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


Livestream - Small Spaces

Dr. Dos
Jan. 16, 2020
Small spaces with big challenges in a massively tiny collaborative world

Closer Look: Compound

Dr. Dos
Jan. 15, 2020
♬ Fix us a wire you're the Compound man ♬ Fix us a wire tonight ♬ Well man's destined to die from catastrophe ♬ While aliens watch in the night ♬

Livestream - Sonic The Hedgehog Part 1

Dr. Dos
Jan. 1, 2020
Sonic: He can really move. Sonic: He's got an attitude. Sonic: He's able to say"Good night" in Spanish.
Title Author Date Summary
Closer Look: November Eve (Files B and C) Dr. Dos Dec. 31st Hunting down giant slimes, hidden gems, and programming bugs to save Puerto del Agua
Livestream - The Silly World of Dan Shootwrong Dr. Dos Dec. 17th The Sad World of Dan Startover. Great early ZZT art that dares you to make progress
Closer Look: A Dwarvish-Mead Dream Dr. Dos Dec. 15th Save the dreamworld from reality in this everything but the kitchen sink RPG bursting with ideas and great art
Closer Look: November Eve (File A) Dr. Dos Nov. 30th Xamboxumbadira is the powerhouse of the cell.
Livestream - Ravenfall Dr. Dos Nov. 28th Delivering justice and ending corruption with a bastard sword
Livestream - Super Archaeologist Simulator (Part 2) Dr. Dos Nov. 19th To Atlantis and the stars!
Closer Look: Village Dr. Dos Nov. 15th Stop and admire the scenery on your quest for vigilante justice

Latest Reviews

File Author Rating
Rufus on Vacation Agent Orange 2.5 / 5.0
Small Spaces Ando 5.0 / 5.0
Vs. Blue's Clues: MST3K Edition Demo Zinfandel 0.0 / 5.0
Faux Amis (v1.02) John W. Wells 5.0 / 5.0
Russian Sexy Boi DEMO gary busey 5.0 / 5.0
Faux Amis (v1.02) Zephyr 5.0 / 5.0
Orc Killer: Blood-Slave of Gargax Zinfandel Z.T. 4.0 / 5.0
Dr. Zeebo Agent Orange 4.0 / 5.0
Unlimited Maze Works Ando 3.5 / 5.0
Daedalus' Obelisk Ando 5.0 / 5.0