“EMPIRE” and “BIG FARM” are the names of Goodgame Studios’ most successful mobile and browser games with over 340 million registered users. With a turnover of USD 1 billion, the German games forge, Goodgame Studios, is making a return to the top ranks of the gaming industry. This is an achievement “made in Germany” that is also causing a stir in the international gaming world. The two creative minds behind the company – founders and managing directors Dr. Kai and Dr. Christian Wawrzinek – thank their team for this success and they are confident: “EMPIRE and BIG FARM in particular are a remarkable success for Goodgame Studios and we can do more. The gaming industry still has huge potential. For our employees and for us, reaching this milestone is both reason to celebrate and an incentive.”
As the managers of one of Germany’s biggest gaming companies, the Wawrzinek brothers often found themselves in the same position as their players on their way to making a million: seeds that were sown did not always germinate; patience, fighting spirit and lots of strategic skill were necessary. After a phase of enormous growth in 2014 and 2015, they managed with blood, sweat and tears, tough cutbacks and restructuring in 2016, to get Goodgame Studios back on course in 2017. “It was absolutely essential for us to focus again fully on our core brands of EMPIRE and BIG FARM,” says Dr. Christian Wawrzinek. “Only in this way were we able to achieve turnaround, and we are now once again on a course of growth.” The successful launch of the mobile game “BIG FARM: MOBILE HARVEST” underlines this statement. In less than one month, the game has been installed over 2 million times worldwide.
In the fantastic world of BIG FARM, one can only become a successful farmer with business skills, the right strategy and a strong community – and those are the principles to which the team at Goodgame Studios also adhere when it comes to continuing the company’s steep upward curve in the future.
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’.
Goodgame Studios, one of the leading developers of gaming software in Germany, has embellished and expanded its successful simulation game Big Farm. With the new updates for the cooperative village and the expansion of fishing opportunities, Big Farm offers players a completely new area and gives them the opportunity for greater cooperation, thereby satisfying players’ wishes.
Big Farm has once again introduced a seasonal favorite, the popular Easter egg search event. This year, however, the event has expanded and Easter eggs can now be found hiding all over the Big Farm world.
Goodgame Big Farm is currently updating its Cooperative Village. The feature was initially introduced last year and the first playable elements will be released with the upcoming update. At the request of the players, it is now possible for them to work together even more closely. Thus they now have the chance to construct a village together and to donate their own plants and resources to their cooperative. The new update also adds further aspects. There will be opportunities to manufacture building materials in order to build and expand the cooperative village, as well a horse meadow, a village league where they can compete in tasks as a team against other cooperatives, and even a new character. The latter is the adventurer Yarnacle, the twin brother of the well-established character Captain Barnacle. He tells the players many stories about his love, Matilda MacMuffin, and about his exciting voyages to the mysterious volcano island. At the same time, Yarnacle will offer the player great opportunities when they help him with his tasks. But that’s not all; additional features will be added in the coming months, and players can look forward to a new permanent farm, which is planned for the end of summer.
Last year, the integration of fishing gave players a whole new environment and the chance to not only work hard harvesting their farms, but also to take to the water and fish. At the end of the month, this area will be enlarged and extend to the open sea. The player will see several areas they can send their boats to. In the background, they will also see the mysterious volcanic island that they’ve heard so much about in Yarnacle’s tales. Players have the chance to own their very own fleet of vessels, which they can send out fishing. These boats can be upgraded in order to increase performance, and by hiring a crew and having several people on the boat, players will have a better chance of catching newly introduced fish and seafood.
Big Farm is evolving steadily and is more than just a typical farm game. It offers players several different areas to explore and has a variety that satisfies all preferences. We can continue to look forward to new updates and expansions to Goodgame Big Farm in the future.
Exciting tasks and valuable rewards for the players of Goodgame Studios’ successful titles
Goodgame Studios, Germany’s leading developer of gaming software, is welcoming the hot weather with a variety of events in its successful browser titles. For farm enthusiasts and noble castle lords alike fun will be guaranteed during these exciting events. While players of Goodgame Big Farm will be enjoying exciting activities during this summer’s weekends, fans of Goodgame Empire will be challenged in Kala’s contest – for sure there will be plenty of rewards!
Summer festival in Goodgame Big Farm
July 1 marks the first day of summer for Goodgame Big Farm! Players can look forward to a variety of weekend activities and bonuses that will change every week until October.
It pays to stock your barns for the new farm visitors – when players spot them on their farm, they can get really great prices for their products. And since riding under the sun feels so nice, players can occasionally benefit from a horse trainer who will reduce the horseshoe costs and training times of horses. For those who need a break from the hot temperatures, paying a visit to the ice cream truck isn’t only a delicious way to cool down but also great for boosting happiness to the farm – all players have to do is donate a bit of milk and fruit! And if all that isn’t enough, majestic fireworks above the main house let them collect even more dropped items on their farm.
A special edition of the Racing Farmer will keep the players informed on the current events every weekend. On the opening weekend, the farm will welcome the horse trainer and ice cream truck.
Kala’s contest in Goodgame Empire
Starting July 6, Goodgame Empire is all about collecting points, points, and more points! Castle lords can look forward to this exciting, month-long summer event with an Indian flair: Sultan Darsil himself will set up camp in front of the castle and herald in Kala’s contest. During this event, players can complete tasks to collect points. This gives them the chance to acquire valuable rewards such as equipment items, troops, tools, heroes, and decorative items, such as Kala’s pond.
Make your farm even more unique in Goodgame Studios’ hit browser game
Goodgame Studios, Germany’s leading developer of gaming software, released a major update for its successful farm simulation game, Goodgame Big Farm. With the introduction of appearances, the browser game’s more than 40 million registered players now have, for the first time ever, the possibility to change the looks of existing buildings! This will give farms a fresh and much more individual visual style as players will be able to choose from various appearance sets.
Appearances are collected and stored in the inventory. They can either be bought or gained during events. Each building needs to be assigned its own appearance to complete the fresh look. The first available set is “Back to the Roots”, which gives the buildings a very natural and rustic style. More unique appearance sets will follow soon – and they will give farmers even more freedom to build up their dream farms.