The Farming simulator 2015 is a simulation game series of independent software developer Giants. The first part of the series was the Farming Simulator 2008. Other versions were released in 2009 (Gold Edition), 2011 (Platinum Edition), 2012 (Mobile) and 2013 (Titanium Edition). The game reached a high popularity and became one of the best-selling computer games in Germany. Even in France or England, it enjoyed some popularity. It is made by the game developers Giants Software, located in Schlieren, Switzerland. The Farming Simulator 2011 sold over a million copies.
The game has two different game modes: entertaining missions and unlimited career mode. The missions here assume the role of the tutorial, during which the player can familiarize themselves with the gameplay, the equipment and the activities and first impressions wins. Typical mission targets are, for example, processing a predetermined area with an agricultural implement or a predetermined distance on the retraction time.
The aim of the career mode is to rise through the management fields to a modern and successful farmer. Initially, the player starts on a farm with a few very small machines, which can be replaced during the game with the profits made from larger machines. An economic system influences the prices obtained for the harvest. A simple weather simulation and a day-night cycle also require a bit of planning when and what activities can be carried out. The machines have refueled with fuel and the devices are filled with content such. As seed. The character, however, must, as usual in simulations cannot be supplied.
Since the 2011 version also animals such as cows are included, came into the 2013-er version then the cows or sheep and chickens which will only serve to harvest as another source of income. In addition, more income can be generated by the production of electricity. For this, the players are many buildings such as free floating solar power plants and wind turbines available. It is also possible to operate a biogas plant as well as greenhouses and apiaries. With the release of 15′ version the forestry is integrated in the game. One of the most significant options is adding custom modifications of Farming simulator 2015 mods equipment that helps you get closer and closer to real life.