Giants Software has announced a brand-new game, which they say will introduce the next generation to the world of farming and nature - Farming Simulator Kids.
Promising to educate and entertain kids in a child-friendly environment, the gameplay focuses on audiovisual presentation instead of text. Virtual neighbours - including some anthropomorphic animal characters - display their needs for help and ask young players to harvest crops or prepare a delicious sandwich.
Children explore farm locations to grow and harvest healthy crops, or care for 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 John Deere, all while creating educational farming stories that are rewarded with achievements and can be captured with a video creator mode.
"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.”
Stefan Mügge, manager marketing communication at John Deere added, "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."
The game will be available on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices in spring 2024.