Everyone loved the game. They'd line the rows up, and set the little machines down, control the timing of the water and the mixture of the nutrients, and try compensating for different weather patterns. It was truly satisfying to out-score your friends.
It was fun even for people who didn't like games. There was a sense of real accomplishment when you did well. You were ending hunger!
There were problems. There always would be. But if you were the one who caused a world-wide shortage of tomatoes? Everyone knew about it and you heard about it endlessly. Even the technical glitches were embarrassing. Who wants to water an office complex with 500,000 gallons of water?
Of course, everyone thought it was great when the organic fertilizer was spread at the court house staff-and-lawyers parking lot. Maybe glitches weren't so bad after all.