Oregon Trail software heads for the iPhone


Oregon Trail, the educational computer game that practically raised a generation of American youth thanks to its availability in grade-school computer labs, appears to be making a return on the iPhone, reports the Los Angeles Times. Video game web site IGN has posted a handful of screen shots of the game–and little other information. The graphics appear very similar to developer Gameloft’s other mobile versions of the program. If you haven’t heard of Oregon Trail, you probably weren’t attending or working at a public school in the late ’80s or the ’90s. The "edutainment" software had players name a group of nomads to travel on the Oregon Trail in hopes of finding salvation–as well as learning a bit of history and geography in the process…

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