Natsume’s Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Contest Entry by sharmander-chama
Uploading here first since I can’t be bothered to upload to deviantart atm ;;
Not gonna lie, I love and hate this piece. I love how it turned out, but holllyy this thing took forever like sobs. 200+ layers baby~ took at least 4 days to finish and eff backgrounds, but I want to win those cow headphones huehue
I’m especially happy with how I did the Harvest Goddess ahhhHHh!
I had way too much fun capturing screenshots for Rowan’s reveal this week. He’s the first Harvest Sprite you’ll meet, and he walks you through Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley’s introductory tutorial.
Tutorials are sometimes a tough balance. You don’t want to alienate the veterans, while at the same time newcomers do need a little more guidance. We took a long look at past Harvest Moon titles, what worked and what didn’t, and we hope players enjoy their time with Rowan :D
I always imagined the the background music is just the Harvest Sprites playing music to pass the time. The protag is the only one who can hear it though, so when a song gets stuck in their head, they have to come up with some weird excuse as to why it is, or what song it is. I think they might slip up one day when someone asks and say “The song for winter” or something like that and get a weird look.
Dewy is the third Harvest Sprite that you’ll discover in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. It should come as no surprise from his name and blue color that Dewy can help the player in watering crops that are growing in the Lost Valley. But this watery sprite has a secret he’s trying hard to keep – if only it wasn’t for Rowan’s big mouth!
“Just leave the watering to me already! Argh!”
Dewy’s a bit impatient, and will get frustrated if things don’t go his way right from the start. However, you can count on him to help water your crops on those days you’re just too busy. Ironically, although Dewy loves fish and watching fish swim, he’s unable to swim himself, leaving Dewy afraid of large bodies of water, which is a secret he’d like to keep to himself!