We are designing an indie RPG about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It’s like Oregon Trail cranked to 11. AMA!
Hi Reddit! We’re a small team of indie game developers making a different type of RPG called Meriwether. You play as Meriwether Lewis and follow his journey from D.C. to the Pacific, and back. We’re trying to be as authentic as possible, but we’re also making sure that it’s a great game. The best way to learn more about the game is to watch the video for our Kickstarter.
I’m Josh DeBonis (Sortasoft), a game designer and the lead on this project. I’ve made games like Killer Queen Arcade and Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training. I’m also a founding member of Brooklyn Game Ensemble.
Also with me are:
Carlos Hernandez (QuantumSanteria), our writer and another game designer on the project
Kyle Staves (AlwaysBananas), our lead programmer
Carol Bronson (cbronsonmt), our producer
Jim Welch (WelchCompositions), our composer and sound designer
Please ask us about the game, Lewis and Clark, game development, or anything you want!
Edit: Wow everyone. Thank you for the overwhelming response and all of you that are backing us! Keep the questions coming! Especially duck-related questions.
Edit 2: Y'all have truly been amazing. These were all great questions and comments, and so many of you have backed us. I'm calling it a night. Gonna watch an episode of Weeds with the wife and then go to sleep. We'll all make sure to check back in periodically over the next couple days and continue to respond. Thank you so much!