On May 3rd, the book blog GalleyCat announced its “World’s Longest Literary Remix” contest. As Jason Boog explained at the time:
But check this out: one contributor—a freelance game designer going by the handle Sparky—has submitted her entry as a mashup of the old Apple II game, Oregon Trail, and her one page from Alger’s novel. If I could be more delighted by this, I would ford the rapids in a tiny wagon with my over-large family and then contract typhoid fever. But I can't, because this is awesome.