Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego?
This article is about Space Sim Lore. It contains anecdotes or Spacesim mythology.
Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego? is an educational game made by Broderbrund Software in 1993, in which the player must chase Carmen Sandiego and her alien henchmen throughout the planets and moons of the Milky Way. It runs on DOS. An empty box that presumably once held the deluxe version of the game now sits in the Sim Office.
This game was one of the station activities for small children during EEPs and Summer Camp for at least some of the time during which these programs existed. Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego? was also a station for mini-missions during the 90s. On Sept. 22, 2008, Ian Martin donated a copy to Spacesim. It is NOT an exception to the Sim Office rule of "No video games without Commander permission".
On the first day of Dragan 2011, Arrian Amir-Rafiei discovered a file called "AWESOEM" on one of the Habitat computers. This was how some member of spacesim (presumably Ian Martin) had hidden it for further use, despite Commander objections. Arrian put the file onto his netbook, and, during the first night shift, Ian played it for a long period of time. The next night shift, while Arrian was in bed, Ian, not wanting to wake him to ask permission to use his netbook, relocated the file and put it onto the EECOM computer, Pulsar. He played it during the next few night shifts. Once the rest of the crew discovered it, they all wanted in on the fun. So, during any downtime, one astro or another could probably be found playing it, while still intermittently checking EECOM. Soon, of course, it started drifting into actual mission time, which caused it to be unofficially put on a Blame List for the Dragan mission.
For more information on Carmen Sandiego, please visit Wikipedia.