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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Livestream - The Thief (Part 1)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 6, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
A wonderfully bizarre world to explore wrapped up in classic ZZT gameplay
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Livestream - Tyrobain (Part 3)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 4, 2021
Category
Livestream
Summary
A dungeon crawl becomes a crawl as mysterious issues plague a so-far rock solid game
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Modern Tools and Resources

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Nov. 30, 2021
Category
Help
Summary
A collection of modern editors, image coverters, wikis, and other useful resources getting some overdue exposure
Title Author Date Category Summary
Livestream - Rogue Three Dr. Dos Nov. 29, 2021 Livestream queu is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
Publication Pack - Vol. 29 - 9 World Feast Dr. Dos Nov. 25, 2021 Publication Pack Learn about good game design and bad beverage design
Livestream - Blood Oath: Trials of the Wyrm Dr. Dos Nov. 23, 2021 Livestream =^.--.^= everybody cower before my big strong dragon boyfriend~
Livestream - Tyrobain (Part 2) Dr. Dos Nov. 22, 2021 Livestream A dramatic shift to dungeon crawling as this Super ZZT RPG continues to astound
Closer Look: LOME Dr. Dos Nov. 20, 2021 Closer Look Lions And Tigers And Mayors! Oh My!
Livestream - Meet The Tardigrades! Dr. Dos Nov. 15, 2021 Livestream Drumstick your way to the battle of the bands and beyond in this Beatles/Star Wars mash-up
Livestream - Tyrobain (Part 1) Dr. Dos Nov. 13, 2021 Livestream The start of a grand journey to save everyone from ruffians with tigers and rapid construction
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Latest Reviews

Title File Author Date Rating
"disgusting" Pilk Maker '21 astolfo573 Dec. 4, 2021
"A fun and clever demonstration" portalzzt Zephyr Nov. 15, 2021 4.5
"Now this is how retro's done." Kobold Smoocher Agent Orange Oct. 24, 2021 4.0
"Compelling Short Form Horror Story" AMOEBOID Dr_Dos Oct. 24, 2021
"Love letter to simple things" BUYSO asie Oct. 23, 2021
"It's good." Phoebus Project delphi Oct. 20, 2021
"good for if you need to go to the dentist" AAAAAAAA RT-55J Oct. 17, 2021
"Who enjoys this game???" The Game of XYZABCDE astolfo573 Oct. 8, 2021 1.5
"The Longer You Go The Less Comfortable You Get" The White Album Dr_Dos Sept. 18, 2021
"Incredible Premise" Indiana Jones and the Fate of Zebes RT-55J Sept. 17, 2021
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