Museum of ZZT

Welcome to the Museum of ZZT, a site dedicated to the preservation and curation of the many games and worlds created with ZZT.

ZZT is a text-mode game from 1991 created by Tim Sweeney of Epic Games. ZZT has its own editor and scripting language which offers what may still be an unmatched level of accessibility to beginning game developers. A significant number of ZZT worlds were created by authors in their early teenage years, with some being made by children under 10. ZZT's simple ZZT-OOP scripting language gave many a friendly introduction to programming.

The goal of the Museum of ZZT site is to collect these worlds, offer discussions into them and the community built around them, and keep them safely preserved. It is the hope of the Museum that the generally unknown works of ZZT community can be easily discovered and that their importance can be recognized.

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Livestream - Chrono Wars 1 through 4

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 10, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
Gender, Algebra, Time Travel, and a really bad swamp maze
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Publication Pack - Vol. 5

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 7, 2021
Category
Publication Pack
Summary
12 newly published worlds! Again!
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Livestream - Coolzap 1 and 2

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 7, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
Some very early childhood ZZT worlds recovered from a floppy disk
Title Author Date Category Summary
Livestream - Pongo and Island Adventure Dr. Dos May 7, 2021 Livestream Incomplete playthroughs of some more recently recovered ZZT worlds
Publication Pack - Vol. 4 Dr. Dos May 5, 2021 Publication Pack 12 newly published worlds!
Livestream - Middle Earth Dr. Dos May 3, 2021 Livestream Frodo's quest to get some rings and kill Smaug with the help of a piece of string.
Publication Pack - Vol. 3 Dr. Dos May 1, 2021 Publication Pack 10 newly published worlds!
Closer Look: The Fool's Quest / The Three Trials Dr. Dos April 30, 2021 Closer Look The funniest prank of all: Falsified data! Still, only a fool would overlook this classically-styled adventure
Publication Pack - Vol. 2 Dr. Dos April 27, 2021 Publication Pack 12 newly published worlds!
Livestream - Forrester (MZX) Dr. Dos April 19, 2021 Livestream A MZX game meant to look like a Super ZZT world about what we remember and what we forget
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Latest Reviews

Title File Author Date Rating
"Apologies for making this game" BatMonkey Stan May 8, 2021 2.0
"LandLand 2:My God, it's full of stars" LandLand 1+2 (Decorrupted) Agent Orange March 31, 2021 2.5
"LandLand1: a passage to disappointment" LandLand 1+2 (Decorrupted) Agent Orange March 27, 2021 1.5
"Surprising story for a TV documentary maker" Madam Grizelda HeroHugo March 12, 2021 3.5
"When Pigs Fly" Pig HeroHugo March 10, 2021 2.5
"Its coherence is its greatest strength." Link's Adventure 1 Agent Orange Feb. 28, 2021 2.0
"A tense little action title" Star Coffin Agent Orange Feb. 28, 2021 3.5
"Procedural generation done right" Computer Dungeon Slash: ZZT 2.0 Zephyr Feb. 26, 2021 5.0
"Polished ZZT Action Title" Cyber Purge KKairos Feb. 21, 2021 4.5
"Nifty Homage to 90s ZZT/Anime" Metal Saviour Bia v1.2 KKairos Feb. 21, 2021 4.0
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