While wandering dazed outside the fallout shelter that was all that was left of his hometown, J2O reporter camel ShadowGpw discovered that even in the year 2287, long after the collapse of all formal civilization, a group of diehards continues to play matches of the 1998 PC Game of the year, Jazz Jackrabbit 2. He reports that JDC season 300 was apparently “a huge hit” among most of the playerbase, although a few sat out some of the larger events over concerns they were too chaotic. A partially robotized human cyborg of uncertain age known only as Jety is said to have won handily.
“I think Jazz 2 just offers something in its gameplay and design that no other games on the market really offer,” said one fan, “especially because there are no other games on the market in this dystopian nuclear future. It’s great to have a chance to play a cartoony 2D arena shooter when everything around me is death, decay, and roving bands of scavengers.”
Another fan agreed, but voiced hope that the game would get some better network code soon. “Unless that happens,” she added, “I think JJ2 is really dead this time. Sure, okay, maybe people will still be playing it in another twenty years, but a hundred? No chance.”
When asked how Jazz players in the distant future usually recruit new people to the community, the first fan shrugged and said, “mostly we just post links on the Commander Keen forums and people join us from there. It’s still a really hopping place over there for some reason.”
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Eat your lima beans, Johnny.