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 - GRINWAR.zzt

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 22, 2022
Category
Livestream
Summary
One game showing the war on terror from a Muslim child's eyes. Another game yelling "USA!" repeatedly.
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Livestream - The Thief 3 (Part 2)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 18, 2022
Category
Livestream
Summary
Never bring a broom to a swordfight.
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Livestream - Town of ZZT (2022 Playthrough)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 18, 2022
Category
Livestream
Summary
31 years of 5 purple keys
Title Author Date Category Summary
Publication Pack - Vol. 35 - Contests and Riddles Dr. Dos Jan. 16, 2022 Publication Pack 8 newly published worlds!
Super ZZT/Best of ZZT Interviews: Allen Pilgrim/Tom Breton asie/Dr. Dos Jan. 15, 2022 Interview An interview with Allen Pilgrim (Monster Zoo) and Tom Breton (Best of ZZT - Machinations) Plus Vintage ZZT Ephemera Scans!
Featured World: Yuki and the Space Show Dr. Dos Jan. 10, 2022 Featured Game A deadly intergalactic TV show with some impressive set design!
Livestream - [sic] Dr. Dos Jan. 8, 2022 Livestream Remember this world, to remember its creator
Publication Pack - Vol. 34 - Tag Yourself I'm lvl 24 Meowth Dr. Dos Jan. 8, 2022 Publication Pack 8 worlds. Some non-traditional.
Livestream - The Thief 3 (Part 1) Dr. Dos Jan. 3, 2022 Livestream The Thief has a copycat, and it's up to ~officer Alex~ to shoot his way to success
Publication Pack - Vol. 33 - Happy STK Day! Dr. Dos Jan. 1, 2022 Publication Pack Celebrating 28 years of Super Tool Kit
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Latest Reviews

Title File Author Date Rating
"The good proc gen" Dungeon Guru Nostalgia Maximum ü WiL Jan. 18, 2022 5.0
"Delightfully Confounding" When There Is No More Maze RT-55J Jan. 4, 2022
"More than I was Expecting" Christmas Land RT-55J Dec. 28, 2021
"OH DEARR IT'S FULL OF STARS" Shumumu ZZT asie Dec. 26, 2021
"Ringing in 2020 with dire warnings." Jeremiad Ñ Agent Orange Dec. 22, 2021
"Stick With The Trimmed Down Version" The Thief II (Uncut/Original) Dr_Dos Dec. 20, 2021
"A vintage newbie world of little interest" Search For The Ancient Hut α The Green Herring Dec. 15, 2021
"A quick but unpolished Special Edition" Into the Maelstrom: Dry Gulch Special Edition α The Green Herring Dec. 8, 2021
"A quick but unpolished Western" Into the Maelstrom Part I: Dry Gulch α The Green Herring Dec. 8, 2021
"disgusting" Pilk Maker '21 astolfo573 Dec. 4, 2021
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