Thursday, January 19, 2012

Organ Trail, your zombie infested alternative to the Oregon Trail

I kind of hate when people say "aren't we over zombies yet?" or "when is the zombie trend going to die?!" You know what people, it's not. Zombies are here to stay. It is with that zombie love in my heart that I took to Organ Trail by The Men Who Wear Many Hats. It's a super fun little in-browser Oregon Trail spoof that does a perfect job of putting an end of the world spin on the classic game.



If you're not familiar with The Oregon Trail, which is entirely possible as I have discovered recently I may be getting older (just a rumor), then you might not entirely enjoy it. I'll admit a lot of the fun has to do with the novelty of having a classic game from childhood redone in such a fashion. Back in my day (cough) it was hard to think of The Oregon Trail as an educational game but I could see how people who have never played before may not be wowed by this iteration. However, if you're into strategy and have some time, I'd say give it a shot.

I sucked a LOT at scavenging for food but I made up for it by being fantastic at trade!

Their Kickstarter campaign was a smashing success, so you can expect to see this game on your phone in the future. To be honest, I would pay a nominal fee if one were required. It's definitely worth it.

These guys clearly love gaming and are having fun creating games. On their website you can even find a flash version of one of the casino games you can play in Pokemon (Zero Flip). So all you poke-gamblers can practice up without the coin loss!

My only disappointment so far is that no one has died of dysentery. Of course, there's always time for that as the wagon rolls on.

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  1. First, I agree with you wholeheartedly that the zombie craze isn't going away anytime soon--and, like you, I'm happy about that :) (That said, I wish a larger percentage of the zombie games being made these days were good ones, rather than mediocre ones, but I digress...) Second, I absolutely LOVE that someone decided to zombie-ify Oregon Trail. So, thank you for pointing this out. I'll give it a go this weekend, if not sooner :)

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    1. Ah, I hear yah there! Not all zombie games or media are built alike. There is some definite crap to wade through to get to the awesome stuff. But it's been my experience that the awesome stuff is always worth it. :)

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