PRESS RELEASE   November 09, 2023

GIANTS Software and John Deere announce farming fun for children


The launch of Farming Simulator Kids will expand the family-friendly gaming universe. The acclaimed Farming Simulator series has always been popular among children, but the publisher and developer GIANTS Software has announced a brand-new game to introduce the next generation to the colourful and fun world of farming and nature. Farming Simulator Kids will be available on Nintendo Switch™ and mobile devices, suitable for all ages, in spring 2024.

Playful Agriculture and a Variety of Mini Games 

With cute aesthetics, Farming Simulator Kids invites young players to live their best farm life. Educating and entertaining them 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.

Education and Entertainment for the Little Ones

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 agricultural machinery 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 food items from produce, or simply chill out in their house, meeting lovable characters to interact with.

Feature Highlights

  • Child-friendly graphics, music and sound effects
  • Character creator with lots of styles and possibilities
  • Multiple locations to explore: from farm to barn, market and more
  • 10+ crops to plant and harvest, 75+ food items, 100+ objects and other items
  • Vehicles and tools by John Deere
  • Domestic and wild animals to befriend and care for
  • Loveable characters and animals to meet
  • Activities such as field tasks, driving vehicles, gardening and making sandwiches 
  • Achievement system and 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 

Press Contact: GIANTS Software Entertainment GmbH

Wolfgang Ebert, PR & Marketing Manager

Nägelsbachstraße 33 • 91052 Erlangen • Germany 

Tel: +49 (0)9131 9279 358 | E-mail:

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

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. 

© 2023 Published and developed by GIANTS Software GmbH. Farming Simulator, GIANTS Software and its logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GIANTS Software GmbH. All manufacturers, agricultural machinery, agricultural equipment, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game in some cases include trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners. The agricultural machines and equipment in this game may be different from the actual machines in shapes, colors and performance. Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo. All other names, trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.