How the Creators of Harvest Moon Are Keeping Up with 'Stardew Valley'


Can 'Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns,' the latest game from the original Harvest Moon creators, keep up with the indie farming sensation?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at


Harvest Moon DS was my introduction to farming games, and I loved it, but when I played it I remember already longing for something like Stardew Valley. Where Stardew succeeds for me is its improvements on efficiency- compared to my experiences with HM, everything seems easier to do, and I know why I’m doing it.

So it’s really nice to see the HM/BokuMono franchise is starting to acknowledge that. Maybe I’ll pick Trio of Towns up at some point.