So you’re going then?
Or better yet, invite them to visit your town/city and guide them around.
What do you think?
It’s 30 years that I wait to meet David Fox!
FYI: Cervignano del Friuli is near Venice, in the North-East region of Italy.
Here’s a map, if you plan to come to visit:
I’m excited on your behalf!!
Too far away from my place to just jump over. Greet David from all forum members!
Nonsense, you just need a bigger trampoline
Like this one?
I guess I would need something like this:
I’ll do, under payment!
That’s interesting, @LostTrainDude
Do you accept likes?
I would pay for a hello from everyone in likes - if only Discourse would let me
I could make a video-greetings, to post here
I’M SO EXCITED!!!
@David has made a request via Twitter:
So, even the more recent Zak players, which have played Zak McKracken for the first time this year in this forum (@tasse-tee, @PiecesOfKate, @Frenzie …)
Would you mind to tell your story to David Fox?
I promise to film every second of his speech in Italy!
I’m not on Twitter, but I’ll ping a friend of mine. We played Zak together back then.
Feel free to write here, David will read nonetheless.
Like the long version starting with Curse of Monkey Island in '97/'98 or the tl;dr that I played Maniac Mansion & Zak McKracken in 2018 after playing Thimbleweed Park?
Your impressions on how it was playing Zak McKracken today, since it’s a game born 30 years ago. How did it feel? Did you feel lost, amused, thrilled…
I think we actually just had a topic about that. I guess I’ll just jot down some impressions?
There were a few too many verbs for my liking. I disliked turn on/off (I don’t “turn on” a torch, thank you very much) and the switch kid verb in particular. The what is verb was completely redundant.
The switch kid verb was annoying because my preferred way of selecting verbs isn’t with the mouse but with the qwert/asdfg/zxcvb set of keys, except while normally you just go one to the left/right that verb behaves differently so suddenly you’re stuck.
The C64 version looked and most of all sounded best.
I don’t dislike taking some notes on paper. I haven’t scribbled this much since Her Story. My maps were memory aids, not full maps, so it’s questionable whether even just a few months later they’re still usable even to me.
I think it was much harder to accidentally waste things (other than money) than it was in Maniac Mansion. This is good, imo.
Other than a few minor quibbles, I can barely believe how modern this game feels, even though it’s as old as I am. Of course I enjoyed it! It basically ate all of my spare time for a week.