Gameloft, a leader in the development and publication of video games, and HarperCollins Productions are thrilled to announce an exciting new update to the smash hit, 2021’s most downloaded Apple Arcade game, The Oregon Trail, integrating Apple’s Health App and launching The Oregon Trail: StepTracker Apple Watch app. In accordance with the theme of “The Oregon Trail – In Real Life,” players can now use their iPhone or Apple Watch to experience the actual Oregon Trail steps in their daily lives.
In a first-of-its-kind experience, players can load The Oregon Trail onto Apple Arcade and transform their daily walks, jogs, or wheelchair pushes into a digital westward journey across the United States. With the brand-new The Oregon Trail: StepTracker app for Apple Watch, players can set their own pace, walking, running, or wheeling according to their daily routines.
In addition to a simple step counter, players will find digital representations of actual locations, statistics and progress data, daily summaries, avatar customization, in-game rewards, and more. Players can walk the entire 2,000-mile Oregon Trail, which features five journey legs, 64 locations, seven forts, 15 river crossings, and eight pony express stations, so there is a great deal to see as they “journey” along the trail. The impressive visuals of The Oregon Trail are also prominent, allowing players to observe the animated environments change as they travel from Independence to Oregon. It would take players over a year to complete this epic journey if they walked 10,000 steps per day.
“By integrating Apple Health, we can confidently assert that the original walking simulator is now a method for players to follow The Oregon Trail’s path with their own steps. David MacMinn, Game Manager of Gameloft Brisbane, remarked, “We think it’s a fantastic way for people to learn more about those who made this journey while also improving their own health and fitness.”