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Meriwether: An American Epic
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Dec 8, 2012 @ 12:30pm
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:36am
Description
Take command of the Corps of Discovery in this RPG based on the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition for PC, Mac, and Linux.

Steeped in history but made by gamers, Meriwether will offer a unique blend of roleplaying, resource management, exploration, diplomacy, and survival. Though your mission is one of friendship, scientific discovery, and commerce, it will be fraught with life and death choices throughout.

You will battle the elements, hunger, thirst, exposure, mighty rivers and towering mountains over the course of your 8,000 mile round-trip voyage. Some Native Americans of the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific Northwest will see you as potential allies, while others will think of you as invaders; it's up to you to broker peace with them. You will need to survey the land and record detailed descriptions of the plants and animals you find in your journal. As captain, you will need to maintain discipline and the respect of your men under these difficult circumstances, while keeping morale high.

Failure will come quickly to those who act before they think. You will only have one opportunity to make a first impression with the Native Americans who hold your fate in their hands. If the remedy you concoct for a sick or injured soldier doesn’t work the first time, you might not get a second chance. A trained soldier can load and shoot a rifle at the blistering pace of three shots a minute. So choose your words deliberately, measure your medicines with care, and let your breath out calmly before you shoot.

We are a small indie team and are currently running a Kickstarter to help finish MERIWETHER. Please support us at:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meriwether/meriwether-an-american-epic
24 Comments
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JetWash Jan 1 @ 12:49am 
Education and perspective returns to video games. Welcome back, it's been a long time.
Nøkkenbuer Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:39pm 
Needs some graphics work, but other than that interesting.
Ayback Mar 25, 2013 @ 11:54am 
Looks great! In an age where every survival game involves zombie-related bullshit, this title is sorely needed!
llittsen Mar 13, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
i live in sioux city ia where we have the sgt floyd monument he was buried olong the banks of the missouri river some where near here(the exact location no one knows) i think he is the only member of the expedition to have died. i think this would be a great game but also could teach some history along the way. it looks good too by the way.
Hamster Mk 4 Jan 21, 2013 @ 11:04pm 
I wish your team the best bringing this to market. The world has been without a modern game in the mould Oregon trail for too long. I hope you fill that space.
Campy Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:44am 
This looks like it would be educational, fun, interesting and informative. This would be great for Greenlight. Campy
Vic Jan 10, 2013 @ 4:43pm 
This is really awesome! Get this on the main Greenlight as well!
CrazedWalrus Jan 9, 2013 @ 9:03pm 
This looks amazing! Can't wait to see this game.
Ritechezfire Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:39pm 
Yes please!! Now go run off and support the Kick Starter. ;-)
Windmill Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:25pm 
hahahaahahahah no