Closer Look Directory

Closer Looks are one of the main components of the Worlds of ZZT project. The Closer Look category of articles consists primarily of (re)visiting ZZT worlds and looking at them from a contemporary perspective, attempting to give both a complete playthrough of them while also pointing out noteworthy design decisions.

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Jun 01, 2020 Jan 31, 2019
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jun 1, 2020
Category
Closer Look
Description
What should be a generic edgy TaleSpin parody turns out to be a well-written game you can't help but love
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Apr 30, 2020
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Good ideas and bad execution result in a fun yet flawed adventure in this self-described "comedy-rpg"
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Mar 31, 2020
Category
Closer Look
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CIA Agent BILL vs. Dr. D in this unintentionally hilarious spy "thriller"
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Feb 15, 2020
Category
Closer Look
Description
All cop-outs are bastards as we explore Police Quest plus five other extremely short worlds of dubious quality
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jan 31, 2020
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Venture into the idle mind in this very much ahead of its time atmospheric puzzle world
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jan 15, 2020
Category
Closer Look
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Description
♬ Fix us a wire you're the Compound man ♬ Fix us a wire tonight ♬ Well man's destined to die from catastrophe ♬ While aliens watch in the night ♬
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Dec 31, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Hunting down giant slimes, hidden gems, and programming bugs to save Puerto del Agua
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Dec 15, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Description
Save the dreamworld from reality in this everything but the kitchen sink RPG bursting with ideas and great art
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Nov 30, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Xamboxumbadira is the powerhouse of the cell.
articles/2019/village/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Nov 15, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Stop and admire the scenery on your quest for vigilante justice
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Oct 31, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
A secret biological weapon has been set loose and only... the jerk who was well aware of it can save the day
articles/2019/fred1/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Sep 30, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Description
EAT. THE. FLOWERS.
articles/2019/witchs-tower/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Sep 17, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Thyer's first ever ZZT world: The story of a witch's anxiety and her sacrificial princess
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Aug 31, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
An experimental "magazine" for ZZTers to make anything they want
articles/2019/the-search-for-the-magic-flamingo/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Aug 19, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Description
Search for a flamingo and find mediocrity and cameos instead
articles/2019/dbz/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jul 31, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Description
Over 9000 reasons this game is awful
articles/2019/koopo-the-lemming-part-2/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jul 15, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
In Part 2, Koopo finds his unique vision for his game by introducing a jetpack
articles/2019/koopo-the-lemming/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jul 2, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Oh No! More Lemmings Clones!
articles/2019/cannibal-isle/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jun 16, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Description
Better than the Best of ZZT, Janson shows a traditional key collecting game done almost right
articles/2019/warlords-temple/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
May 30, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Description
Six arrows. More than enough to kill anything that moves.
articles/2019/the-cliff/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
May 15, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
The cliff has killed another! Find the saboteur before they strike again
articles/2019/forests-laughter/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Apr 20, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Description
And it's whispered that soon, If we all call the tune, then Da Warren will lead us to reason
articles/2019/nevada-bob/preview.png
Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Mar 27, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Description
Good humor, great music, poor design, and the giant robot battle is optional?
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Feb 28, 2019
Category
Closer Look
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Description
The first of far too many in a long running series by a notable and divisive ZZTer
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jan 31, 2019
Category
Closer Look
Associated Files
Description
Tired: "Press F to Pay Respects" Wired: "Press δ to Act Like a Snake"
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