In African Farmer you are responsible for managing a household and small farm in an African village.
You have some land and the labour resources of your household. You start the game with some cash and your household’s food requirements are covered for the first year. With these limited resources must:
- Decide what to grow in the fields.
- Buy seeds, fertilizer and other goods and services from the market.
- Watch out for bad weather, crop diseases and other chance events.
- Choose your family’s diet and look after their health and education.
As the seasons change, you can see the results of your decisions and adapt your strategy.
Version 2.0 Released
A new release of the game is now available for download. Version 2.0 is a major revision of the single player game. The user interface has been extensively reworked – a player control dashboard has been added, screens redesigned and interaction changed to drag and drop throughout. There is array of new features and functionality in the game, with a settings screen allowing game options and the difficulty level to be set, giving players a markedly improved gameplay experience.
- 25-05-16: version 2.0.1 released – see Release Notes for details.
The single player game can be played on any computer with the latest version of Adobe AIR installed. This can be downloaded from the Adobe website. When Adobe AIR is installed, download and install the game:
The video tutorials can also be viewed online if the Game Only installation is selected.
Single Player Guide (3.5 MB): a comprehensive guide for players covering the user interface, game flow, game features and options.
Getting Started (1 MB): a 4-page printable overview of the main screens, game flow, tasks and game options.
Educator Guide (1 MB): an introduction to the game for educators which includes guidance on running a game workshop.
Video Tutorials: a series of short videos introducing key aspects of the game.
Release Notes (0.5 MB): a list of the changes and bug fixes introduced with this release.
An interactive overview of the game. Click on the Contents menu (slide 4) to browse the slideshow.
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