Hamburg, May 31 st 2013. The browser game Goodgame Big Farm was only released in fall 2012 and the title adopts its own strategy for the competitive free farm games market. Instead of micro-management and click fests, it focuses on strategy, a consistent plot line and competition, either alone or together with other players. The approach of the Hamburg based developer Goodgame Studios has proven fruitful, and the ten millionth player was recently welcomed to the game.
“Reaching over ten million players in just over half a year – many outsiders didn’t think Goodgame Big Farm was capable of doing that,” says Dr. Christian Wawrzinek, as COO also responsible for game development at Goodgame Studios. “We were certain of the game’s potential ourselves, as it had been developed by a talented and very experienced team. So we are very happy to have reached this milestone so quickly, but we are not surprised.”
The regular and extensive updates that have accompanied the game since its launch are a key factor in Goodgame Big Farm’s success. For example, the beginning of the year saw the introduction of second and third farms as additions to the main farms, where players can plant a broad variety of crops and produce products. The latest update has also implemented themed events, which take players on big adventures where they complete a broad variety of tasks, ensuring Goodgame Big Farm keeps offering fresh challenges for everyone, fans and new players alike.
About Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios in Hamburg is Europe’s fastest-growing game company. Founded in 2009, the developer and publisher of online and mobile games has since grown to comprise more than 450 staff. Over 131 million registered users worldwide play these social games online. This rapid growth has been recognized with numerous awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. The game Goodgame Empire received both the “European Games Award” and the “BÄM! Award” in 2012. Goodgame Studios won three “MMO of the Year 2013” Audience Awards in the categories “Best Portal”, “Best Strategy Browser MMO” and “Best Casual Browser MMO”. Goodgame Studios wants to expand the number of employees to 800 by the end of 2013 in order to continue this success story.