My first ever game was a copy of CI3 my parents pirated on the family pc.
At that time it was a common thing to do with any digital media. Do any boomers like me remember that ad about “You will never download a car” ?
Anyway… I never got past uco2 and dropped the game
Years later CI4 happened, got hit by nostalgia, and I spent days playing the mobile version and I was seriously intimidated by the Egg Cannon. At that time period I also suffered from being bullyed, so every gaming session helped me to relax
Then I forgot about the franchise (again) due to Minecraft becoming a better antistress for me
Years later CI5 happened, got hit with even more nostalgia and spent hours on it.
Chicken Invaders basically became a family meme: it would somehow return when everyone forgot about it
And then, as that meme was a prophecy… I forgot about the franchise again…
Years later I remembered (again) about Chicken Invaders and replayed every game from 3 to 5. And I finally had my battle with the Yolk Star… after all those years.
After that I decided to look on wikipedia and I can summarise what happened this way: “Oh cool! Every game releases every 4 years! CI6 must be coming soon! Let me search more… What is this? Chicken Invaders Universe?”
And that’s how I got into the forum
Chicken Invaders holds a special place in my heart because (as I said before) it’s the first game I have ever played. My future career has this franchise as its base, since that’s how I started gaming.
The fact that a little piece of me (The Henlley Comet) is a part of it… I don’t know how to describe the feeling