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.
|Closer Look: Demos Without Finished Games||Dr. Dos||June 15th||Exploring several demos for games that were never finished|
|Livestream - Quest for the Immortals||Dr. Dos||June 14th||Protagonist Jackson Tough searches for the secret to immortality to save his country|
|Livestream - Computer Dungeon Slash: ZZT 2.0||Dr. Dos||June 8th||Rescue the colorful populace from the town of Habeus Corpus in this brilliantly coded random dungeon crawl|
|Closer Look: Baloo Episode 1, The Thunder Road||Dr. Dos||June 1st||What should be a generic edgy TaleSpin parody turns out to be a well-written game you can't help but love|
|Livestream - The Joy of ZZT Ep. 9||Dr. Dos||May 28th||Tying it all together and doing some playtesting|
|Livestream - Artificer: Rise of the Techmagus||Dr. Dos||May 25th||Show your ingenuity and give technology the respect it deserves in a magical world|
|Livestream - The 2020 selectbutton.net Jam of ZZT||Dr. Dos||May 18th||Three games, two weeks, one finished.|
|COVID Maker 19||aL JONSONT||4.0 / 5.0|
|The Red Ruffian Puzzle||Zephyr||4.0 / 5.0|
|Baloo Episode 1, The Thunder Road||Agent Orange||—|
|The Unknowable Timothy Billings||WiL||5.0 / 5.0|
|Castle Dungeon||Agent Orange||2.5 / 5.0|
|The Castle of Zandia||Agent Orange||4.0 / 5.0|
|Breakthru||Agent Orange||2.0 / 5.0|
|Kewltown||Agent Orange||2.5 / 5.0|
|Rufus on Vacation||Agent Orange||2.5 / 5.0|