Crosscountry (series)

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Crosscountry USA
Cross Country USA Cover.jpg
Crosscountry USA cover art
Genres Educational game
Developers Ingenuity Works
Publishers Ingenuity Works
Platforms MS-DOS, Classic Mac OS, Windows, Linux
Platform of origin MS-DOS

Crosscountry is an educational simulation software series of programs for North American students (grade one through grade nine). Many schools use these games as a fun way to teach their students about the states, provinces, territories, and cities. The game is published by Ingenuity Works, a Vancouver-based company. In most of the games, the player will drive an 18-wheeler to pick up and deliver commodities to the cities assigned, while making decisions about the best route, when to eat, sleep, fill up gas, etc.

Crosscountry USA (1985)[edit]

This was the first game in the series, released in 1985 by Didatech Software (later renamed to Ingenuity Works). Educational Software Reviews deemed it "the type of game you can play for a full hour without getting tired."[1] Developed for the PC, the purpose of the game is to pick up commodities from one city and deliver them to another by driving across the country. Players interacted with the game through a command line using commands such as "turn on truck".

Crosscountry California (1987)[edit]

As titled, players of this game are restricted to the boundaries of California.

Crosscountry Canada (1991)[edit]

This was the second game in the series, released in 1991 by Didatech Software.[2] Home of the Underdogs deemed it "One of the best edutainment titles ever made".[3]

Crosscountry Canada Platinum (2000)[edit]

The game was added to incorporate the new territory of Nunavut and the Confederation Bridge in Prince Edward Island.

Crosscountry USA 2 (2002)[edit]

The game was released in 2002, by Ingenuity Works.[4]

Crosscountry Canada 2 (2002)[edit]

Crosscountry Canada 2 cover art

This game was released in 2002, by Ingenuity Works. Players drive an 18-wheeler truck picking up and delivering commodities across Canada while learning about provinces, cities, territories and more. Making wise decisions along the way will result in a successful trip. It features different large cities throughout Canada, and is an on-rails driving game.

Crosscountry USA Photo Safari (2002)[edit]

This game was released in 2002, by Ingenuity Works. The game is "much like Crosscountry USA 2 but with a focus on animals rather than commodities".[5]

Crosscountry Canada Photo Safari (2002)[edit]

This game was released in 2002, by Ingenuity Works. The game is "much like Crosscountry Canada 2 but with a focus on animals rather than commodities".[6]

Crosscountry BC (2002)[edit]

This game was released in 2002, by Ingenuity Works. As titled, players of this game are restricted to the boundaries of the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC).

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