when I was much younger, my parents were hosting a party or something (possibly even a new year's party oh god) I once put chickenwire 1.8 on a diskette and went up to my father's study and sat there all night touching every last object in all of the game. Chickenwire and maybe the Shapiro series are the only ZZT games I've bothered to play through 100%, but Chickenwire is still the one that makes me oh-so-nostalgic and weepy.
Nadir used to joke about making a special dave2 cameo edition (typing "chicken wire dave two edition" into google yields 752,000 results) AND THEN HE DID, but I only bothered to find myself with kevedit (although I did play through it). Better than the cameo was the mention I got in the updated 2.0 AKWare quiz, which just now made me screw up my face, clench my hands into tiny fists and bawl until my mother left the New Year's party to come console me, because it was TRUE
come home soon, nadir
Really great. Good art, spot-on cameos, and was good laughs all the way to the bank! I especially liked the comic book store and #idiots-club.
I've been a fan of ChickenWire basically ever since I've been even remotely aware of the community (about late 2000/early 2001), and I'd have to say that this version is by far the best one that I've ever played. Awesome graphics, hilarious and accurate community-related jokes and cameos, and hell, I'm even in it! I highly doubt that any game released this year will be as good as this, and it also serves well as Nadir's swan song. Probably should be a featured game, too.
Well anyways it was just plain cool. It gets a perfect score from me.
Woowoowoo! I just played through this and it was pretty fun. Best ZZT game in a while, great artwork and serious attempt at music. But it's all the crazy objects that make this a solid 5