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THE OREGON TRAIL: AMERICAN SETTLER

PLATFORM iOS/Android

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). 

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