No, Ryelly: Dead Island Devs Announce Pure Farming

Hope you've been saving your plasma gun ammo for this boss battle!

Techland, the Polish studio behind high-action first-person shooters including Dead Island, Call of Juarez, and Dying Light, have announced they’re making a farming simulator. Pure Farming 17: The Simulator [official site] will be a serious farm ’em up, no zombies or nothing as far as I know. Though I do believe that techno-organic monster teased in the announcement trailer, as shown ↑ up top, may be the final boss.

Pure Farming 17: The Simulator is being made with Ice Flames, a Polish studio I can’t say I’ve heard of before. I suspect it’s more an Ice Flames project than a Techland one – though we’re not sure what Techland are working on. Techland aren’t saying or showing much before Pure Faming’s big reveal at Gamescom, which starts on August 17th, but here are some teasing words from producer Kornel Jaskula:

“We realize there are a lot of farming sims out there already, but the more we looked the more we realized they all seemed to fall short on certain features or ideas that are actually integral in real farming. And the fans have been saying this for years, telling developers what they would love to see included. With Pure Farming, we’re aiming to be the ones who deliver on what has been missing all these years.”

I’d like to see farming simulators with dry stone walling, lambing, homebrewing, and long walks on frosty mornings. I’m sure that’s what they’re talking about.

I am interested in a farming sim being made by (or with) a studio who have some experience in making big shiny games. The big games in the genre have that smack of, ah y’know, janky budget software you’d find on a carousel near the checkout at Electronics Boutique. Where’s the Arma of farming sims? Heck, where’s the Call of Juarez: Gunslinger?


  1. Jiskra says:

    ARMA farming sim sounds like great idea

  2. Reapy says:

    Sort of interesting to see what a company that has artists/modelers that can put out AAA stuff will do with a simulation game. Color me somewhat interested.

  3. geldonyetich says:

    This game really ought to bring in the green for them.

  4. fish99 says:

    Says Techland Publishing so they might not be developing it.

  5. faircall says:

    I hope it works out for them, looks like they’re betting the farm on this.

  6. maphisto2000 says:

    That’s some filthy tractor porn right there!

  7. Tyrric says:

    I hope they get some licensed songs for this.

  8. KastaRules says:

    You had me at “Landini” !!!

  9. Conan4Life says:

    So not Hellraid?

  10. DelrueOfDetroit says:

    Buddy you’re a farm boy make a big noise
    Playin’ in the fields gonna be a big man some day
    You got mud on yo’ face
    You big disgrace
    Waterin’ your can all over the place
    We will we will farm you
    We will we will farm you

  11. buedi says:

    It would be nice to finally see a Farming “Simulator” which has a focus on being a Simulator in terms of Simulating the core of the game. I mean the machines, crops, soil etc.
    Tractors which have more than one gear, soil you have to treat like soil and behaves like soil. The other Farming Simulator (which I played and bought in the 2013 edition and played for 120 hours until I got bored) out there never made an improvement in those areas which made me not buying and of its successors.

    I hope they focus on the simulation part and until we know what they bring us, call me interested :-)