FarmCon 20 switches to Live Stream format

May 04, 2020

FarmCon 20 will take place via public Live Stream: Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, GIANTS Software has decided to switch to a streaming format. This way we can ensure the safety of our fans, partners and employees.

All tickets sold will be refunded. Please note, this process may take a while. GIANTS Software does everything to ensure that the refund process via Eventbrite will be carried out as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Open Live Stream for everyone

Instead of the DEUTZ-FAHR Arena, FarmCon 20 will take place via Live Stream on Sunday, July 19th. The location at DEUTZ-FAHR will be reserved for next years FarmCon.. The schedule will be announced as soon as possible. To ensure that fans worldwide can experience digital FarmCon, the Live Stream will probably take place around the afternoon (Central European Time).

The streaming schedule will consist of live moderation, pre-recorded presentations and more. English subtitles will be available where possible. Also, you can get a first glimpse at the all new DLC planned for Farming Simulator 19 later this year!

The FSL finals will not take place at FarmCon 20 as originally intended. Over at fsl.giants-software.com you’ll soon find more information about an updated schedule for the current season.

 

 

FarmCon 20: Announcement about further planning the event

March 16, 2020

In light of the Coronavirus crisis that’s affecting events world wide, many of you asked about the current status of FarmCon 20 that’s scheduled for July 18th to July 19th 2020 at the DEUTZ-FAHR Arena in the Bavarian town of Lauingen.

What’s the current status? (March 16th, 2020)

At the moment, planning continues. That means, we expect FarmCon 20 to take place in summer as planned. This can, however, change in face of new developments in the ongoing crisis. We assure you that FarmCon 20 will only happen if the safety of all attendees and visitors can be guaranteed. To ensure the safety of our employees and all visitors, we’re in steady contact with DEUTZ-FAHR and all of our partners. We’ll update you as soon as we have new information.

What happens if FarmCon gets cancelled?

In case FarmCon can’t take place as planned, we’ll refund all tickets sold. Please mind your expenses for travel and accommodation since incidental cost can arise in case the event gets cancelled. If you book arrival and accomodation now, please check the respective cancellation policies for train tickets, hotel rooms and so on. Tickets to FarmCon 20 are available at Eventbrite.

 

 

First items on the agenda are set!

March 05, 2020

Date and location are already set, just the agenda has to be pinpointed: While you reserve one of the remaining tickets to FarmCon 20 in the Bavarian town of Lauingen on July 18th to 19th, we’re busy planning the program. But now we’re ready to share the first items on the agenda and a little preview on what you can expect this time around.

Get ready to get the first details on the next Farming Simulator game and learn about the sound design. Also modding will be a recurring theme with panels about scripting as well as a Q&A about everything related to mods. Whether you develop modifications yourself or just want to know how it all works and how much work it really is - that and more will be answered on stage by our developers. More info about the agenda to follow!

Sound Design for the next Farming Simulator Game (Stefan Geiger)

Get an acoustic preview to the next Farming Simulator game: Stefan explains on saturday, what’s planned in terms of sound design for the next game in our series. Of course our sound experts are always eager to optimize the acoustic that plays an important role in every video game. From atmospheric nature sounds up to the impressive sound design of big machines.

LUA Scripting (Manuel Leithner)

Got any problems with your scripts? Do you have general questions about scripting? Visit the workshop including a Q&A session focused on the programming language LUA where Manuel will answer your questions. You’ll get helpful and answers right from the expert, of course in a comprehensible manner. The workshop takes place on sunday, July 19th.

Q&A: Everything about modding (Manuel Leithner and Stefan Geiger)

How do I get into modding? How do mods get officially featured on the Modhub? How can I optimize my own mods? Whatever questions about modding arise, our developers will answer. Beginners will learn more about the topic while experts can get some helpful tips and advice for their own creations.

Manuel Leithner

Manuel Leithner is lead gameplay programmer at GIANTS Software and head of the German office in Erlangen. Since he also built and published numerous vehicles with his modding team (SFM) during his computer science studies, he has a good feeling for what is interesting and exciting for newcomers and professionals.

Stefan Geiger

Stefan Geiger is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of GIANTS Software. He received a Master's degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, with a focus on Visual Computing. With his technical expertise he provides detailed insights to the technical background of the Farming Simulator series.
 

 

Sneak Peek: FarmCon at the DEUTZ-FAHR ARENA

February 27, 2020

FarmCon 20 is marked in our calendars for July 17th to July 19th 2020 and tickets are already available. Just before we publish details on the program, we’ll show you a little sneak peek on the location of this years event for modders, developers and fans of Farming Simulator. FarmCon 20 takes place at the DEUTZ-FAHR ARENA this year.

Let’s go to the bavarian town of Lauingen!

This july not only tractors and combine harvesters from the acclaimed manufacturer of agricultural machines will be shown as GIANTS Software will come to the Bavarian town of Lauingen to celebrate the fifth year of FarmCon. On 3,800 m² of floor area there’s plenty of space for all visitors of FarmCon.

Currently we’re planning the program and scheduling in cooperation with DEUTZ-FAHR. You can be assured, there will be plenty to see and to experience. Presentations, Panels and Meet & Greets with the developers of Farming Simulator and of course other fans as well.

Visitor Center featuring a museum, cinema & more

The two-leveled building with the spacious exhibition area includes a DEUTZ-FAHR museum as well as a cinema, a merchandise shop, a cafeteria and different rooms used for various conferences and training programs. You can look forward to seeing how we’ll use some of the areas for FarmCon 20 to offer you various Farming Simulator related program. But for now, take a look at some areas of the arena:

About DEUTZ-FAHR ARENA

The complex was built in only ten months and celebrated its grand opening in 2017. It offers all visitors the chance to get an inside look at the production process at DEUTZ-FAHR. The focus of the visitor center lies on customer loyalty through presentations offering deep insights into the brand values. Another focus is the educational training of european trading companies since the visitor center also hosts a training center for service and sales training programs.

So visitors at the DEUTZ-FAHR ARENA not only learn about the values of the DEUTZ-FAHR brand and the company behind the brand as well as the machines currently manufactured at the site but also about the company history. For example by displaying various company milestones - like the first serial produced tractor by DEUTZ-FAHR, the MTH 222, and famous models from the post-war era.

Get more info about the DEUTZ-FAHR LAND, which combines the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant as well as the visitor center, on the official company website.

 

 

FarmCon is back! Tickets for the 5th annual Farmcon available now

February 19, 2020

It's a small anniversary for us: With FarmCon 20 our community event for modders, players and developers of Farming Simulator returns for the fifth time already. At the same time this years FarmCon marks the big finale of the current season of the Farming Simulator League - with a prize pool consisting of 100.000 Euros. FarmCon 20 takes place from July 18th to July 19th 2020 in the Bavarian town of Lauingen. The venue is provided by our friends and partners at DEUTZ-FAHR in their visitor centre. Tickets are now available.

Panels, Workshops, Meet & Greet and much more

Fans can experience different panels, workshops and meet & greet events to learn more about the technical background of Farming Simulator as well as upcoming novelties and what the active modding community has to offer. The panels will be held primarily in German with English live translations available. The event isn't only a great opportunity to meet other fans and modders but the people of GIANTS as well - so come and meet us to ask your questions! At the merchandise shop you can stock up on various fan items like T-shirts and hoodies, basecaps, keychains, mugs and more!

Grand finale: Farming Simulator League at FarmCon 20

Participants already train for the big season finale of the Farming Simulator League which will reach its climax at FarmCon 20. The best teams of the season come together in Germany, in the idyllic town of Lauingen, to compete for a price pool consisting of 100.000 Euros in total. Experience it live when the finalists face each other! More news about the Farming Simulator League over at fsl.giants-software.com.

Get your tickets to FarmCon now!

Tickets to FarmCon 20 are now available on the ticketing platform Eventbrite. Over there you got the opportunity to buy different kinds of tickets - while stocks last, of course. So be quick! Because, if you’re quick enough to get a limited Early Bird ticket you save yourself some money. Even more limited are our Gold tickets. More info below.

Gold tickets for an exclusive Dinner with the developers

It's an exclusive meet & greet between fans and developers: While all Fans at FarmCon 20 have the chance to meet the developers of Farming Simulator, only fans who got one of the strictly limited gold tickets are invited to an exclusive dinner with GIANTS on Saturday evening. After the event program ends we’ll take the time to dine with you and answer your questions or just casually chat with you. Attendees can look forward to a delicious multi course menu - which alone will be worth the Gold ticket!

Stay tuned - more info soon!

The program schedule and many other information about FarmCon 20 will be posted on our official FarmCon website as well as our social media channels. Of course we’ll surprise you with some other creative ideas at FarmCon - so don’t miss out and meet not only us but a lot of friends, old and new!

 

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