The game was ZZT, and the date was . . . a very long time ago, I remember I was trying it on my dad's girlfriend's new 386/16 (so much faster than my mom's trusty 286!) ZZT was the first game I ever played where you could edit it - in fact, you could *really* edit it, it even came with a built-in scripting system. Nothing too sophisticated, nothing like what you see with UnrealScript or QuakeC or anything, but it was *something*.
I think that game may be highly responsible for my current state of game addiction and creation addiction . . . and thus, Anna is too. Which leads me to the next subject:
I need to track her down somehow! Even if it's just to say hi . . . and, hey, she's my age, maybe she's still cool ^^ okay, that's wishful thinking. But . . . yeah. It'd be nice to see how she's doing.
The problem . . . I lost contact with her shortly afterwards. Which was a LONG time ago. I know it was pre-Northwest School. Which means at LEAST nine years ago. And ZZT was released in 1991, so, between nine and ten years ago . . . this is gonna be tough.
I wonder if she'll even remember me. Probably not. I don't know why I still remember her . . . I only remember one or two isolated scenes, but . . . hey.
This is one of those days I have a lot I want to write, but want to do it not all at once because I don't want any particular part to risk getting lost in the rest. Future topics: racing and Hell. Would someone bug me on AIM in a day or two? Better yet, bug Tira, since that's likely to be me :)
Oh, and go read this.