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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Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jun 17, 2024
Category
Livestream
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Playing and Competing with Geight at various shareware games
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jun 14, 2024
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Closer Look
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A farewell to Da Hood, in the most abrupt way possible.
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Author
Dr. Dos
Publish Date
Jun 12, 2024
Category
Livestream
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Description
Looking at a number of impressive entries for a ZZT community game jam
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Dr. Dos
Jun 07, 2024
Livestream
A pair of comedies that fare better than most of era. Put on your shoes, grab a slice of pie, and enjoy this bizarre family reunion.
Dr. Dos
Jun 05, 2024
Livestream
Making a ZZT game about a made up word in 2.4 hours, while trying to keep my head out of the clouds.
Dr. Dos
May 31, 2024
Publication Pack
Who would win in a fight? One multi-billion dollar franchise or a single pixel?
Dr. Dos
May 31, 2024
Livestream
Checking out MegaZeux Star Wars games. Hoping for something more elegant and civilized, and finding more of the same
Dr. Dos
May 28, 2024
Postmortem
Discussing the creation a classic ZZT adventure and the principles adhered to during development.
Dr. Dos
May 27, 2024
Livestream
It's the weekend. You're a child with $130 and a gun. Return of the Jedi won't be screened until later tonight. What's a kid to do to have fun in the meantime?
Dr. Dos
May 25, 2024
Livestream
The last batch of Star Wars ZZT games to be preserved! Ending with some big bosses and buggy games
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