Your Morning Stupid: Find Eldorado

So familiar.

Or to give it its full name, Fuck Oregon Let’s Go Find El Dorado. It’s an entry to Ludum Dare, a bare-minimum side-scrolling pixel jobbie, and – in the loosest sense possible – inspired by Oregon Trail. Except this time you’re jumping mountains. Using the physics that the young people are so excited by, you must reach El Dorado while preserving food, and indeed the health of your family by not landing your cart upside down. Starve to death and it’s game over. It’s brilliantly silly, and oddly frustrating when you can’t get over a small peak. You can download it directly from here, and it’s a weeny 1.4mb. Via Indiegames.


  1. The Sombrero Kid says:

    loled at this yesterday, it was a good one.

  2. Cutman says:

    There’s always at least one gem in every Ludum Dare compo. I can’t wait to give this a go!

  3. Spacewalk says:

    That is the best name this game could ever have.

  4. Poopscrubber says:

    John Boy died, and I found a Wise Indian village. They gave me a guide. By the time i reached El Dorado, the wise guide was the only one left. Jawesome.

  5. bill says:

    We’re British, we don’t know what Oregon Trail is!!

  6. Harmen says:

    I knew there was I reason I got up this morning!

  7. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Stumbled around a lot, bumped, fell over lots.. and still made it with everyone still alive. Though Johnny Boy nearly departed becaue of some scummy indian village.

  8. simonkaye says:

    I reached El Dorado after four mis-fires… and overshot, and dropped off the edge of the world.


  9. CMaster says:

    First attempt, jumped straight over El Dorado and fell off the edge of the world.
    Damn flat earth.

    • CMaster says:

      Second attempt, came to a hill that was impossible to climb (no way of getting enough speed on previous hill to jump) just after the first town. Hmm.

  10. PleasingFungus says:

    I have only this to say.

    (Also, would have been slightly more fun – and less painful – if my left arrow key hadn’t decided to fall off in the middle of the game?)

    (But that probably doesn’t happen to most people who play the game. Probably.)

  11. Rock Tumbler says:

    This is the funniest game I’ve played it a long time.

  12. Max says:

    Goddam impossible hills! I made it once but overshot…

  13. MWoody says:

    Do Z and X do anything? The readme indicates they do, but I see no effect.

  14. Idle Threats & Bad Poetry says:

    BOOYA! I found El Dorado! Who would have thought Conestoga wagons could catch such phat air? This game is freakin’ hilarious!