That game always pissed me off. I remember this was this merchant type guy you could bring along with you and he'd keep making you extra money so I'd always pick him. He always ended up dying from some pussy reason after the first town.
I know it used to be on Facebook, not sure if it still is or not. Used to love that game when I was a kid, but yeah, my people always died of some random illness or drowned crossing a river or whatever lol.