This month, the Closer Look poll winner was the 1995 classic, Fred! by Myth. This is one of those games that holds a special place in my heart, as it's one I played countless times in my childhood. It's such a weird ZZT game, but also feels very representative of the era.
It's got that post-Alexis Janson's Code Red "wake up and save the world" storyline, some rather bizarre humor, and graphics that are so garish thanks to (again) Alexis Janson's STK now being readily available to anybody connected to the ZZT community.
It's also quite short, which is probably why I played it so much. Especially compared to its sequel which 25 years later, maintains the record for the single largest ZZT file at a whopping 389KB! (The rule of thumb, is that if you're approaching 300KB, it's probably time to start a second file.)
So let's enjoy a nice trip to 1995 and see what Fred Episode 1 - Space Fred offers us today.
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