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How Stardew Valley won Steam

The games industry sometimes works in mysterious ways. When Stardew Valley launched on February 26th, who would have guessed that the indie farming simulation title would end up in Steam’s Top 10 games the following week, out-selling pre-orders for The Division? The game has amassed a devoted community, which might …

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Rising Star readies five games for 3DS

Rising Star Games will unleash more than ten releases in the first half of 2012, including a new Harvest Moon. Five of these titles will be released on Nintendo 3DS, such as retro arcade game Bit.Trip Saga in Q1, fishing title Super Black Bass 3D and puzzler Cradle of Rome …

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Rising Star Games exceeds 1m Harvest Moon sales

Publisher Rising Star has managed to sell more than 1m units of the Harvest Moon series across PAL territories. Over the last decade, the UK firm has handled 13 games in Natsume’s farming series which has become the flagship of its portfolio. Reaching 1m sales of Harvest Moon is certainly …

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Big name devs head to Grasshopper

Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio owned by cult developer Goichi Suda, has snared two of Japan’s leading developers from fellow studio Marvelous Entertainment. Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of the popular Harvest Moon series, and Yoshiro Kimura, whose most recent title was Wii hit Little King’s Story, have both jumped ship to …

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RSG and Namco strike Harvest Moon deal

Publisher Rising Star Games has announced a fresh deal with Namco Bandai that will see that firm handle distribution duties for both Harvest Moon: Animal Parade on Wii and Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands on DS next month. The deal applies to EMEA regions. The Harvest Moon series has a very …

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