"Oh, the life of the 19th century pioneer. Hunting bison in prairies. Fording a river only to have your oxen die. Dying of dysentery. These memories wouldn't be so fond if they weren't attached to the now iconic "edutainment" game The Oregon Trail.
Popularized in the 80s and early 90s, and released across a slew of different platforms, it's a title that lives near and dear in the hearts of gamers (and non-gamers) everywhere.
Gameloft is set to revitalize the franchise this year with its iPhone/iPod Touch version of The Oregon Trail, hitting the Apple iTunes Store over the next week. I had a chance to visit Gameloft's Midtown Manhattan offices to check the game out, and no, I didn't get dysentery. At least not that I know of."