The Oregon Trail is a series of educational computer games. The first game was originally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) in 1974. The original game was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. The player assumes the role of a wagon leader guiding a party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Willamette Valley via a covered wagon in 1848.
An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain (1941, Jorge Luis Borges)
Precursor, Branching Narrative
Considered by some as the original inspiration for the gamebook, An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain features an author whose novel is a three-part story containing two branch points, with nine possible endings.
This VR work transports participants into the Chihuahuan Desert. There, they join a caravan of migrants being led by a coyote across the U.S. border, leading to a dangerous but commonplace encounter with the U.S. Border Patrol.
Pokemon Go is an Augmented Reality Game. It uses the mobile device GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures called Pokemon which appears if they are in the player's real-world location.