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Description

The year is 1953. When Steve Mason awakens in the quiet North American town called Harvest, he cannot remember anything. People claim to know him and even to be related to him, but he does not recall their names. As he explores the strange town, he encounters more and more eccentric people, whose behavior is difficult to explain. Everyone keep telling him that he should join the Lodge, the headquarters of the mysterious Order of the Harvest Moon. Steve is determined to find out the truth about the town and about himself, but he doesn't know that this truth is more horrifying than he could have ever imagined...

Harvester is essentially a point-and-click, puzzle-solving adventure game. Though a weapon-shaped icon allows the player to attack characters, this can only be done as a solution to a puzzle, in order to advance the game's plot at specific points. The largest bulk of the gameplay is dedicated to traditional adventure activities: talking to characters and manipulating inventory items to solve puzzles. "Hot spots" indicate interaction possibilities, as in most adventure games of that period. The game features video cut scenes with live actors; for gameplay portions, digitized animations of the actors are super-imposed over pre-rendered background graphics.

Screenshots

Harvester Windows Exit icon shows paths for leaving the current room and going elsewhere
Harvester Windows At the police station... they forgot to handcuff you in the gameplay scene
Harvester Windows Talking to a paperboy in front of your house
Harvester Windows Trespassing will get you killed

Promo Images

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Trailer


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Retroguiden May 24, 2014 6 out of 10 60

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(Day 1)Dwayne doesn't disappear from police station 2 Parf (7793)
Nov 01, 2010

Trivia

Same moms

All of the moms are played by the same actress: Mary Allen.

Version differences

The UK and Australian versions were censored and miss the two cannibalistic cutscenes of children eating their mother. The in-game sequence and dialogues were left in the game.

It is also said to have the following changes, but those could not be confirmed after an examination of both versions by the German website schnittberichte.com which is dedicated to listing version differences:
  • a disclaimer was added before the game starts.
  • the main character's name was changed to Mike instead of Steve.
  • several gory scenes were shortened.
  • a removed scene in which the protagonist finds a murdered family.
  • most of the offensive dialogue about gays, Italians, and Indians was removed.
  • all verbal references to S&M were cut, but the S&M scenes themselves were not.

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lights out 10000 (13101) added Harvester (Windows) on Mar 07, 2014
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (488674), Matt Dabrowski (224) and MAT (166394)