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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Dec 30, 2018 Oct 31, 2017
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Dec 30, 2018
Category
Closer Look
Description
I'm in this huge empty room with yellow walls... No matter where I go... those same horrible yellow walls...
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Dec 18, 2018
Category
Closer Look
Description
A rejected ZZTer returns with dated comedy and some fascinating self-insert protagonists
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Dec 1, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Randomly generated ZZT action in this endless-feeling runner
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Oct 30, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
A unique take on FF2US/FF4J where the programmer doesn't know how #end works.
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Authors
Newt, John D. Moore
Publish Date
Oct 21, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Newt revisits his iconic ZZT horror game and explains just what the heck is going on
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Sep 21, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Commit war crimes in the name of the king in this early fantasy that stands the test of time
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Aug 28, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
The Town of ZZT has lost is colors. Who took them and why?
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jul 30, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Expert programming crams a collectible card game into ZZT!
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jul 22, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
"Life's real tough, ain't it?" - the unloved and forgotten original ZZT world
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jun 10, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Prepare for trouble, and make it double with this typical example of converting Pokemon to ZZT
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
May 23, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Guinea Pig Fact: A game being adorable can't make up for unresponsive controls
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
May 14, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Overclocking ZZT to turn it into a viable medium for a fast paced action game
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Apr 29, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Commodore takes his first step on the journey of becoming one of ZZT's best in this 2003 post-apocalyptic adventure
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Apr 23, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
War!! W-War is breaking out fast!
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Feb 17, 2018
Category
Closer Look
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Description
"Goldeneye hardly redfines the genre. The graphics are excellent except for the blocky human figures."
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Feb 9, 2018
Category
Closer Look
Description
Structured nonsense, and lots of cheese based random humor. <s>YES</s>
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Authors
DavidN, Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jan 30, 2018
Category
Closer Look
Description
A pre-recording playthrough of the ZZT world "The Mercenary" by DavidN (2002), with the game's author providing guest commentary!
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jan 23, 2018
Category
Closer Look
Description
Collect 31 gems hidden across an island in this remake of Tseng's original entry in his iconic series
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Dec 31, 2017
Category
Closer Look
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Description
4's scores were better years ago.
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Dec 11, 2017
Category
Closer Look
Description
That belongs in a museum
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Author
Celine Kalante
Publish Date
Dec 6, 2017
Category
Closer Look
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Description
The Museum's first guest post! Taking a look at a previously unpublished first game and its many flaws.
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Nov 30, 2017
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Town of ZZT but reimagined to be about the author's friend circle.
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Nov 20, 2017
Category
Closer Look
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Description
One of ZZT's finest - A detailed fantasy adventure through the kingdom of Bespin. (Oh, and the password is BARNEY)
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Oct 31, 2017
Category
Closer Look
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Description
Set sail on the DIEtanic in this second washed up half of NextGame 33
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