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You can hunt for Carmen Sandiego on Google Earth right now

People still have fond memories of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? today because it was a rare thing: An educational game that didn't suck. I played it on a Commodore 64 about one million years ago and was excited to see the familiar red hat pop up again today. You can play a full game of it on Google Earth right now, chasing the international thief from London to locations around the world by interviewing witnesses and showing off your knowledge of geographical trivia and the colors of flags.

It ends with a note that more cases will be coming to Google Earth, so this will presumably be the beginning of a timely partnership with Google, what with an animated Carmen Sandiego series currently on Netflix.

Thanks, Rock Paper Shotgun.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.