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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Latest Articles

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Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec 5, 2022
Category
Livestream
Associated Files
Description
Beautiful torches for beautiful people. Tedious boss fights for impatient people.
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Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec 2, 2022
Category
Livestream
Description
Air, Sea, and Yoshi as we see what Chrises do both in ZZT games and when making ZZT games
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Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Nov 30, 2022
Category
Featured Game
Description
Some long overdue formal praise for some of the most influential releases in ZZT's history
TitleAuthorDateCategoryDescription
Dr. Dos
Nov 28, 2022
Publication Pack
10 newly published worlds featuring a previous unknown release of ZZT from 1994!
Dr. Dos
Nov 24, 2022
Livestream
Three bizarre adventures, and one rather charming one that flubs it in the end
Dr. Dos
Nov 23, 2022
Publication Pack
Eight newly published worlds with a second course on its way
Dr. Dos
Nov 20, 2022
Livestream
The classic adventure that provides players with so much to do in such a small space
Dr. Dos
Nov 20, 2022
Closer Look
Dial in to the Genesis Matrix! We've got Yahtzee we've got viruses we've got friends and family
Dr. Dos
Nov 16, 2022
Publication Pack
10 newly published worlds including the Oktrollberfest 2022 entries
Dr. Dos
Nov 16, 2022
Livestream
ZZTers will do anything for an unpreserved world. We're kind of stupid that way.
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Latest Reviews

TitleFileReviewerDateRating
Dec. 5, 2022, 8:32 p.m.
5.0
Nov. 19, 2022, 8:07 p.m.
Corey
Nov. 5, 2022, midnight
5.0
Oct. 30, 2022, midnight
Oct. 22, 2022, midnight
5.0
itsmehere
Oct. 4, 2022, midnight
5.0
itsmehere
Oct. 4, 2022, midnight
5.0
Sept. 24, 2022, midnight
Sept. 9, 2022, midnight
2.0
dw817
Sept. 9, 2022, midnight
3.0
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