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: Yiepipipi

Dr. Dos
July 31, 2020
Yiepipipi? Oeu. Oryan? Oeu. Esklello? Oeu!

Livestream - Time: Disrupting the Continuum

Dr. Dos
July 28, 2020
Time travel, spy hunter, and exploding in the vacuum of space

Closer Look: Invasion ZZT Revision (Part 2)

Dr. Dos
July 15, 2020
The long drawn out conclusion and a lot of PSAs about drinking and driving
Title Author Date Summary
Livestream - Burger Joint Dr. Dos July 5th Get a taste of one of ZZT's most notable releases!
Closer Look: Invasion ZZT Revision (Part 1) Dr. Dos June 30th 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 21st 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 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

Latest Reviews

File Author Rating
Quest for Coronation: Quest for the Golden Tiara Agent Orange 4.0 / 5.0
International Jetpack Conference Zephyr 5.0 / 5.0
Artificer: Rise of the Techmagus Zephyr 4.5 / 5.0
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