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The Ushi No Tane websites specialize in information, FAQs, and guides about the Nintendo console versions of the Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, and Legend of the River King video games. These game genres are created and published in Japan by Marvelous (JP). In other regions, you'll find Natsume, XSeed Games, Marvelous (EU), and Rising Star involved in the series' release.

The latest version of the mainstream farming series that have been released in various regions of the world are:

The latest version of River King, in all regions of the world, is River King: Mystic Valley (NA 2008, EU 2009).

Since 2000, Ushi no Tane has been run by a grouchy old lady who happens to be fond of video game agriculture along with three feline helpers: Intern Reba, Intern Captain Bootu, and Intern Hondo Mewnaka. The website is not officially affiliated, sponsored, endorsed, or employed by the developers of Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, or River King. This is simply a fan site.

Latest Farming Video Game News

Intern IG, Sakuna in Smash Bros, PoOT 1.0.6 Update, and Kickstarter News | Posted at 03:20 PM 16 July 2021

Happy Farm'n Friday! Things are going well here at Fogu HQ. The tomatoes are finally beginning to ripen, the raspberries are producing more red berries, and the dahlias are starting to flower. I'm still going outside in the mornings to pollinate the watermelon flowers and have had some success getting melons to appear on the vines! Hopefully, they'll ripen before it gets too late in the season. The last time I grew watermelon, there was still a lot of unripened fruit when frost arrived.

The new interns are doing great. Intern Captain and Intern Hondo are growing fast and have decided that 5:00 am is the perfect time to play with my feet. Except I'm not awake that early in the morning. Sometimes I sleep through it, and sometimes they wake me up. They haven't taken over Intern Reba's favorite sleeping spot on top of Mr.Fogu's computer. Still, they claimed one of her window seat blanket forts, which is basically a Delta Airline passenger blanket I took from the plane during one of my international adventures, attached to the window rails with binder clips.

They also set themselves up with an Instagram account like all the cool kids cats. I should have known they were up to something when they asked to borrow my phone...

I'm still bouncing between playing Harvest Moon: One World and Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. Last weekend was mainly HM and collecting information about mining and seed selling. Though earning money is still slow for me, I did manage to get the large house upgrade, large refrigerator, large dresser, and pay for a few clothing outfits. Then Eino unlocked his super-expensive outfits. It's going to take forever to earn $3.2 million G to buy four clothing outfits!

Sakuna Joins Smash Brothers

From July 16 (today!) until July 20, characters from Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin will be available to battle on the Spirit Board of Smash Brothers Ultimate.

Sakuna, Tama, and Kokorowa will make appearances on the Spirit Board. Sakuna is the toughest of the three at an ACE level of difficulty, followed by Kokorowa (Advanced) and then cute 'lil Tama (Novice). Nice to see some farming representation in SMASH! Maybe someday we'll get more farming game characters, like a big bubble cow. Moooo oooof!

PoOT 1.0.6 Now in EU/AUS and NA!

The next bug-fix update for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is now available in Europe, Australia, and North America. Originally released in Japan on June 22, the update includes the critical bug fix that causes player games to become unplayable when several cut-scene events happen right before a child-related event occurs in the morning. As noted by XSeed Games last month, the 1.0.6 update includes:

—-【Version 1.0.6 Notes】————

  • Makes it easier to see who is running the event at festivals
  • Adds an event for when the player participates in the Egg Festival by themself
  • Add the ability to change your child/your animals' names
  • Improves visuals when completing town requests
  • Improves visuals when upgrading tools
  • Improves character behavior when talking to villagers who are eating, fishing, etc.
  • Implements a new message when returning home at 2AM
  • Fixes an issue where the game could freeze after the child adoption event when several events occur in succession
  • Fixes an issue where the load screen could freeze when leaving a coop
  • Fixes an issue where the game could freeze during the Mushroom Hunt when picking up a mushroom after changing the camera distance in a certain area
  • Fixes an issue where the game could freeze when the player interacts with an animal immediately before it returns to its coop or barn
  • Fixes an issue where the game could freeze when starting the game with no controller connected
  • Fixes an issue where pressing the A button repeatedly while moving in front of an unrepaired farm facility could cause actions that use the A button, such as picking up items, to not work
  • Other minor bug fixes


Source: Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Upcoming Version 1.0.6 Notes

Pictures and videos of the changes included in 1.0.6 from the JP release are noted on the June 25th Farm'n Friday. As of this Farm'n Friday, version 1.0.6 is NOT out in North America yet, but I'd expect it soon. (Ha! It's out in NA too!) Version 1.0.7 is planned for a July release in Japan and includes improvements to movements and reactions during villager conversations and improvements to what happens as you complete town requests.

Kickstarter Updates

White Owls' The Good Life is looking better and better at having a release this fall. This murder mystery in the sheep-herding and farming village of Rainy Woods has been postponed several times since its 2018 crowdfunding campaign. On their latest development journal entry, Swery noted that the team has a little bit of work left to do and hopes to do their very best to make the game as good as they possibly can.

The island survival game with farming and world-building aspects CloudScape is reaching the conclusion of its campaign. There is less than a week left to jump in on supporting this game's development. The campaign has almost reached the next stretch goal - at $145,000, the in-game characters will change their clothes to match the current season; for example, during summertime, the characters will wear swimsuits.

The post-death farming game Everafter Falls is still moving along in its development. SquareHusky is still working on designing farm animals and has included a Piggy Bank function to the game to allow players to earn interest on funds deposited into the bank. They hope to have an alpha build available for testing within the next few months.

Great Gretuski Studio's Peachleaf Valley: Seeds of Love was successfully funded last week. This is a farming-inspired visual novel game where the player can control the story of Seraphina to guide her along a path towards farming and romance. A prologue of the game is available for download from the developer's official website.

Until next time!

- Cher
(The bees are loving the clover grow in the unmowed lawn. Guess the grass will have to remain uncut! Oh darn!)

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