DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the term "Harvest Moon" came from the season when the rise of the moon came directly after the sun sets? The Harvest Moon provides an abundance of light early in the evening, assisting farmers in harvesting their crops. This event has been considered a blessing by farmers, making it a fitting name for a game which requires players to farm crops and take care of livestock. Although Harvest Moon games throughout the years differ in graphics, story, and platform, the premise remains the same. Developed by Nintendo, Harvest Moon games require players to spend and allocate their time for their daily tasks which includes tending their farm, raising livestock, growing relationships with other villagers, attending festivals, and gathering supplies.
The farming game genre has grown so much in popularity that plenty of similarly-themed games has been made available in plenty of platforms, even going as far as to be introduced in Android and iOS, albeit with different developers. Although considered a hard sell by some game critics, the Harvest Moon series has broken through barriers, continuing to sell millions with every release since 1996. The subsequent games may have been renamed to the Story of Seasons in 2014, but the fans of this fun and lovable series still refer to it as Harvest Moon.