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The Epic Mega Haul

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Feb. 15, 2021
Category
Historical
Summary
See scrapped deals, game design documents and more in these long lost documents exploring Epic's rise as a game developer in 1991-1992
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ZZT Love Letters

Author
Various
Date
Feb. 14, 2021
Category
Misc
Summary
Ten ZZTers share their feelings on ZZT games that had a personal impact on them
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Livestream - ZZT's City

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Feb. 2, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
Dealing with corrupt politicians, prison pipelines, and hurting the citizens who need the most help. Embrace brutal city life.
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Closer Look: Growing Up

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 31, 2021
Category
Closer Look
Summary
Growing Up takes a serious look about life as a teenager dealing with an alcoholic parent. Take a look at this short and emotional story.
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About ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 19, 2021
Category
Help
Summary
What is ZZT and why is it still in use 30 years after release?
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Livestream - Dungeons of ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 18, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
The abstract dungeon of ZZT offers a weird environment to shoot your way through for some purple keys
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ZZT and Epic Newsletter Scans

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 15, 2021
Category
Historical
Summary
Newly preserved documents from Beth Daggert of Ezanya fame bring ZZT's past 30 years into the future!
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Livestream - Caves of ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 10, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
The second ZZT world offers classic ZZT at its best and worst, but still entertains
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Livestream - Town of ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 3, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
30 years later, ZZT's first world is still a fantastic experience
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Closer Look: Sid's Disaster

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 31, 2020
Category
Closer Look
Summary
Stalagtite platforming in a ZZT game? An engine that's rock solid copes with design that puts a few cracks in this spelunking adventure
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Livestream - Advent Calendar Worlds

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 18, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
Fantasy is the theme of the day with a sampling of a few worlds uploaded for asie's advent calendar of ZZT
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A "Wake Up and Save the World" Postmortem

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 16, 2020
Category
Postmortem
Summary
How a ZZM player turned into a 2nd place game jam winner. Learn all about cut content and design goals of WUASTW
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Livestream - Invasion ZZT Revision (Part 2)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 11, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
Grow as a person. Make new friends. Save humanity. Just don't drive drunk.
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Livestream - Oktrollberfest Results Streams

Author
KKairos/WiL
Date
Dec. 5, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
Not one, but two award ceremonies for the games created for Oktrollberfest 2020!
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A "For Elise" Postmortem

Author
Lancer-X
Date
Nov. 30, 2020
Category
Postmortem
Summary
On the inspiration and creation of ZZT's most intricate dungeon-crawler
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Livestream - Invasion ZZT Revision

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Nov. 22, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
Part one of an incredibly charming and upbeat adventure with a bit of inspiration from Earthbound and other console RPGs
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Livestream - Oktrollberfest Jam Entries (Part 2)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Nov. 15, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
The remaining Oktrollberfest entries do me in.
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Full motion video in ZZT: State of the art

Author
asie
Date
Nov. 9, 2020
Category
Postmortem
Summary
It's all Xenogenesis? Always has been.
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Livestream - Oktrollberfest Jam Entries (Part 1)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Nov. 8, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
Drink potions. Eat ramen. Collect bird. Ruin your vocal chords. Save the world. - A series of ZZT worlds created to mess with the player by all means
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Livestream - Moon Game / On a Distant Moon

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Nov. 3, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
Challenging puzzles and jaw-dropping ZZT cinematics make this one for the record books
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Closer Look: Z-Files v2.5.1

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 31, 2020
Category
Closer Look
Summary
More than 100 boards long and you can't even play it! Nadir's collection of ZZT tool kits focuses on one of ZZT's most distinct features
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Livestream - Second Earth

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 20, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
Journey into your science textbook, explore some scenic environments, and mind the instant game overs.
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Closer Look: Escape From Zyla Island

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 15, 2020
Category
Closer Look
Summary
What starts as an average ZZT action game quickly turns into a below-average ZZT action game. Sigh.
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A Computer Dungeon Slash Postmortem

Author
KKairos
Date
Sept. 30, 2020
Category
Postmortem
Summary
A thorough explanation of procedural level generation in ZZT
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Livestream - Dark Citadel (Part 2)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 29, 2020
Category
Livestream
Summary
Bravely running away to victory
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