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Carmen Sandiego Returns in a New Educational App

If you found yourself wondering where in the world has Carmen Sandiego been over the last decade or so, worry no more. Carmen Sandiego is making her return in Carmen Sandiego Returns, a new game centered on exploration and learning.

The game encourages children to use their knowledge of history, geography and world cultures to decipher clues and stay hot on Carmen’s trail, earning Carmen Coins along the way.

Carmen Sandiego Returns preserves the core gameplay, style and characters of the original game, while giving the brand a modern twist for today’s digitally-savvy learners,” said CJ Kettler, Chief of Consumer Brands and Strategy at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in a release.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the comeback of one of our most beloved characters and look forward to many more exciting developments for the brand over the coming months.”

Most adults in their mid 20’s and older remember Carmen Sandiego from her TV Series as well as her countless amount of PC games from years past. They might also remember that catchy theme song, “where in the world is Carmen Sandiego.”

“Players earn Carmen Coins throughout the game, which can be spent on fast travel, mini-game boosts and challenge replays, as well as “XP” or experience points to elevate their ranking as an agent,” according to a recent press release announcing the return.

“Apple Game Center integration also allows players to track achievements on a leaderboard and compete against friends. With the initial download, the game contains several hours of short and long-form gameplay, featuring three exciting missions and four mini-game challenges. Additional packs featuring new cities, challenges and crimes are available for in-app purchase.”

Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor

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