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.