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: Invasion ZZT Revision (Part 1)

Dr. Dos
June 30, 2020
An alien abudction of the family dog turns into a fight for mankind's survival. Three kids on a heartwarming quest to save the Earth

Livestream - Mystery Manor

Dr. Dos
June 21, 2020
The mystery of why this game gets little recognition within ZZT's Revenge has been solved: It's kind of bad.

Closer Look: Demos Without Finished Games

Dr. Dos
June 15, 2020
Exploring several demos for games that were never finished
Title Author Date Summary
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 Jam of ZZT Dr. Dos May 18th Three games, two weeks, one finished.
Livestream - Predator (Demo) Dr. Dos May 18th Zac Ganel punches and shoots his way through space to earn a few credits

Latest Reviews

File Author Rating
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
Code Red Zephyr
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