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.
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.
Emily Weiss has a list of surname possibilities next time you’re playing the American educational classic. ‘Somebody has cholera’ does indeed add a new element to the intrigue. [The Hairpin]