Welcome to College...

Player Rating3.30/8

"#685 overall, #85 for 2015"
based on 76 ratings since 04/06/2015
played 803 times (finished 84)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.


This game is intended as risk management training for college outdoor orientation leaders. In this game, players will run through a typical backpacking trip. Reflecting the experience of most leadership situations, the player will be asked to make decisions about group management, organization, timing, and communication. Hopefully, the decisions one makes will create positive orientation experience, and one in which all group members make it out of the woods unhurt.

Player Comments

A pretty good simulation :) That school trip sounds a lot more tiring than the ones I sometimes organize for my students, our last one was to a pizza restaurant where all the kids made pizzas and then we cooked and ate them :) Getting paid to eat pizza is pretty much a dream come true :P
-- Will11 on 4/6/2015 11:39:40 PM with a score of 0
So I came across this story randomly, and decided to read it since it appeared to be about an activity I've done many times...

Thankfully, my own group backpacking trips go a lot more smoothly than this. People stop for "bathroom breaks" as a matter of course, and there is never a need to stop and make it a group effort. Just continue ahead a little bit, put some discrete distance between you and the one conducting the business, and chill for a moment. Really, it's that easy.

I joke that I have a "80% success rating" on the wilderness trips I lead, meaning that if I return with 80% of the people I set off with, it was a good day. In reality, I'm still hovering somewhere around 100%.

But yes, unless I missed a more interesting storypath, someone's pee stop is the "crisis" of this tale. The choices I encountered before that fateful event were about non-issues. Basically, I was asked to decide if I was lost or knew where to go, or if the group I was leading was in a good mood or not. I don't know; you're the author, shouldn't you be telling me?

Then when Bob needs to "go," the choices became more responsive to the narrative situation which was better.

However, I disagree that the successful resolution when Bob got separated was to alarm the entire group and have everyone shout Bob's name as they returned en masse down the trail. Yes, there is something to be said for keeping the group together. But the option of having my co-leader stay with the group while I backtracked alone in search of Bob ended with me losing the trail too.

No. If I'm that incompetent at finding my way, I have no business leading a wilderness hike.
-- Bill_Ingersoll on 5/9/2019 5:37:14 PM with a score of 0
Kind of pointless. 3/8.
-- crazygurl on 6/17/2017 5:36:19 PM with a score of 0
Meh.Its the worst.
-- Captpiplup on 6/5/2016 7:47:01 AM with a score of 0
I liked the game and enjoyed playing it. Just because it reminds me of my trips to Red River Gorge. But anyway I think you did a good job.
-- _Zomby_ on 5/6/2015 11:03:49 AM with a score of 0
Was okay
-- Wolfina on 4/30/2015 8:06:36 PM with a score of 0
Well, nice. but there was no explanation of what the character actually did. There were no descriptions of the terrain or anything. Please improve by adding these things and I will replay and rate it.
-- Shinobi on 4/15/2015 11:03:34 PM with a score of 0
It's pretty linear and boring.
-- Raven47 on 4/10/2015 10:11:06 PM with a score of 0
Funniest game I've played in quite a while. Though, it should be longer.
-- harrypotter on 4/8/2015 7:28:45 AM with a score of 0
The title is a bit inappropriate, as this game has little to do with the actual college experience. Also, I find the correct options to be a little too obvious.
-- jamescoker1226 on 4/7/2015 11:28:33 AM with a score of 0
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