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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Latest Articles

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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jan 31, 2023
Category
Livestream
Description
A creative and impressive sci-fi adventure, an unintentionally funny sci-fi adventure, and a pleasant fireworks display
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jan 31, 2023
Category
Livestream
Associated Files
Description
Be dumb. Be smart. Be awe-struck. A Guided Tour of ZZT's Source Code. Almost.
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jan 31, 2023
Category
Closer Look
Associated Files
Description
Nearly 20 years later, dave2 returns to give us the underwater adventure to prevent ecological diaster we've been waiting for (the game that is, not the ecological disaster)
TitleAuthorDateCategoryDescription
Dr. Dos
Jan 29, 2023
Livestream
Breaking Barriers, Botany, and Blobfish
Dr. Dos
Jan 28, 2023
Publication Pack
One dozen newly published worlds including the first new releases of 2023
Dr. Dos
Jan 23, 2023
Livestream
A plethora of ZZT worlds with ZZT in the title including tutorials, object libraries, magazines, and a Town-like
Dr. Dos
Jan 23, 2023
Livestream
TEETH TEETH TEETH
Dr. Dos
Jan 20, 2023
Closer Look
Putting action above text, but forgetting to make the action captivating. Plus, some less than stellar characters! The first in a series that finds its success eventually that gets a big oof today
Dr. Dos
Jan 17, 2023
Livestream
Touring one of the classics, 32 years later
Dr. Dos
Jan 15, 2023
Livestream
Conquering the skies and succumbing the the sea, at least until Carcie introduces herself in dramatic fashion, but is she friend or foe?
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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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