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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The Best of ZZT Part 2 - Modern Treasures

Dr. Dos
June 20, 2021
Looking for some ZZT worlds to play? Try some of these recent hits!

Livestream - The Big Leap (Part 1)

Dr. Dos
June 19, 2021
Travel ahead 8 years in time to get a hoverboard and save the world, but don't forget to bring some dog food!

Publication Pack - Vol. 14 - Arbitrary Uploads

Dr. Dos
June 18, 2021
Publication Pack
8 arbitary worlds. Some of which are more arbitrary than others.
Title Author Date Category Summary
Publication Pack - Vol. 13 - Send In The Clones Dr. Dos June 15, 2021 Publication Pack Publishing some ZZT clones that were never able to bring down the Rasputin of GCSes
Livestream - Chrono Wars 9 Dr. Dos June 14, 2021 Livestream I'm sorry. A _what_ kind of hole?
Livestream - Uddie Blade Dr. Dos June 12, 2021 Livestream A ZZT-RPG trope defying world that holds up well enough today. If you can stomach the blinking at least.
Closer Look: Overflow (Part 1) Dr. Dos June 10, 2021 Closer Look Beautiful background art meets classic ZZT action in this massive Chrono Trigger inspired adventure to save time itself!
Livestream - Chrono Wars 8 Dr. Dos June 7, 2021 Livestream Visit Joe and Asher's childhood homes! Babysit young Joe and Chris! Discover Chris maybe has psychic powers!
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!
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Latest Reviews

Title File Author Date Rating
"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
"Its coherence is its greatest strength." Link's Adventure 1 Agent Orange Feb. 28, 2021 2.0
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