Netflix has a new Bandersnatch-style interactive adventure. But where that film was about a character creating a fictional menu-driven adventure, the new film is based on one of the first actual menu-driven adventures: Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego!
I enjoyed watching Bandersnatch fans create charts mapping out the choice structure, so I decided to have a go at it myself. Carmen Sandiego isn’t nearly as complex as Bandersnatch, but that makes sense given that it’s targeted to a more all-ages audience.
Fans of Carmen from the ’80s and ’90s might recall reading walkthroughs for games in magazines like Nintendo Power or in specially made Player’s Guides. I couldn’t resist giving this infographic a little bit of that feel, even if I didn’t go all the way with a faux-magazine spread. (But I was tempted!)
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