Tracey John

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THE OREGON TRAIL: AMERICAN SETTLER

Continuing a classic license by going beyond the trail.

PLATFORM iOS/Android

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER Gameloft (Kharkiv)

ROLE Narrative Designer

Based on the classic license from The Learning Company, The Oregon Trail: American Settler is a tycoon game that takes players beyond the trail and has them creating a new town of their own. 

 
 
 

CHALLENGE: FOLLOWING THE TRAIL SET BEFORE ME

The Oregon Trail: American Settler had already been released, and I was responsible for all subsequent content updates and live op events, which included adding new storylines, items, and quests. This included staying true to the writing style, characters, and storylines already established in the game; this also meant continuing to write in the pseudo-Southern drawl with which the characters spoke (no easy feat!).  I also continued to develop the characters' backstories as they fit with the new themed, monthly content.