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Zurich, Switzerland – 8th November 2023. Farming Simulator Kids expands the family-friendly universe: While the acclaimed Farming Simulator series has always been popular among children, publisher and developer GIANTS Software announces a brand-new game to introduce the growing generation to the colourful and fun world of farming and blooming nature. Farming Simulator Kids will be available on Nintendo SwitchTM & mobile devices, suited for all ages – coming Spring 2024.
Playful Agriculture & Variety of Mini Games
With cute aesthetics, Farming Simulator Kids invites young players to live a cozy farm life. Educating and entertaining them in a child-friendly environment, the gameplay of Farming Simulator Kids focuses on audiovisual presentation instead of text. Still, virtual neighbours – including some anthropomorphic animal characters – display their needs for help and ask young players to harvest crops or prepare a delicious sandwich.
Education & Entertainment for the Little Ones
Children explore farm locations to grow and harvest healthy crops, or care for adorable farm animals like cows, chickens, or geese in their stables. As big tractors and other vehicles are a must, kids can operate a variety of machines by renowned manufacturer John Deere. All while creating unforgettable and educational farming stories that are rewarded with achievements and can be captured with a video creator mode.
Experiencing the Value of Produce
"We're thrilled beyond measure to introduce young children to farming in a playful and sheltered way," says Thomas Frey, Creative Director at GIANTS Software. "With John Deere as our ideal partner for Farming Simulator Kids, we're creating an educational and unforgettable – even inspiring – farming game for young players, one that may even nurture their general interest in farming."
"It is a pleasure for us to support such an appealing project, which introduces children to agriculture in a playful way and awakens their interest in food production," comments Stefan Mügge, Manager Marketing Communication at John Deere.
Aside from mini-games like gardening or sandwich making, there is much more to do: Little farmers visit their own farmers’ market to get a feeling for the value of the fresh produce they grew and cared for. They can trade items at a swap shop, create delicious food items from produce, or simply chill out in their house, and meet lovable characters to interact with.
Watch the Farming Simulator Kids announcement trailer here
Download the press kit here
Child-Friendly Graphics, Music & Sound Effects
Character Creator with Lots of Styles & Possibilities
Multiple Locations to Explore: Farm, Barn, Market & More
10+ Crops to Plant & Harvest, 75+ Food Items, 100+ Objects & Other Items
Vehicles & Tools by John Deere, the World’s Largest Agricultural Brand
Domestic & Wild Animals to Befriend and Care for
Loveable Characters and Animals to Meet
Activities like Field Tasks, Driving Vehicles, Gardening & Making Sandwiches
Achievement System & Video Creator
Farming Simulator Kids will be available for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices in Spring 2024. Further information can be found on the official Farming Simulator website and in the press area of GIANTS Software.
About GIANTS Software
GIANTS Software is an international video game developer and publisher from Switzerland established in 2004 and known worldwide for creating the popular Farming Simulator series. The team with offices in Switzerland (Zurich), Germany (Erlangen), USA (Chicago) and Czech Republic (Brno) is very committed to maintain close contact to the agricultural industry and to engage with the community. For more information, please visit giants-software.com
About Farming Simulator
Since 2008, over 30 million units of Farming Simulator have been sold worldwide. The game series has been released on all popular platforms including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs since then. From the start, the team enabled users to create mods with the company’s own GIANTS Engine. With the Farming Simulator League (FSL), the series introduced a competitive esports mode in 2019 – with teams competing in professional tournaments and many acclaimed brands and sponsors on board. More information available at farming-simulator.com
About John Deere
John Deere is a world leader in providing advanced products and services. The company’s innovative technology is key to serve the growing worldwide population. Higher standards are necessary to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.
More than 79,000 employees worldwide generate a turnover of 52 billion US-$ with agricultural equipment, as well as lawn and grounds care equipment and construction and forestry equipment. In 2017 the company acquired the Wirtgen Group, the leading manufacturer of road construction equipment.
John Deere runs more than 70 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries and the products are sold in 160 countries worldwide. The company has a strong presence in Europe, CIS, Africa and Near & Middle East. With nearly 19,000 employees John Deere is the largest employer in Europe.
Contact: John Deere GmbH & Co. KG
Ralf Lenge, Corporate Public Relations Manager
John-Deere-Straße 70 • 68163 Mannheim • Germany | Mobile: +49 (0) 171 416 1599 | E-mail: [email protected]
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