Thursday, April 14, 2005

Oregon Trail Online

For anyone who doubts that even the most rudimentary of educational games can have a profound impact on someone, be sure to check out Oregon Trail Online, which is a fan game recalling the oddly entertaining 1988 educational game "Oregon Trail." The game only incorporates the one violent part of the game (namely, blasting the hapless wildlife) and some small related parts (trading animal carcasses for more supplies, namely, more bullets to blast hapless wildlife with), but obviously, the game stayed with the authors for the intervening 17 years. It's just too bad they didn't try to recreate the best part.


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