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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Organ Trail: 80s Nostalgia, Zombies And Portland Elitism

Posted by Earnest "Nex" Cavalli on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Highbrow. As Always.

Courtesy the least date-rape-prone member of the Gawker empire, io9, comes Organ Trail, a neo-retro rejiggering of The Oregon Trail focused on the zombie apocalypse.

Recipe? Take the Apple II-style graphics of The Oregon Trail, replace the 1800s climes with a modern, yet undead-pocked landscape, and task players with traveling from D.C. to Portland. Result? A browser game that couldn't possibly be more aimed at our audience if it included pictures of Chris Dudley being assaulted by adorable, twee kittens.

As with its inspiration, the entire thing is a pretty quick play, but that's just about right for a bored Saturday afternoon. Enjoy: The Organ Trail.

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