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The Oregon Trail (DOS)

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Trivia

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

The Oregon Trail appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by Octopus Books (ISBN 978-184403-681-3).

Development

From the manual:

The forerunner of The Oregon Trail was the original Oregon program designed by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) and released on the MECC Time Share System in 1975. Adaptations for microcomputers and subsequent revisions were released in 1981, 1983, and 1985. The most recent major revision, upon which this IBM/Tandy version is based, was created by a MECC design team that included Tim Anderson, Philip Bouchard, Charolyn Kapplinger, Shirley Keran, John Krenz, Roger Shimada, Steve Splinter, and Bill Way. This IBM/Tandy version was created by Charolyn Kapplinger, Ed Gratz, Mark Paquette, Larry Phenow, and Julie Redland.

History

The original The Oregon Trail was a teletype version was co-developed by Paul Dillenberger, Bill Heinemann, and Don Rawitsch and first publicly shown in Rawitsch's history class at Carleton college in December 3, 1971. Rawitsch then took the game to his new job at MECC.

Contributed by Peter Hall (126) on Jan 13, 2000. [revised by : Hello X) (10990), Indra is here (19703) and Patrick Bregger (111431)]. -- edit trivia