Road Adventures USA is an adventure game in the style of the popular Oregon Trail series, but set as a modern-day road trip across the continental United States. As in Oregon Trail, players choose a travel companion, buy a vehicle, stock up on supplies, budget their money, and chart a course across the country. Along the way they can visit cities and learn about historic sites while stopping to talk with video characters. Additional character interactions take place while shopping at convenience stores, renting rooms for the night, and dining in restaurants.
I worked closely with the producer, writer, multimedia team, several artists, and lead programmers to develop the interface, content and scenic backgrounds for the game.
This was the last product produced in the Minneapolis office before it was shut down by Mattel. The development team and myself stayed through July of 1999 to complete the product, after virtually all other staff had been laid off.
Executive Producer: Mike Palmquist