First Wall Rebate #018: Wagons West on The Oregon Trail

In Episode 018 of our First Wall Rebate podcast Shane, Shawn and I talk about Gameloft’s reincarnation of an old favorite, The Oregon Trail. This game was instrumental in shaping how we understand not only educational games, but also games in general. We talk about input methods, the trajectory of educational games, and where the original and current versions of this title fit in.

We’re delighted to report that none of us developed dysentery, which is always a win no matter the circumstances. As for poor Maya…well, we buried her just a few clicks west of Chimney Rock. And you know, that’s exactly the way she would have wanted it.


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