Update on the Netflix Carmen show!

Chase

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I have a feeling that it might be something similar to what [a game company] tried to do once using custom scripts and Google Maps.
 

Jacqueline Hyde

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It's... a cute gimmick. An attempt was made.

I'm pretty sure that some of the clues are literally lifted from the '80s games. It basically plays like them, but without having to get a warrant, and with some cutscenes (if one can call them that) with Carmen, Chief, and Tigress. All the locations and clues are pre-filled too.

Talk about low effort.



*files under 'bad marketing decisions'*
 

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I'll be honest.....I haven't watched the whole thing. I think I stopped on episode 4 or 5. I meant to go back to it 😅
 

Jacqueline Hyde

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I didn't notice till someone on Tumblr pointed it out, but the game is actually being advertised under the search box on the Google homepage.

It's frustrating because, like literally everything else when it comes to HMH, it could have been something cool but instead they half-assed it and tried to split the difference when it comes to the question of audience, leaving us with something that's at kids' level but seems built for nostalgic adults.
 

Chase

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As predicted. I saw the code for something similar to this and attempted to recreate it years ago. I didn’t have the time or resources to continue then. Sad to see after all these years, it’s still the same scripted formula.
 

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Back then, Google Earth also lacked 3D structures, I believe it looks much better now. It's a lovely start. I'm optimistic.
 
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What baffles me is why they keep going back to the Gen 1 floppy disk format. Why not something from the deluxe CD Rom games? Why not something from the junior games that had parts of the game show? I even played the Target-exclusive card game and aced it in the first round because it used the similar format.
 

Jacqueline Hyde

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What baffles me is why they keep going back to the Gen 1 floppy disk format. Why not something from the deluxe CD Rom games? Why not something from the junior games that had parts of the game show? I even played the Target-exclusive card game and aced it in the first round because it used the similar format.
I thought the same. One assumes they think the 80s format holds more nostalgic appeal and/or more appeal because of the popularity of the 8-bit aesthetic.
 

Jacqueline Hyde

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In other Netflix- and Rita Moreno-related news:


The day after I cancel my membership (because I wasn't watching), they cancel ODAAT. God was telling me something.
 

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