♦ Livestream of the ZZT world "Castleweavia 2.1" by verasev (2023) [https://museumofzzt.com/file/view/castlewv-web-0707213/]. ♦
Finish the back half of Castleweavia, where things get a little spicy in a number of ways!
The game retains a lot of its visual charm and still has more unique enemies with cute 8x14 graphics covering some of the Castlevania staples yet seen. It also gets significantly more difficult! Status-inflicting enemies become much more common and getting frozen in place can often be a death sentence. Then my Internet dies (but only for a minute, unlike my previous ISP where I'd just suddenly not be able to stream for an hour). Then I manage to corrupt my only recent save 99% of the way through the game as board sizes get bloated from pulling in external code beyond what the ZZT world format can handle.
So I took a peek with some cheats at the final fight, loading from an earlier save but was far too underpowered. So uh, sorry folks, Dracula won this time. Dark timeline.
Since then verasev has returned to work on the game to fix some of the bugs encountered in this playthrough. (one of which was accidentally not bundling the right files with the Museum release I was playing, oops.) Additionally adding in a difficulty selection which I think should make the game more manageable!
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♦ Originally streamed on July 14th, 2023 ♦