updated 08:10 am EDT, Wed July 27, 2005
New \'John Deere\' games
, a division of Destineer Publishing, is partnering with Gabriel Interactive to offer two new John Deere games. Bold Games' new Welcome to Merriweather Farm game shows Johnny Tractor and his friends plowing, harvesting, and taking care of the animals on the farm, while Busy Days in Deerfield Valley features Danny Dozer, Barney Backhoe and friends hard at work digging, lifting, and helping out around town. The games are based on the Welcome to Merriweather Farm and Busy Days in Deerfield Valley books created and produced by Parachute Publishing. Both games are scheduled for release in September for $20 each.
"Merriweather Farm and Deerfield Valley have all the John Deere characters and farming equipment kids love," said Paul Rinde, Chief Executive Officer of Bold Games. "These games help young players develop problem-solving and recognition skills, as they familiarize themselves with the world around them via a fun and interactive way."
Welcome to Merriweather Farm features Johnny Tractor, Allie Gator, and Corey Combine, and offers an abundance of interactive opportunities. Children and their parents can help plow the field, explore the barn, plant the garden, harvest crops, and bring their goods to the market.
Busy Days in Deerfield Valley challenges kids with a host of fun adventures and assembles the same popular group of characters from the John Deere children's book series. Whether helping Barney Backhoe fix the bridge, building a library with Luke Loader, or helping Danny Dozer find his way back to town, players will enjoy the wide array of scenarios over and over again.
"We are delighted to be working with Bold Games to bring our exciting John Deere characters and stories to life through an interactive format for lots of learning fun!" said Susan Knopf, Senior Vice President of Parachute Publishing.
Expected to ship this September, both Welcome to Merriweather Farm and Busy Days in Deerfield Valley will be distributed by Cokem International.