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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Supporting The Worlds of ZZT Project

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 20, 2021
Category
Help
Summary
Financial and Non-financial ways to help keep the Worlds of ZZT going!
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Livestream - Chrono Wars 10 (Part 2) and 11 (Part 1)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 19, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
Meet the new universe. Same as the old universe.
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Livestream - Terminator Versus Barney 1 and 2

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 17, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
The battle of the 90s is pretty clearly one-sided.... NOT!!!!
Title Author Date Category Summary
Publication Pack - Vol. 17 Dr. Dos July 16, 2021 Publication Pack 7 new ZZT worlds,. 1 new GBA rom.
Livestream - Chrono Wars 10 (Part 1) Dr. Dos July 12, 2021 Livestream All the lore you could ever want, and finally acknowledging that kid that got ran over in part 8
Closer Look: The Lands of the World of ZZT Dr. Dos July 10, 2021 Closer Look After restoring a corrupt world to playability for the first time in decades we can now say this game ain't great.
Publication Pack - Vol. 16 Dr. Dos July 3, 2021 Publication Pack 8 newly published worlds!
Livestream - Asbestos Dr. Dos July 3, 2021 Livestream A rough ZZT RPG of the era that doesn't have offer a whole lot today
Closer Look: Overflow (Part 2) Dr. Dos June 30, 2021 Closer Look Treasure, fortresses, and really big palm trees. Overflow continues to impress throughout its back half
Livestream - The Big Leap (Part 2) Dr. Dos June 26, 2021 Livestream A trip from Ohio to the jungles of Washington (California). We will get that hover board and prevent the robot apocalypse.
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Latest Reviews

Title File Author Date Rating
"Single-board demon slaying... and not much else" Demon Attack The Green Herring July 23, 2021
"the most significant thing i ever did" Nothing Constructive Zanno June 20, 2021 5.0
"A surreal mash-up" The Blood War Agent Orange June 15, 2021
"Huh." Hurt asie May 15, 2021
"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
"A tense little action title" Star Coffin Agent Orange Feb. 28, 2021 3.5
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