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


Livestream - The Joy of ZZT Ep. 9

Dr. Dos
May 28, 2020
Tying it all together and doing some playtesting

Livestream - Artificer: Rise of the Techmagus

Dr. Dos
May 25, 2020
Show your ingenuity and give technology the respect it deserves in a magical world

Livestream - The 2020 Jam of ZZT

Dr. Dos
May 18, 2020
Three games, two weeks, one finished.
Title Author Date Summary
Livestream - Predator (Demo) Dr. Dos May 18th Zac Ganel punches and shoots his way through space to earn a few credits
Livestream - Secret Agent Joe Moe (Part 2) Dr. Dos May 14th Blowing up the planet of the terrorists after visiting the pepsi planet to get a bottle for storing liquid gravity. Yeah.
Livestream - Variety Dr. Dos May 8th Defying expectations in WiL's first release in a decade
Livestream - Secret Agent Joe Moe (Part 1) Dr. Dos May 8th Infilitrate the terrorist base, teleport into outer space, and never ever stop
Closer Look: Dragon Woods Dr. Dos April 30th Good ideas and bad execution result in a fun yet flawed adventure in this self-described "comedy-rpg"
Livestream - The Joy of ZZT Ep. 8 Dr. Dos April 29th Creating a final battle sequence with a goal other than "shoot a boss a lot"
A Month of Reconstructing ZZT Dr. Dos April 17th One month after the Reconstruction of ZZT, what are people doing with the recreated source code of ZZT?

Latest Reviews

File Author Rating
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
Small Spaces Ando 5.0 / 5.0