The Ushi No Tane website was started in 2000 to help players with questions regarding their Harvest Moon games. Originally a site covering just Harvest Moon 2 for Gameboy Color, it has expanded to cover over 25 versions of the Harvest Moon game series.

Harvest Moon is a farming simulation game with an underlining storyline that add depth to break up the daily monotony of watering crops. In the games, players have the option of getting married, raising livestock and poultry animals, catching fish, and attending festivals to impress the local villagers.

Harvest Moon (Bokujou Monogatari) was first published in Japan in 1996 by Pack In Video; the company, after several mergers, is currently known as Marvelous!. In North America, the game was localized by Natsume, Inc. and first published in 1998. Natsume handled the English localization up until Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, when it was turned over to XSeed Games (a subsidiary of Marvelous USA), who renamed the English version of Bokujou Monogatari from Harvest Moon to Story of Seasons. Natsume still owns the Harvest Moon trademark, and will continue to develop the series independently of Marvelous.

In the PAL region, localization has been handled by Rising Star Games, Marvelous, and Nintendo of Europe.

The Ushi No Tane website is also the only English help site that covers the Legend of the River King game series, which predates Harvest Moon in Japan by six years. The first River King game was released for the Super Famicom video game console in 1990. The RK guides on this site are for the Gameboy, Gameboy Advanced, Playstation 2, and Nintendo DS entries in the series.

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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope
PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and mobile
https://fogu.com/hm/light_of_hope
Game Release Dates:
North American release date PC: November 14, 2017
North American release date Ps4: May 29, 2018
North American release date Switch: May 29, 2018
North American release date Mobile: September 24, 2018
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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
牧場物語 3つの里の大切な友だち
Nintendo 3DS
https://fogu.com/sos2
Game Release Dates:
Japan release date June 23, 2016
North American release date February 28, 2017
European release date October 13, 2017
Current Harvest Moon Help Sites
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley
(No Fogu Guide Available)
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Legend of the River King
(No Fogu Guide Available)