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.
|Full motion video in ZZT: State of the art||asie||Nov. 9th||It's all Xenogenesis? Always has been.|
|Livestream - Oktrollberfest Jam Entries (Part 1)||Dr. Dos||Nov. 8th||Drink potions. Eat ramen. Collect bird. Ruin your vocal chords. Save the world. - A series of ZZT worlds created to mess with the player by all means|
|Livestream - Moon Game / On a Distant Moon||Dr. Dos||Nov. 3rd||Challenging puzzles and jaw-dropping ZZT cinematics make this one for the record books|
|Closer Look: Z-Files v2.5.1||Dr. Dos||Oct. 31st||More than 100 boards long and you can't even play it! Nadir's collection of ZZT tool kits focuses on one of ZZT's most distinct features|
|Livestream - Second Earth||Dr. Dos||Oct. 20th||Journey into your science textbook, explore some scenic environments, and mind the instant game overs.|
|Closer Look: Escape From Zyla Island||Dr. Dos||Oct. 15th||What starts as an average ZZT action game quickly turns into a below-average ZZT action game. Sigh.|
|A Computer Dungeon Slash Postmortem||KKairos||Sept. 30th||A thorough explanation of procedural level generation in ZZT|
|Ramen Quest||Agent Orange||4.5 / 5.0|
|Dark Citadel||WiL||5.0 / 5.0|
|Dexture Dweeb||Agent Orange||2.0 / 5.0|
|ZZT Programming Tricks and Techniques||Zephyr||5.0 / 5.0|
|Island Adventure||Agent Orange||—|
|Dungeon Escape||Zephyr||2.5 / 5.0|
|Kerbie's Quest||Agent Orange||2.0 / 5.0|
|Chrono Wars 9||dw817||—|
|International Jetpack Conference||oldmangone||5.0 / 5.0|