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* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, and is currently still in beta. Typical to its genre, the game playerz to plant crops, raise animals, forage, mine, fish, and interact with villagers. It does have an unusual premise where the protagonist ''isn't'' a newcomer moving into the 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 instead worke to rebuild their farm.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, and is currently still in beta. Typical to its genre, the game playerz allows players to plant crops, raise animals, forage, mine, fish, and interact with villagers. It does have an unusual premise where the protagonist ''isn't'' a newcomer moving into the 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 instead worke is determined to rebuild their farm.the farm that they have neglected all those years ago.


* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, and is currently still in beta. The player character is transported back to their hometown as a youth, and uses this opportunity to bring back the glory of their old farm, which they've abandoned in their previous life. The player can raise animals and crops, forage, mine, fish, and interact with villagers.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, and is currently still in beta. The player character is transported back Typical to their hometown as a youth, and uses this opportunity to bring back its genre, the glory of their old farm, which they've abandoned in their previous life. The player can raise animals and game playerz to plant crops, raise animals, forage, mine, fish, and interact with villagers. It does have an unusual premise where the protagonist ''isn't'' a newcomer moving into the 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 instead worke to rebuild their farm.


* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, that takes heavy inspiration from ''Stardew Valley'', even using similar assets. It opens with the protagonist, getting near the end of their life, and reminiscing about the hometown they've left behind. Wishing that they could re-experience the wonders of their hometown, they get transported back in time while sleeping, and wakes up to the moment just before they leave home. Determined to stay in town this time, the protagonist must now rebuild the farm they've left in shambles.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, that takes heavy inspiration from ''Stardew Valley'', even using similar assets. It opens with the protagonist, getting near the end of their life, and reminiscing about the hometown they've left behind. Wishing that they could re-experience the wonders of their hometown, they get is currently still in beta. The player character is transported back in time while sleeping, to their hometown as a youth, and wakes up to the moment just before they leave home. Determined to stay in town uses this time, opportunity to bring back the protagonist must now rebuild the farm glory of their old farm, which they've left abandoned in shambles.their previous life. The player can raise animals and crops, forage, mine, fish, and interact with villagers.



* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' created the genre. Until it, 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 ''Harvest Moon'' FanGame before becoming its own 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).

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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' created launched the genre. Until it, 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 ''Harvest Moon'' FanGame before becoming its own 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).

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestTown'' is an {{Android Game|s}} created by QY Games, that takes heavy inspiration from ''Stardew Valley'', even using similar assets. It opens with the protagonist, getting near the end of their life, and reminiscing about the hometown they've left behind. Wishing that they could re-experience the wonders of their hometown, they get transported back in time while sleeping, and wakes up to the moment just before they leave home. Determined to stay in town this time, the protagonist must now rebuild the farm they've left in shambles.


The Farming 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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The Farming 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.


* ''VideoGame/LittleDragonsCafe'' has traits of this genre. It's by the same creatpr of ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' and has similar gameplay mechanics. You take care of a dragon instead of farm animals. The player also fishes, hunts, and gardens to obtain ingredients for their cafe. The main crux of the game is the story and your relationship with the other characters who visit the cafe.

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* ''VideoGame/LittleDragonsCafe'' has traits of this genre. It's by the same creatpr creator of ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' and has similar gameplay mechanics. You take care of a dragon instead of farm animals. The player also fishes, hunts, and gardens to obtain ingredients for their cafe. The main crux of the game is the story and your relationship with the other characters who visit the cafe.


The Farming Life Sim genre is a sub-genre of {{LifeSimulation 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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The Farming Life Sim genre is a sub-genre of {{LifeSimulation {{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.


The Farming Life Sim genre is a sub-genre of {{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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The Farming Life Sim genre is a sub-genre of {{Simulation {{LifeSimulation 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.



Related to SimulationGame, LifeSimulationGame, RaisingSim, ImmersiveSim, and DatingSim.

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Related to SimulationGame, LifeSimulationGame, RaisingSim, ImmersiveSim, and DatingSim.


* ''VideoGame/OrangeSeason'' is inspired by ''Story of Seasons'', with some ''Animal Crossing'' and ''Zelda'' added in. There are four towns, over thirty types of farm animals, and over tdn marriage candidates.

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* ''VideoGame/OrangeSeason'' is inspired by ''Story of Seasons'', with some ''Animal Crossing'' and ''Zelda'' added in. There are four towns, over thirty types of farm animals, and over tdn ten marriage candidates.


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

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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 sries, series, except that it uses a fantasy setting instead of a modern RetroUniverse one. There's also combat due to the added [=RPG=] elements.

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The Farming Life Sim genre is a sub-genre of {{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.

The games take place in a beautiful {{arcadia}}. They're usually set in either a RetroUniverse or a PeriodPiece (which means the protagonist will do a lot of hands-on farming with minimal machinery).

The player is usually a CityMouse who [[FromNewYorkToNowhere decides to leave the ho-hum of urban life]] for a relaxing life as a farmer. Near to their farm is a small town full of quirky individuals. Several of these people will be {{Love Interest}}s that can be married if wished. A good set of supporting characters is vital to this genre. The games can't work on farming alone. There needs to be a cast of interesting [=NPCs=] to befriend and interact with. There's also usually a MagicRealism element to the town.

This genre dates back to 1996's ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1''. Released late in the UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem's lifespan, ''Harvest Moon'' was a niche but quirky game about the life of a young man who moves out to live in Flowerbud Village. The game was successful enough to get handheld sequels and eventually a true sequel in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'', which takes place [[SpinOffspring two generations in the future]] and expands upon everything in the original. The popularity of the games led to the successful ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' series (originally localized as ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' until a change in English translators in the 2010s).

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]].

Related to SimulationGame, LifeSimulationGame, RaisingSim, ImmersiveSim, and DatingSim.

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* ''TabletopGame/ATaleOfHeartAndHomes'' is a board game inspired by ''Story of Seasons''. If's a four-player game where you can farm, fish, go on quests, and marry. The main goal is to overthrow the mayor.

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* ''VideoGame/FarmFolks'' takes place on an island and has over 35 villagers in the main town of Port Meridian. It's a farm sim, however it has story-driven quests as well.
* ''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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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn1uGRhRHPc Harvest Master: Farm Sim]]'', also known as ''Harvest Master Farm Adventure'', is a mobile [[TheMockbuster clone]] of ''Story of Seasons''. It has a similar style, down to the Heart Events.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** ''Harvest Moon'', now known as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' in English, is the TropeCodifier and TropeMaker. You start as a young person who moves to a small town. There you start your own farm, meet various people, and usually have the option to settle down and have kids. The games have varying degrees of MagicalRealism involving the local [[NatureSpirit Harvest Sprites]] and CrystalDragonJesus deity, the Harvest Goddess. The series is also an UnbuiltTrope to degree. The series creator never ''intended'' on it to be a "farm sim". The series started out as being about life ''as a farmer''. It was originally a series about a small-town and the characters in the small town, using farming as a backdrop more than the focus. This is why ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' (the creator's favorite game in the series) and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonSaveTheHomeland'' are so bare-bones when it comes to farming and ranching. Over the years, ExecutiveMeddling led to more focus on the farming side, which caused the series creator to [[CreatorBacklash quit the series]] in the mid-2000s.
** ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonNatsume'' is a series of in-house Creator/{{Natsume}} games created when Marvelous decided to switch translators to Creator/XSeed. Natsume was kept with the brand name so they decided to make their own games "inspired" by ''Story of Seasons''. They include the same focus on farming and romance, with some changes here and there (for example, Notes replace Hearts).
* ''VideoGame/LittleDragonsCafe'' has traits of this genre. It's by the same creatpr of ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' and has similar gameplay mechanics. You take care of a dragon instead of farm animals. The player also fishes, hunts, and gardens to obtain ingredients for their cafe. The main crux of the game is the story and your relationship with the other characters who visit the cafe.
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* ''VideoGame/MyTimeAtPortia'' takes heavy inspiration from ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'', and to a lesser extent, ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''. It's more focused on ItemCrafting as the player is a craftsman and trader, not a farmer (though crop harvesting and livestock raising exists).
* ''VideoGame/OrangeSeason'' is inspired by ''Story of Seasons'', with some ''Animal Crossing'' and ''Zelda'' added in. There are four towns, over thirty types of farm animals, and over tdn marriage candidates.
* ''VideoGame/PeacefulDays'': You play as a MC who has graduated years ago but still can't find the ideal job. You see an old man sitting in front of your house ans give him food and water. He gives you a note about the rural "Aurora Town" then disappears. The protagonist moves to Aurora Town and becomes the owner of Evergarden Farm. In Aurora Town you can raise crops, befriend locals, etc.
* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' created the genre. Until it, 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 ''Harvest Moon'' FanGame before becoming its own 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).
* ''VideoGame/StrandedSailsExplorersOfTheCursedIsland'' has an emphasis on farming and exploration, but it does have [=NPC=] characters to interact with as well.
* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' is a ''Story of Seasons'' spinoff that became so popular it became its own series. It features similar gameplay to the original sries, except that it uses a fantasy setting instead of a modern RetroUniverse one. There's also combat due to the added [=RPG=] elements.
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* ''VideoGame/VerdantSkies'' is a sci-fi twist on the genre. It takes place on an alien world named Viridis Primus. The protagonist is a part of a colony and the goal is to ensure the survival of the colony. Along the way you can farm, fish, cook, befriend fellow colonists, and marry other colonists.
* ''VideoGame/WildSeason'' is about a job-hunting city kid who takes up an ad for a farm. You end up in Bedford Valley, however everyone is unpleasant and uninviting. The plot revolves around befriending them and finding out why they want you out of town.
* ''VideoGame/WorldsDawn'' is a colorful sim that's set in a quiet seaside village named Sugar Blossom Village. You're a farmer who harvests crops, tends livestock, discovers magical secrets, builds friendships, and more.

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