3rd World Farmer
Illustrates the plight of poor farmers in impoverished countries.
3rd World Farmer touches on many subjects related to world hunger and poverty, such as corruption, trade barriers, armed conflict, lack of education, sanitation, infrastructure and economic stability. These factors are brought into play through an intuitive and easy-to-play simulation, where the player makes choices primarily about crop types, livestock, tools, and structures for his farm, as well as managing the family members’ health, education, marriages and jobs. The highly playable model, where the player only slowly becomes aware of the perilous situation and his increasingly desperate options, has made the game popular with both casual game players and educators who use the simulation in class.