THE OREGON TRAIL: AMERICAN SETTLER
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER Gameloft Kiev
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, which included new 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 (usually holiday-related).