Where on earth is Erinys?

It’s weird, I sat down last week and came up with a brief posting schedule and drafted the bare bones of a bunch of posts. Then I got distracted by a variety of things and didn’t read a single blog post let alone write one myself. Instead thanks to a Facebook geography game my colleagues infected the office with, I’ve found myself getting nostalgic with this.

carmenworld
CarmenSandiago

As it turns out, my geography could really do with some work.  What I find interesting though is that the first Carmen game was released in 1983. Now that I imagine is when a lot of the studio heads, developers and game designers we see now saying that women can’t be the lead characters in computer games must have started playing. I know my software developer husband absolutely adored chasing Carmen around the world when he was a kid. As villains go, I must admit I have a soft spot for Carmen. She’s a snappy dresser, thinks big and doesn’t give up when her latest plan goes awry.

 

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