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Oregon Trail Origins

June 13, 2007


Every now and again I like to post something off the beaten path (pun intended), and today it’s about the story of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium or MECC, developers of what I’d consider a classic game, The Oregon Trail. I don’t know how many of you were able to play this, but along with Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, the Oregon trail was one of the games preinstalled on the Macintoshes we were working with in the 6th grade, and helped introduce me to the world of PC gaming.

If, like me, you tried to lead a ragtag band of pioneers across the wilderness of old America but eventually died of dysentry or bad hunting skills, this article is well worth a read.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2007 7:58 am

    Wow. That game was/is supposed to come to we too.

    Maybe we can make a Intendo pioneer party and see if the Indian lets us drown in the river.

  2. June 13, 2007 12:08 pm

    I love how you got introduced to the world of PC gaming with a game for the Mac II!

  3. Ruben permalink
    June 13, 2007 1:35 pm

    As long as I get to be the banker from Boston!

  4. June 13, 2007 2:18 pm

    Don’t think badly of me when i laugh at Bill drowning.

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