Oregon Trail Anniversary Celebrated With Original Soundtrack Release

This music release celebrates the 50th anniversary of the game’s release

The Oregon Trail was one of those games that kids of the ’80s and’ 90s might remember on their school computers. This involved starting from the starting point all the way to Oregon with at least one member of the group alive, where it was far too possible for the members to die of starvation, broken legs and dysentery. It’s a surprise (and, for some, a reminder of their age) to know that 50 years have passed since the release of the Oregon Trail. It was December 3, 1971, in fact.

More surprisingly, the Oregon Trail has seen a resurgence. Thanks to Apple Arcade, The Oregon Trail was released in April 2021 from Gameloft and HarperCollins Productions, and has had about four updates since its release. Today, to celebrate the half-century anniversary, Gamesloft and Decca Records released Oregon Trail: Music from the Gamesloft Soundtrack. This is the first official musical version of the game by Gamesloft. This follows Gameloft’s release of a more general musical soundtrack in November 2021 of Best Scores: Music by Gameloft Games.

The soundtrack of the music was designed by Nicolas Dubé, an award-winning composer. But more interestingly, Gamesloft had worked with Native American scholars to ensure the correct tone and instrumentation to ensure they correctly highlight the correct sound for the stories that showcase the Native people in the game.

There are 15 tracks to listen to, and Dubé was happy to comment on the soundtrack release. “It’s a joy to see this soundtrack, so players can experience The Oregon Trail even if they haven’t played the game.” Dubé added: “We really wanted to create something that evokes the adventure of the trail, the pain of struggles and hardships, as well as the joy and exhilaration of successfully reaching Oregon or fording a river or taking care of. your group. This soundtrack is something we’re really proud of, “

This might be something to check out, especially if you want to remember those Oregon Trail days if only for nostalgia, not for the puzzlement and frustration of childhood.


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