Harvest Days, a charming 3D open-world take on Stardew Valley, has launched a free demo on Steam.
The premise of Harvest Days is that you’re another worn-out cog in the wheels of the capitalist machine, tired of working for the weekend, so you move out to the country to start a farm. So, again, obviously inspired by Stardew Valley, though studio Family Devs also lists genre classics Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons as influences.
Your job in Harvest Days is to restore the rundown town of Duda’s Village to its former glory. As you might expect, that involves taking care of farm animals, growing fruit and vegetables, and selling your produce to boost the local economy. But don’t forget why you ditched your old job in the first place! Harvest Days encourages you to take some me-time and go fishing, get to know your neighbors, and explore a quaint but expansive world full of minerals, a ruined and mystical temple, a mysterious swamp bubbling with secrets, and loads more.