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 15 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 was handled by Rising Star Games. The most recent versions have been handled by Marvelous AQL Europe and Zen Unlimited.

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.

Upcoming Harvest Moon Help Sites
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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley
Nintendo 3DS
http://fogu.com/hm12
Game Release Dates:
Japan release date No Plans
North American release date November 4, 2014
European release date To Be Announced
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Story of Seasons
牧場物語 つながる新天地
Nintendo 3DS
http://fogu.com/sos1
Game Release Dates:
Japan release date February 27, 2014
North American release date Winter 2014/2015
European release date To Be Announced
Current Harvest Moon Help Sites