Monday, October 19, 2020

Trailheads: The Oregon Trail's Origins Documentary

GIKyleHilliard's Reddit post mentioned an over 23 minutes YouTube video showing "Trailheads: The Oregon Trail's Origins Documentary -- With the first documentary from MinnMax, we travel back to 1971 to tell the surprising story of how a college project from Bill Heinemann, Paul Dillenberger, and Don Rawitsch was donated to the state of Minnesota and its organization MECC and went on to become one of the most celebrated games of all time. A lot of us only know The Oregon Trail gameplay from the Apple II, but its true groundbreaking origins go back so much earlier..."

This classical edutainment software is playable on Apple //jse and Virtual Apple 2/][.

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