Rune Factory (ルーンファクトリ, Rune Factory) is a series of fantastical farm life simulation role-playing games. The series launched as a spin-off of the Bokujou Monogatari series (previously Harvest Moon now Story of Seasons) in 2006 by developer Neverland Company Inc., which ceased operations after filing bankruptcy on November 29, 2013.
After six long years of uncertainty for the series, the revival of the Rune Factory was announced at the February 13 2019 Nintendo Direct. This news came after the establishment of HAKAMA Co., Ltd. by Yoshifumi Hashimoto in January of 2018, which allowed the revitalization of Rune Factory series to take place by providing it a new home. Rune Factory has been translated and published by Natsume prior to 2010 and after by XSeed in America. It has also been translated and published by Rising Star in PAL territories.
The game is very similar to Story of Seasons in that its objective remains to be maintaining a successful farm, befriending the village's inhabitants and getting married. The player also nurtures crops and monsters (akin to livestock), fishing, mining, collecting items, home and tool improvements and building personal friendships, but also includes dungeon crawling, leveling up and synthesizing several items. Players again must balance time and strength on a day-to-day basis until they complete the central story in the game, allowing for endless game play after finishing the main story line.
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