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3rd World Farmer

Screenshot of the videogame:

Name of producer:

Frederik Hermund

Date of production:

2006

Name of Distributor:

IT University de Copenhagen

Technical Requirements:

Internet connection

Type of videogame:

Managerial

Genre of videogame:

Into the genre of Serious Games

Type of game visual:

Third person

DESCRIPTION OF VIDEOGAME
Player:

Single player

Help:

There is a video tutorial and reports during the games

Interaction:
Dialogue with other characters:

Poor0123456Excellent

Driving Vehicles:

Poor0123456Excellent

Explorability of environment:

Poor0123456Excellent

Memory of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Complexity of logic succession of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Number of alternative game paths for solution of events:

Poor0123456Excellent

Game interface:

Presence of floating elements: Archiving of objects
Presence of floating elements: Archiving of texts

Technology foreseen:

3D

THE EDITOR

Is an internal Editor available for the videogame?

No

Is an external Editor available for the videogame:

No

Level of editing:
Minimum Level
(It is possible to change elements which are already present in the game) 
Graphics:

Poor0123456Excellent

Interaction:

Poor0123456Excellent

Medium Level
(It is possible to personalise environments and add/remove elements.) 
Graphics:

Poor0123456Excellent

Interaction:

Poor0123456Excellent

Maximum Level
(It is possible to personalise environments and add/remove elements.) 
Using owner script:

Poor0123456Excellent

External script coding:

Poor0123456Excellent

Availability and location of documentation:

Tutorial

Location:

http://www.technogogy.org.uk/games/farmer.html

2D / 3D License:

Freeware

Where to find it:

http://www.3rdworldfarmer.com/index.html

EVALUATION
Usability potential of this game in an educational context:

Poor0123456Excellent

Explain how the videogame can be used in an educational context:

From the pedagogical point of view, and expressly stated by its creators, the ultimate goal of this simulation is to provoke student reflection on the difficulties still faced by many families in the Third World. The social connotations of the game is also supplemented by the inclusion of basic economic principles, namely, scarcity, choice and opportunity cost.

Evaluator:

Name of Evaluator:

IES Sant Vicent Ferrer - Rafael D. Vendrell Ivars

Role of Evaluator:

Teacher

Country:

Spain

Date of Evaluation:

02/03/2012

Blackboard:

IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra

Es interesante para practicar la resolución de problemas con una serie de recursos limitados. Efectivamente, permite reflexionar sobre los procesos de una granja. Vicent Sala

IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra

It is interesting to practice problem solving with a series of limited resources. Indeed, to reflect on the processes of a farm. Vicent Sala

IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra

Es interesante para practicar la resolución de problemas con una serie de recursos limitados. Efectivamente, permite reflexionar sobre los procesos de una granja. Vicent Sala

IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra IES Doctor Lluis Simarro Lacabra

It is interesting to practice problem solving with a series of limited resources. Indeed, to reflect on the processes of a farm. Vicent Sala