We've all heard the story many times now: talented game developers leave their corporate jobs to strike out on their own, turning to Kickstarter in the process. So what makes The Flame in the Flood stand out? Something about BioShock's art director making a modern fancified version of The Oregon Trail, if you ask me.
The Oregon Trail is a game with a blunt message: you will all die. Repeatedly. Educational, perhaps, but also bleak. It could do with a little lightening up.
Check out this cool article at Mental Floss about humble origins of Oregon Trail, which would go on to become the greatest dysentery and river-fording simulator of all time.
Today's xkcd comic is...huge. Enormous. Seriously, the thing goes on for pages. It must have taken creator Randall Munroe forever to draw it all out.
Ryan Wiemeyer gets asked the same question all the time, so basically before you can ask it, he's answering it: Yes, you can die from dysentery in Organ Trail, his indie team's zombie version of the classic old-school educational game Oregon Trail.
You have died of dysentery.
The May 30 launch of an "Oregon Trail" expansion pack in the popular Facebook game Frontierville has caught notice of the company holding the copyright to the edutainment classic, and it has sued to put a stop to the plans of Frontierville maker Zynga.
An unwise choice, but something tells me all the numbers end with dysentery. Humorous sign posted on a Los Angeles street corner. As seen on Pleated Jeans.
Going away present for a family member moving to Oregon. Presumably no rivers need fording. Seen via Reddit.
This trailer, allegedly for a movie based on everyone's favorite edutainment game Oregon Trail, is so well done I honestly triple-checked to make sure the movie wasn't really being filmed.
Reader Bill emailed us earlier this week, asking if we would like to post some of his drawings. "Sure would", we replied, because they're great.
Masters of the Ville Zynga are making a move into Oregon Trail territory with FrontierVille, the latest social game to devour the time and productivity of people the world over.
I would have played Oregon Trail WAY more if it featured this sort of hunting massacre.
I usually try to wrap up Saturdays with some laughs so, here's this and two other funny pics I found through the week. On their own, maybe not worth a post but together, hey, it's the weekend, so here's a funnies page for you to spread on the living room floor. Remember, if you're a Madden gamer and want in on the KFC…