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.
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|Livestream - Coolzap 1 and 2||Dr. Dos||May 7, 2021||Livestream||Some very early childhood ZZT worlds recovered from a floppy disk|
|Publication Pack - Vol. 5||Dr. Dos||May 7, 2021||Publication Pack||12 newly published worlds! Again!|
|Publication Pack - Vol. 4||Dr. Dos||May 5, 2021||Publication Pack||12 newly published worlds!|
|Livestream - Middle Earth||Dr. Dos||May 3, 2021||Livestream||Frodo's quest to get some rings and kill Smaug with the help of a piece of string.|
|Publication Pack - Vol. 3||Dr. Dos||May 1, 2021||Publication Pack||10 newly published worlds!|
|Closer Look: The Fool's Quest / The Three Trials||Dr. Dos||April 30, 2021||Closer Look||The funniest prank of all: Falsified data! Still, only a fool would overlook this classically-styled adventure|
|Publication Pack - Vol. 2||Dr. Dos||April 27, 2021||Publication Pack||12 newly published worlds!|
|"Apologies for making this game"||BatMonkey||Stan||May 8, 2021||2.0|
|"LandLand 2:My God, it's full of stars"||LandLand 1+2 (Decorrupted)||Agent Orange||March 31, 2021||2.5|
|"LandLand1: a passage to disappointment"||LandLand 1+2 (Decorrupted)||Agent Orange||March 27, 2021||1.5|
|"Surprising story for a TV documentary maker"||Madam Grizelda||HeroHugo||March 12, 2021||3.5|
|"When Pigs Fly"||Pig||HeroHugo||March 10, 2021||2.5|
|"A tense little action title"||Star Coffin||Agent Orange||Feb. 28, 2021||3.5|
|"Its coherence is its greatest strength."||Link's Adventure 1||Agent Orange||Feb. 28, 2021||2.0|
|"Procedural generation done right"||Computer Dungeon Slash: ZZT 2.0||Zephyr||Feb. 26, 2021||5.0|
|""May Love and Happiness shine the path of Truth!""||Looneytown||Agent Orange||Feb. 21, 2021||—|
|"Not how I remembered the Magi."||Magi: An Epiphany Story||Agent Orange||Feb. 21, 2021||4.0|