I meant to write about this story earlier in the day, but it kept getting bumped. The good thing about that is, by the time I decided to get on the ball and do a write-up on it, the story changed. Here’s the rundown: American McGee, famed game designer and the man behind the critically acclaimed American McGee’s Alice (Boss Status with his name in the title), is trying to get the Dallas police to look for his sister, Mercy Covington, after 30 long days of them doing basically nothing. According to Mr. McGee:
I think the cops see her and her case as not having any value.
That was a direct quote from our exchange less than an hour ago. It was weird, because this is a guy who I’ve long admired, and on any other occasion, I would be picking his brain on gaming topics. But tonight I wasn’t talking to him in his capacity as a member of the industry. He was just a regular guy who was concerned for his sister, like anyone else would be in this situation. The fact that the Dallas Police Department are dragging their feet on trying to find Ms. Covington is unconscionable. Imagine if this was your sister, or your mom, or your daughter even. How would you react? I will say this: I’m not sure I could show as much restraint as American McGee has if I was faced with similar circumstances.
Update is we've "angered" detective in charge of her case by making noise. He says they aren't looking now. https://t.co/5y7eE6AZgG
— ⚓ American McGee 🏴☠️ (@americanmcgee) December 4, 2015
Speaking of McGee, here’s more from my interview…
M: What would you like to know?
R: Well, maybe you could give me a short comment on the situation overall, as well as how the dealings with police went today. You said they weren’t even looking for Mercy now, which I know took some people (including me) by surprise.