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
Date
Oct 3, 2022
Category
Livestream
Description
A shooter so nice it got made thrice! "Dogfight" and two games that desperately wish they were Dogfight.
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Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct 3, 2022
Category
Publication Pack
Description
13 newly published worlds covering poker, the wild west, the skies, and James Bond
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Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sep 30, 2022
Category
Help
Description
Covering features, limitations, and providing reference materials for TinyZoo/GB, a ZZT conversion for the GBC
TitleAuthorDateCategoryDescription
Dr. Dos
Sep 29, 2022
Livestream
Some adventures that aren't quite as super as they'd like to be
Dr. Dos
Sep 28, 2022
Livestream
An extra pretty do-over of a classic whose benefits that comes at a cost
Dr. Dos
Sep 21, 2022
Publication Pack
13 newly published worlds that frequently take place in space
Dr. Dos
Sep 20, 2022
Closer Look
A ZZT world inspired by Wolfenstein 3D that raised the bar for what a ZZT action title could be
Dr. Dos
Sep 19, 2022
Livestream
A whole lot of space shooters and a post-launch pizza-lunch
Dr. Dos
Sep 12, 2022
Livestream
A warrior and his unintentionally immortal mage friend seek glory, wealth, and the lost crown of the dwarven king
Dr. Dos
Sep 12, 2022
Livestream
A whole lot of action as Penn rallies the heroes together to take down the warlock and save the princesses!
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Latest Reviews

TitleFileReviewerDateRating
itsmehere
Oct 4, 2022
5.0
itsmehere
Oct 4, 2022
5.0
Sep 24, 2022
Sep 9, 2022
2.0
dw817
Sep 9, 2022
3.0
dw817
Sep 9, 2022
2.5
Sep 3, 2022
dw817
Sep 2, 2022
5.0
Thala1 (Aaron Decker)
Aug 8, 2022
Zinfandel
Aug 7, 2022
3.0
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