The Climate Trail
August 30, 2019 2:46 PM   Subscribe

The Climate Trail is a free multi-platform game about climate refugees fleeing ever worsening conditions after inaction on climate has rendered much of the USA (and the world) uninhabitable. (Win/Mac) - More info
posted by Memo (14 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I don't want spoilers. I'll be playing the game when it goes live in 30 years.
posted by asteria at 2:50 PM on August 30 [17 favorites]

I see their lowest difficultly starts at 4°C of warming and goes up to 6°C.
posted by Mister Cheese at 3:17 PM on August 30 [1 favorite]

I think I just died of dysentery.
posted by heatherlogan at 3:26 PM on August 30 [6 favorites]

Once the giant naked mole rats catch up to you, you'll pray for dysentery.
posted by Halloween Jack at 5:46 PM on August 30 [2 favorites]

The NMRUSes? I don’t believe they exist.
posted by q*ben at 6:12 PM on August 30 [5 favorites]

Can you still start as a banker and just buy food along the way?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:21 PM on August 30

Yikes. I thought my Oregon Trail experience might help me here but I was dead by Chattanooga.
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 7:27 PM on August 30

Playing on 6°C is definitely despair-inducing.
posted by coolname at 9:29 PM on August 30

Rainwater collection seems common, food is the issue in my few tries. Buy as much at the start as you can, their ain't no food on the trail.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:11 AM on August 31

Small point of order, if Canada = good then why not cross the river at Detroit?
posted by Meatbomb at 12:22 AM on August 31 [1 favorite]

Metafilter: I thought my Oregon Trail experience might help me here but I was dead by Chattanooga.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 1:43 AM on August 31

Thank you Memo.

I'm the creator of "The Climate Trail." Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
posted by VideoGameVet at 3:29 PM on August 31 [10 favorites]

The choice of the final destination was mainly to keep the route on I75, also I once visited Sault Ste. Marie as a teen.
posted by VideoGameVet at 3:33 PM on August 31 [1 favorite]

Hints? We got hints.

1. Save some seeds for Malcolm down the road.

2. You can ration harshly, but that will slow you down a bit and will stop healing.

3. Be kind to strangers. They may be able to help you.

4. Pond water is better than dying of thirst, but it's risky.

Good luck.
posted by VideoGameVet at 3:37 PM on August 31 [5 favorites]

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