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.
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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.
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.
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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:
Marco Bertolini, Yasmine Kasbi, and Simon Bachelier
Ulrich Tausend, Alexander Forestier, and Jan “dkh” Simon
Cristian Selman and
Ricardo Pereira Filho, Rodrigo Dias, and
Murat Dursun and
Shirley Chu and
David Rentai Choi