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.

Latest Files

Latest Articles


Closer Look: Big Beast in the Maze

Dr. Dos
April 15, 2021
Deal with mazes and monsters in this far out game

Livestream - Mutant Citadel

Dr. Dos
April 5, 2021
Some fresh content for Super ZZT in 2021

Closer Look: Speed Racer X

Dr. Dos
March 31, 2021
Race the clock across 20 courses in this ZZT game that defies expectations... until it starts to crash and burn at least.
Title Author Date Summary
Livestream - The Hall of the Kunger Binb Dr. Dos March 30th Kunger? I hardly know Binb!
Livestream - Town of ZZT Remix - Part 3 Dr. Dos March 15th Conquering the Rube Machine and making our way into the palace!
Livestream - Cyber Purge Dr. Dos March 15th Liberate cyberspace from a lethal threat in this expertly crafted action game (mind the CWs)
Closer Look: Nuclear Madman Dr. Dos March 15th Recover the stolen nukes! Step one: Visit the water park
Let's Play - Metal Saviour Bia v1.2 Dr. Dos March 8th Save humanity from annihilation in ths 1994 styled engine focused sci-fi adventure!
Closer Look: Legend of Brandonia Dr. Dos March 1st Good? Bad? Ugly? Brandonia is a divisive ZZT world and winner of a Featured Game award.
Livestream - Town of ZZT Remix - Part 2 Dr. Dos March 1st Checking out how Town's Castle gets a fresh coat of paint
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Latest Reviews

File Author Rating
LandLand 1+2 (Decorrupted) Agent Orange 2.5 / 5.0
LandLand 1+2 (Decorrupted) Agent Orange 1.5 / 5.0
Madam Grizelda HeroHugo 3.5 / 5.0
Pig HeroHugo 2.5 / 5.0
Link's Adventure 1 Agent Orange 2.0 / 5.0
Star Coffin Agent Orange 3.5 / 5.0
Computer Dungeon Slash: ZZT 2.0 Zephyr 5.0 / 5.0
Cyber Purge KKairos 4.5 / 5.0
Metal Saviour Bia v1.2 KKairos 4.0 / 5.0
Magi: An Epiphany Story Agent Orange 4.0 / 5.0
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