Following a successful collaboration with the non-profit organisation One Tree Planted last year, Goodgame Studios continues to launch ingame features for a good cause. Today Goodgame’s BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest will see the addition of a new Seafood Restaurant feature to the game, starting a new charity event ‘BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest Ocean Cleanup’ whereby players need to collect special fishing nets while fishing in the game. (more…)
Goodgame Studios continues to see growing success with their mobile game BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest. To celebrate this success with the BIG FARM community, today BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest will launch their ‘Big Farm Forest’ Charity event, where players can collect tree saplings on their farm while doing their daily farm quests and tasks. For every truck load of seedlings the community collects, Goodgame Studios will work with non-profit charity One Tree Planted to plant several thousand real trees.
“We are very excited about this event and how we can collaborate with our players to help our environment” says Simon Andrews, who heads the studio responsible for the game. “Our players love taking care of their farms, now we will reward their efforts by planting trees in areas that really need them!”
In an effort to reforest the tree population in California which got badly hit in this years’ forest fires, Goodgame Studios will collaborate with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted to plant up to 5000 trees in spring 2019.
The charity event starts today and will run for one week. It will be supported with social media activities. For more information make sure to follow https://www.facebook.com/BigfarmMobile.
Goodgame’s beloved BIG FARM franchise sees a massive update to its mobile title BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest this month, presenting the largest feature update so far. The update will provide players with the ability to develop and build their own in-game Café & Store where they can cook and bake delicious meals with their farm produce, as well as the ability to sell self-produced items such as perfumes and souvenirs.
“This update continues a trend of regular, relevant updates for the game that have allowed BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest to see continuous performance gains since its launch in Q4, 2017” says Jörgen Larsson, CEO of the Stillfront Group.
The latest update will provide fresh and exciting content for new and veteran players alike. The addition of the Café and Store will add a new dynamic to the game giving players more options for their farm produce, but also providing them with even more entrepreneurial opportunities through running their new businesses in-game, and serving new customers. “BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest continues to be a shining example of what a new game launch should look like for our company” emphasizes Kai Wawrzinek, CEO of Goodgame Studios.
”Our ability to scale this game in a highly competitive market, combined with high quality updates for our players have resulted in significant revenue growth per quarter”. “This update is huge for our growing BIG FARM Mobile community of 7.5 million players!” says Simon Andrews, who heads the studio responsible for developing the game. “I know our players will love the new Café & Store as it will give them even more opportunity to run their business and grow their farm”.
BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest’s big update will be supported globally by Google Play and will be accompanied by a major TV advertising campaign across 30 channels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition Goodgame has partnered with inSocial Media and Germany’s most famous and influential YouTube superstar ‘Bibi’, from Bibi’s Beauty Palace, who will be sharing and enjoying the Big Farm: Mobile Harvest update with her 5 million followers.
Goodgame Studios proudly announces that the recent release of the mobile version of browser hit, ‘Big Farm’, has been the best game launch the company has ever experienced. Even though it has only been available globally for three weeks, 2 million players have already installed ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’ on their phone. And even more importantly, people are really enjoying the gaming experience. “In terms of both play and pay activity, these are the highest numbers we’ve ever seen from a game in our entire history.” says Kai Wawrzinek, founder and CEO of Goodgame Studios.
Instantly loved by players worldwide
After only three weeks, millions of players from 234 countries joined the game to build and manage their own farm and team up in cooperatives to help each other as best as they can. Since ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’ has lots of cooperative features, thus a big and vibrant community is a key to success. “We are very happy to see that so many players have fallen in love with the game already. The team will regularly add more content to the game to provide our farmers with exciting events and tasks,” said Head of Studio Simon Andrews, whose team is responsible for ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’.
Eagerly awaited success after a hard time
The successful launch of ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’ is a very important milestone for Goodgame, following many failed launches in the recent years. The new company strategy established at the beginning of the year is already coming to fruition. “After having managed to stabilize our live game revenues, ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’ now offers a high chance of solid growth again.” says Kai Wawrzinek, CEO and founder of the company. “I’m especially delighted for our employees, who have all worked hard to achieve this milestone. They deserve the success and I want to thank everybody who stayed with us to contribute to this great turnaround.”
Next big launch early 2018
There’s not much time to celebrate. The next new title, ‘Empire: Millennium Wars’, is expected to go live as soon as early 2018, and in terms of complex features, it will be even larger than ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’. “There’s still a lot to do, but the team is on track to meet the timeline.” says Head of Studio, Simon Andrews. “With the tailwind from this year’s turnaround, I see plenty of chance for us to bring another successful game onto the market.”
With more than 50 million registered players ‘Big Farm’ is one of the most successful farm simulation games worldwide. Its creators Goodgame Studios, Germany’s most successful game app developers, are now releasing a mobile version of the game onto the market. ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’ is optimized for mobile gaming behavior and therefore a completely new, independent game. The player inherits an old farm, and with a little economic skill and hard work, the farm can be turned back into a flourishing business once again.
Apple, Google and Amazon already love it
‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’ is now available to players worldwide, on iOS, Android and Amazon devices. “The overwhelmingly positive feedback from test users gives us high hopes for the mobile version of ‘Big Farm’.” says Head of Studio, Simon Andrews, whose team created ‘Big Farm. Mobile Harvest’, “After all the effort we’ve put into it I’m convinced people will love the mobile ‘Big Farm’ as well.” At least Apple, Google and Amazon already do, as they’ve all decided to feature the game on their stores over the coming weeks.
Its successful sister browser game, ‘Big Farm’, provided a template for the mobile version. The game’s unique cartoon style and basic mechanics have been carried over. But a lot of functions from the browser version have been adapted or even completely changed to deliver the best mobile experience possible.
Not just another farm game
‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’ is mostly about economic skill. Crops can be harvested and turned into animal food in the mill, animals and other products can be sold at the organic market, and fertilizer for the orchards can be gained from dung. Of course, to do all that takes some manpower, which on the one hand requires living space, and on the other requires pleasant working conditions for the staff; unhappy workers perform worse and thus production costs increase. Careful planning is necessary to manage everything you need to take into account.
To help the player pave the road to success, Tessa, Benny, and their friends are there to give the player hints and tips, as is the player community. ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’ players also have the chance to form cooperatives. This allows players to meet farmers all over the world, share strategic tips with them, and even send cooperative members loyalty points, which can be exchanged for farm items in the cooperative loyalty shop.
Lots of content and events right from the start
A harvest year is full of exciting challenges. Every week sees the start of a fun new event. It could be organizing the Fairy Tale Festival, taking a tour through the Big Farm estate, or even planning a gruesome Halloween party.
Cultivating crops, selling handmade goods to prove their business acumen, caring for animals, and making sure that workers are happy: players can expect all this as well as exciting events and quests when they play ‘Big Farm: Mobile Harvest’.