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Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 01/26/2011

GAME ANIMATION: Oregon Trail, Carmen Sandiego to make FACEBOOK debuts

By Michael Cavna

If the lawyered-up Winklevoss twins wanted to see some real money from Facebook, they'd stop dragging Mark Zuckerberg into court and start doing something really lucrative.

Two words, Winklevi, just two words: "Game animation."

Role-playing simulation-animation games are big business, natch, but now the stakes are raised: Blue Fang Games' Darius Kazemi says on his blog that two games are due to debut soon on Facebook.

According to Kazemi, "Oregon Trail" will go live Feb. 2 on the Is-it-worth-$50-billion-or-not?, Zuckerberg-hackable social-networking behemoth that is Facebook.

And the game "Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? will go live one week later on the very same FarmVille-lovin', hogs-and-mobsters site, the blog says.

ACME agents or westward-ho death-by-dysentery: We're not quite sure which is more addictively V.I.L.E.

The two educational games are a joint production of developer Blue Fang and the Learning Company, which will publish them. The first "Carmen Sandiego" software game dates back to the mid-'80s and the Apple II. "The Oregon Trail" dates way back to the early '70s and Steve Jobs's sweet sixteen.

"I loved both of these games as a kid ..., " Kazemi writes, "and one of the main reasons I took the job at Blue Fang was to get a chance to work on these awesome titles."



By Michael Cavna  | January 26, 2011; 10:45 PM ET
Categories:  Geek Buzz, The Animation  | Tags:  Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail  
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Posted by: kennedye | January 27, 2011 10:41 AM | Report abuse

No Rockapella?

Posted by: fairfaxvoter1 | January 27, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse

No Rockapella?

Posted by: fairfaxvoter1 | January 27, 2011 10:51 AM | Report abuse

My Review of Facebook's New Game: The Oregon Trail:

Posted by: MNC3333 | February 2, 2011 10:55 PM | Report abuse

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