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: Scarlet Green

Dr. Dos
Oct. 31, 2019
A secret biological weapon has been set loose and only... the jerk who was well aware of it can save the day

Livestream - AKWare ZZT Halloween Special / Death

Dr. Dos
Oct. 30, 2019
Trick-or-treat and Kill-or-be-killed in this spooky double feature!

Closer Look: ZZT's City + Interview With Stuart Hardwick

Dr. Dos
Oct. 15, 2019
Contrasting the newly discovered Softdisk published version of ZZT with the Epic MegaGames version we all know
Title Author Date Summary
Livestream - Yuki and the Space Show (Ep. 2) Dr. Dos Oct. 10th Chutes, Secrets, and Orbs
Livestream - Yuki and the Space Show (Ep. 1) Dr. Dos Oct. 3rd Pumpkins, slimes, and space aliens!
Closer Look: Fred! Episode 1: Space Fred! Dr. Dos Sept. 30th EAT. THE. FLOWERS.
Livestream - For Elise (Part 3) Dr. Dos Sept. 18th Delving beneath Yomi in the last chapter of this brilliantly well-made dungeon crawl
Closer Look: Atop The Witch's Tower Dr. Dos Sept. 17th Thyer's first ever ZZT world: The story of a witch's anxiety and her sacrificial princess
Livestream - For Elise (Part 2) Dr. Dos Sept. 14th Traverse beyond the maelstrom, and prepare for Yomi
Closer Look: ZZTV 3 Dr. Dos Aug. 31st An experimental "magazine" for ZZTers to make anything they want

Latest Reviews

File Author Rating
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
November Eve Agent Orange 3.0 / 5.0
Akim Productions Comedy 24 Hours of ZZT Spring 2001 [Vegetables] K
Faux Amis (v1.01) KKairos 4.5 / 5.0
Generic KKairos 3.0 / 5.0