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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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Mar 20, 2023
Category
Closer Look
Description
The sequel to the player-hating original reveals the author to have improved considerably ...in some ways at least
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Mar 17, 2023
Category
Publication Pack
Description
A dozen worlds, mostly classic, and one fancy magazine
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Mar 14, 2023
Category
Livestream
Description
Spending a lot of time being charmed by an unpreserved world from 1991 where anything goes
TitleAuthorDateCategoryDescription
Dr. Dos
Mar 10, 2023
Closer Look
Taking one of the worst balanced ZZT games and turning it around significantly. Somehow.
Dr. Dos
Mar 07, 2023
Livestream
History repeats itself in these time travel games where there's really no difference between the age of dinosaurs and the cybernetic future of 2020 AD.
Dr. Dos
Mar 05, 2023
Livestream
Stealing from priests to buy novelty t-shirts and defeating the emperor of darkness in this strange official ZZT release
Dr. Dos
Feb 28, 2023
Closer Look
No ammo. No torches. No health. No gems. What does this game have? Misery.
Dr. Dos
Feb 27, 2023
Livestream
A lot of unexpected and iconic moments in worlds with no programming, with too-realistic shops, and mazes that aren't really.
Dr. Dos
Feb 25, 2023
Livestream
The first of the worst. A ZZTers famous for low quality work gets their due. But is the title that deserved?
Dr. Dos
Feb 23, 2023
Livestream
A mishmash of games with Lost in the title, featuring lengthy codes and the Jarkelex
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Latest Reviews

TitleFileReviewerDateRating
Jan 19, 2023
Jan 18, 2023
3.00 / 5.00
Jan 17, 2023
5.00 / 5.00
derspaete
Dec 18, 2022
5.00 / 5.00
Dec 12, 2022
5.00 / 5.00
Dec 05, 2022
5.00 / 5.00
Nov 19, 2022
Corey
Nov 05, 2022
5.00 / 5.00
Oct 30, 2022
Oct 22, 2022
5.00 / 5.00
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