew Valley'' led to [[FollowTheLeader a slew of clones]]. The game started out as a ''Story of Seasons'' FanGame before becoming a SpiritualSuccessor. The game includes elements that differentiate it from its inspiration, such as {{Gay Option}}s and modding (thanks to it originally being a PC title). ''Stardew Valley'' is inspired by the original few ''Story of Seasons'' titles, which is why it contains mature topics like alcoholism and depression.

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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' is the GenrePopulizer.GenrePopularizer. Until this game, only the original ''Story of Seasons'' existed, but the popularity of ''Stardew Valley'' led to [[FollowTheLeader a slew of clones]]. The game started out as a ''Story of Seasons'' FanGame before becoming a SpiritualSuccessor. The game includes elements that differentiate it from its inspiration, such as {{Gay Option}}s and modding (thanks to it originally being a PC title). ''Stardew Valley'' is inspired by the original few ''Story of Seasons'' titles, which is why it contains mature topics like alcoholism and depression.


Despite its success, ''Story of Seasons'' had little in terms of rivals. The closest were games like ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/{{Farmville}}'', or ''VideoGame/FarmingSimulator'', which weren't quite in the same genre. 2016's ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' launched the genre into the [[GenrePopularizer mainstream gaming landscape]]. It was essentially ''Story of Seasons'' with some added changes which appealed to both veteran ''Story of Seasons'' fans and newcomers. Originally released on PC, it became a SleeperHit which led to various ports. Many other developers took note of the game's popularity and were [[FollowTheLeader inspired to make similar titles]].

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Despite its success, ''Story of Seasons'' had little in terms of rivals. The closest were games like ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/{{Farmville}}'', or ''VideoGame/FarmingSimulator'', which weren't quite in the same genre. 2016's ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' launched propelled the genre into the [[GenrePopularizer mainstream gaming landscape]]. It was essentially ''Story of Seasons'' with some added changes which appealed to both veteran ''Story of Seasons'' fans and newcomers. Originally released on PC, it became a SleeperHit which led to various ports. Many other developers took note of the game's popularity and were [[FollowTheLeader inspired to make similar titles]].



* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' launched the genre. Until this game, only the original ''Story of Seasons'' existed, but the popularity of ''Stardew Valley'' led to [[FollowTheLeader a slew of clones]]. The game started out as a ''Story of Seasons'' FanGame before becoming a SpiritualSuccessor. The game includes elements that differentiate it from its inspiration, such as {{Gay Option}}s and modding (thanks to it originally being a PC title). ''Stardew Valley'' is inspired by the original few ''Story of Seasons'' titles, which is why it contains mature topics like alcoholism and depression.

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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' launched is the genre.GenrePopulizer. Until this game, only the original ''Story of Seasons'' existed, but the popularity of ''Stardew Valley'' led to [[FollowTheLeader a slew of clones]]. The game started out as a ''Story of Seasons'' FanGame before becoming a SpiritualSuccessor. The game includes elements that differentiate it from its inspiration, such as {{Gay Option}}s and modding (thanks to it originally being a PC title). ''Stardew Valley'' is inspired by the original few ''Story of Seasons'' titles, which is why it contains mature topics like alcoholism and depression.


* VideoGame/{{Roblox}} has some: ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/2772610559/Farming-and-Friends Farming and Friends]]'', ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/3601201039/Farm-Life-HOUSING Farm Life]]'', and ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/3126992939/SUBSIDIES-ARE-BACK-Welcome-to-Farmtown-2 Welcome to Farmtown!]]''

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* VideoGame/{{Roblox}} has some: ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/2772610559/Farming-and-Friends Farming and Friends]]'', Friends]]'' (the most realistic), ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/3601201039/Farm-Life-HOUSING Farm Life]]'', and ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/3126992939/SUBSIDIES-ARE-BACK-Welcome-to-Farmtown-2 Welcome to Farmtown!]]''

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* VideoGame/{{Roblox}} has some: ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/2772610559/Farming-and-Friends Farming and Friends]]'', ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/3601201039/Farm-Life-HOUSING Farm Life]]'', and ''[[https://www.roblox.com/games/3126992939/SUBSIDIES-ARE-BACK-Welcome-to-Farmtown-2 Welcome to Farmtown!]]''


Despite its success, ''Story of Seasons'' had little in terms of rivals. The closest were games like ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/{{Farmville}}'', or ''VideoGame/FarmingSimulator'', which weren't quite in the same genre. 2016's ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' launched the genre into the mainstream gaming landscape. It was essentially ''Story of Seasons'' with some added changes which appealed to both veteran ''Story of Seasons'' fans and newcomers. Originally released on PC, it became a SleeperHit which led to various ports. Many other developers took note of the game's popularity and were [[FollowTheLeader inspired to make similar titles]].

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Despite its success, ''Story of Seasons'' had little in terms of rivals. The closest were games like ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/{{Farmville}}'', or ''VideoGame/FarmingSimulator'', which weren't quite in the same genre. 2016's ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' launched the genre into the [[GenrePopularizer mainstream gaming landscape.landscape]]. It was essentially ''Story of Seasons'' with some added changes which appealed to both veteran ''Story of Seasons'' fans and newcomers. Originally released on PC, it became a SleeperHit which led to various ports. Many other developers took note of the game's popularity and were [[FollowTheLeader inspired to make similar titles]].


* ''Voodoo Garden''

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* ''Voodoo Garden''Garden'' is a clicker game about harvesting the fruits of a garden that grows automatically, buying new plants for it, and crafting various magic potions.


* ''VideoGame/StrandedSailsExplorersOfTheCursedIsland'' has an emphasis on farming and exploration, but it does have [=NPC=] characters to interact with as well.

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* ''VideoGame/StrandedSailsExplorersOfTheCursedIsland'' ''VideoGame/StrandedSailsExplorersOfTheCursedIslands'' has an emphasis on farming and exploration, but it does have [=NPC=] characters to interact with as well.


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* ''Voodoo Garden''

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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' has always been similar to a farm life sim, but ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossingNewHorizons'' adds onto the similarities due to the deserted island theme: the player can now grow their own vegetables, craft tools, and till the land.


The genre itself didn't begin until the mid-2010s. Despite its success, ''Story of Seasons'' had little in terms of rivals. The closest were games like ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/{{Farmville}}'', or ''VideoGame/FarmingSimulator'', which weren't quite in the same genre. 2016's ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' created the genre. It was essentially ''Story of Seasons'' with some added changes which appealed to both veteran ''Story of Seasons'' fans and newcomers. Originally released on PC, it became a SleeperHit which led to various ports. Many other developers took note of the game's popularity and were [[FollowTheLeader inspired to make similar titles]].

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The genre itself didn't begin until the mid-2010s. Despite its success, ''Story of Seasons'' had little in terms of rivals. The closest were games like ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/{{Farmville}}'', or ''VideoGame/FarmingSimulator'', which weren't quite in the same genre. 2016's ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' created launched the genre.genre into the mainstream gaming landscape. It was essentially ''Story of Seasons'' with some added changes which appealed to both veteran ''Story of Seasons'' fans and newcomers. Originally released on PC, it became a SleeperHit which led to various ports. Many other developers took note of the game's popularity and were [[FollowTheLeader inspired to make similar titles]].


The Farm Life Sim genre is a sub-genre of {{Life Simulation Game}}s focusing on life as a small-town farmer. They're not realistic farm sims like ''VideoGame/FarmingSimulator'', but instead use a lot of ArtisticLicense while focusing on the general life of the main character.

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->"A harvest of a lifetime!"
-->-- {{Tagline}} for ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife: Special Edition''

The Farm Life Sim genre is a sub-genre of {{Life Simulation Game}}s and {{Roleplaying Game}}s focusing on life as a small-town farmer. They're not realistic farm sims like ''VideoGame/FarmingSimulator'', but instead use a lot of ArtisticLicense while focusing on the general life of the main character.


* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, and is currently still in beta. Typical to its genre, the game allows players to plant crops, raise animals, forage, mine, fish, and interact with villagers. It does have an unusual premise in that the protagonist ''isn't'' a newcomer moving into an abandoned farm. Instead, they start as an old and regretful person who had moved out from their hometown who suddenly underwent a MentalTimeTravel to the moment before their departure, whereupon they cancel their plans to leave, and is determined to rebuild the farm that they have neglected all those years ago.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android UsefulNotes/{{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, and is currently still in beta. Typical to its genre, the game allows players to plant crops, raise animals, forage, mine, fish, and interact with villagers. It does have an unusual premise in that the protagonist ''isn't'' a newcomer moving into an abandoned farm. Instead, they start as an old and regretful person who had moved out from their hometown who suddenly underwent a MentalTimeTravel to the moment before their departure, whereupon they cancel their plans to leave, and is determined to rebuild the farm that they have neglected all those years ago.


* ''VideoGame/{{Littlewood}}'' calls itself a "peaceful RPG". It's a fantasy-based farm sim and town-building game. The protagonist is an amnesiac former hero who has defeated the evil Dark Wizard. You settle down and try to convince townsfolk to stay in your town, all while trying to recover your memories.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Littlewood}}'' *''VideoGame/{{Littlewood}}'' calls itself a "peaceful RPG". It's a fantasy-based farm sim and town-building game. The protagonist is an amnesiac former hero who has defeated the evil Dark Wizard. You settle down and try to convince townsfolk to stay in your town, all while trying to recover your memories.



* ''VideoGame/{{Sunville}}'' is a {{retraux} farm sim with survival and crafting elements.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Sunville}}'' is a {{retraux} {{retraux}} farm sim with survival and crafting elements.

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