3rd world farmer

While searching for social simulation games similar to the ones that we played I discovered 3rd world farmer.  I played the game for a little bit and soon discovered the point of the game; to lose.  Even if you are great at playing this particular game you will eventually lose some way or another.  It wasn’t a pleasant game to play either there are decisions that you make that may kill one family member of all of them.  It is extremely frustrating game that tries to put you in the shoes of a poor farming family.  That being said I don’t exactly agree with the methods of the designers.  I think that they are victimizing a faceless family that lives in some generic third world country.  While the intent was good I still think the generalizations made in the game take away from the message because not all third world countries are like the game depiction.