3rd World Farmer lets you play out the hard life of a farmer in a developing country with droughts, disease, poverty, corruption and war. It is a fairly serious simulation that sketches some of the hardships and dilemma from the farmer's perspective. Your goal is to escape poverty by building infrastructure, communications, a school, a health clinic, political representation and insurance, while managing your farm and your family. The game can sometimes be randomly and unfairly easy or hard, so don't give up after one try. The game also has some humorous elements, such as raising elephants for livestock, so don't take everything too seriously. If you feel like learning more about the developing world or donating some time or money to a charity after playing the game, visit us at the official 3rd World Farmer site (www.3rdworldfarmer.com), where we have a list of relief agencies and organizations you can get involved with.
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