Why Are We Doing This?
Tiring of endless online debates with Climate Deniers, I've decided the best thing I can do about this issue, besides the personal and political stuff (bike commuting, vegan, donating what I can to candidates who get it) is to apply my game design experience to a climate-apocalypse game (after-all, there are enough zombie games anyway).
Gameplay is based on “The Oregon Trail.” “The Oregon Trail” was extremely successful, selling over 65 million copies, after ten iterations over forty years. It was a hallmark in elementary schools worldwide from the mid-1980s to mid-2000s, as school computers came bundled with the game. In 2016, The Oregon Trail was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
The Climate Trail is a completely free (no ads, no in-app purchases) multi-platform game about climate refugees fleeing ever worsening conditions after inaction on climate has rendered much of the USA (and the world) uninhabitable.
The game combines the adventure and play of the journey north with visual novel elements where characters reveal how and why this climate apocalypse unfolded. The climate has warmed to over 4ºC. We live in a post-apocalyptic world where most people have died and storms and heatwaves remain a constant threat,
We start at a survivor camp in the ruins of the city of Atlanta. Our group decides to make for Canada to escape the horrid conditions they are experiencing