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 - Yindle||Dr. Dos||June 5, 2021||Livestream||A quest for ham turns sinister in this classic absurdist comedy whose gags hold up today!|
|A “Doug Tudeap” Postmortem||Dr. Dos||May 31, 2021||Postmortem||The development of an engine-based ZZT game in 48 hours featuring more nuggets of information than you can shake a pick at!|
|Let's Play - Madam Grizelda||Dr. Dos||May 30, 2021||Let's Play||A horror/comedy game about documenting the lifestyle of the mysterious Madam Grizelda|
|Livestream - Fantasy World Dizzy ZZT||Dr. Dos||May 29, 2021||Livestream||A puzzle platformer without its platforming turns into a relaxing exploration of a colorful world yolks'll love|
|Publication Pack - Vol. 12||Dr. Dos||May 28, 2021||Publication Pack||Games and 3rd party updates for defunct editors!|
|Publication Pack - Vol. 11 - ZZT GAMES IMPORTANT||Dr. Dos||May 25, 2021||Publication Pack||11 worlds recovered from a nearly 30 year old 5.25" floppy disk!|
|Livestream - Chrono Wars 6 and 7||Dr. Dos||May 24, 2021||Livestream||Fight bears in VR, stop a virus by cutting an electrical cable, and then hop into another reality...|
|"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|
|"Its coherence is its greatest strength."||Link's Adventure 1||Agent Orange||Feb. 28, 2021||2.0|
|"Procedural generation done right"||Computer Dungeon Slash: ZZT 2.0||Zephyr||Feb. 26, 2021||5.0|
|""May Love and Happiness shine the path of Truth!""||Looneytown||Agent Orange||Feb. 21, 2021||—|