Here on our 3rd World Farmer Presskit page we’ve gathered the resources usually requested by journalists and bloggers who want to spread the news about the game.

You’ll find facts, contact info, selected media articles in many languages, logos, graphics and game screenshots that you are welcome to download and use in your story.

If you need anything else, or would like to send us a link to your finished story, please let us know.


Factsheet

Developer:
3rdWorldFarmer Team
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

First Prototype Released:
Spring 2005

Latest Game Version Released:
2019

Website:
https://3rdworldfarmer.org

Press / Business Contact:
contact@3rdworldfarmer.org

Social Media:
facebook.com/3rdworldfarmer
twitter.com/3rdworldfarmer

Description

3rd World Farmer is an experiment in the serious games genre. It’s a free, online farm management game that simulates some of the real-world mechanisms that cause and sustain poverty in developing countries.

In the game, the player gets to manage an African farm and is soon confronted with the difficult choices that poverty and conflict can cause.

History

The first prototype of the game was developed as a students’ project at the IT-University in Copenhagen, Spring 2005.

There have been numerous releases since then, featuring updates to the content and the addition of new language versions.

Videos & Images + zips

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Logo & Icon

Download logo files as .zip (79kb)

3rd World Farmer Logo
3rd World Farmer App Icon

Selected Articles

Articles in English:

“3rd World Farmer – One bad year” by Joe Blancato, Escapist Magazine, 2006:

“3rd World Farmer” by Jinny Gudmundsen, Tech With Kids, 2007:

“Games of Conscience – Attack of the PC Gamers”, The First Post, UK, 2006:

“Video Games Seek to Build Your Social Awareness” by Chuck McCutcheon, Newhouse News Service, USA Today, 2006.

“3rd World Farmer Game Explores Poverty in Africa” by Andrew Eisen, GamePolitics livejournal, 2006.

Articles in other languages:

“3rd World Farmer: Il videogioco che simula la fame nel terzo mondo” by Ivan Fulco, La Stampa (IT), 2006:

“シリアスゲーム「3rd World Farmer」の“面白さ”を あらためて見る” by Toshioka Masatoshi, 4Gamer.net, 2007:

“3rdworldfarmer เกมปลูกผักประเทศโลกที่สามเมื่อชีวิตจริงไม่ได้ง่ายอย่างที่ฝันไว้” by AZM, Notebookspec.com (TH), 2016;

“Top Banana, Indie Games Remix,” by Paolo Branca, Digicult.it, 2006:

“當善意成為一種惡──人道救援的雙面刃,” by Zhang Xiangyi, crossing.cw.com.tw, 2017:

Current Team

Project Lead:
Frederik Hermund

Translations:

French:
Marco Bertolini, Yasmine Kasbi, and Simon Bachelier

German:
Ulrich Tausend, Alexander Forestier, and Jan “dkh” Simon

Spanish:
Cristian Selman and
Jaume Carrascosa

Italian:
Synthesis.it 

Brazilian Portuguese:
Ricardo Pereira Filho, Rodrigo Dias, and
Thiago Gabetto

Czech:
Martin Truhelka

Hungarian:
Adam Steer 

Turkish:
Murat Dursun and
Sarin Taşhan

Chinese:
Shirley Chu and
David Rentai Choi

Contact

Inquiries:
contact@3rdworldfarmer.org

Facebook:
https://facebook.com/3rdworldfarmer

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/3rdworldfarmer

Web:
https://3rdworldfarmer.org