Serious Game Classification

The Oregon Trail John Hoffmann / Anthony Stone / Pablo Jara Meza / MECC (U.S.A.), MECC / Broderbund / The Learning Company (U.S.A.), 1971 Play it Now !

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Classification

RETRO SERIOUS GAME
(Edugame)

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Purpose

Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting

Market

This title is used by the following domains:
  • Education

Audience

This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16 / 17-25
Students

Gameplay

The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Similar games


The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail is an educational computer game developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by MECC in 1974. The game was inspired by the real-life Oregon Trail and was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the trail. The player assumes the role of a wagon leader guiding his party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Willamette Valley by way of the Oregon Trail via a Conestoga wagon in 1848. [source:wikipedia]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Apple II - Atari 800 - Macintosh - PC (Dos) - PC (Windows)

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