3rd World Farmer: Modern Day “Oregon Trail”

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November 24, 2012 by axelordz

Here’s an interesting game I stumbled upon. I think it would really resonate with our material considering we last discussed the “goodness”/”badness” of video games. Can video games be considered “good” if they help raise awareness while also informing the public?

It’s kind of like “Oregon Trail” (you even get to name your family members!) in the sense that everything you loved dearly will be ripped from your hands. This game simulates the struggle a 3rd World farmer against warfare, political turmoil, unstable economies, and raging natural disasters. It’s a great simulation and it makes you think (also it’s extremely difficult to win).

Here’s the link: http://www.3rdworldfarmer.com

Also makes you realize how thankful you should be. Hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving!



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