About Closer Looks

Closer Looks are one of the main components of the Worlds of ZZT project. The Closer Look series consists primarily of (re)visiting ZZT worlds and looking at them from a contemporary perspective, attemping to give both a complete playthrough of them while also pointing out noteworthy design decisions.

Most Closer Looks are written articles, however there are also livestreams which can be watched on the Worlds of ZZT YouTube channel.

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Closer Look: War of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 23, 2018

War!! W-War is breaking out fast!
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The Best of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 4, 2018

A list of 20-something ZZT worlds worth your time
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Closer Look: Goldeneye ZZT Demo

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Feb. 17, 2018

"Goldeneye hardly redfines the genre. The graphics are excellent except for the blocky human figures."
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Closer Look: Mr. Shapiro Cares Not For Lies

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Feb. 9, 2018

Structured nonsense, and lots of cheese based random humor. <s>YES</s>
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Closer Look Live: The Mercenary

Author
: DavidN/Dr. Dos
Date
: Jan. 30, 2018

A pre-recording playthrough of the ZZT world "The Mercenary" by DavidN (2002), with the game's author providing guest commentary!
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Closer Look: Gem Hunter Special Edition 1.5

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Jan. 23, 2018

Collect 31 gems hidden across an island in this remake of Tseng's original entry in his iconic series
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Closer Look: 4

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Dec. 31, 2017

4's scores were better years ago.
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Closer Look: Indiana Jones: The Search For King Solomon's Mines

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Dec. 11, 2017

That belongs in a museum
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Closer Look: Adventure of Sam

Author
: Celine Kalante
Date
: Dec. 6, 2017

The Museum's first guest post! Taking a look at a previously unpublished first game and its many flaws.
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Closer Look: Sewers of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Nov. 30, 2017

Town of ZZT but reimagined to be about the author's friend circle.
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Closer Look: Sivion

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Nov. 20, 2017

One of ZZT's finest - A detailed fantasy adventure through the kingdom of Bespin. (Oh, and the password is BARNEY)
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Closer Look: Nextgame 33 - SOS, Please!

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Oct. 31, 2017

Set sail on the DIEtanic in this second washed up half of NextGame 33
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Closer Look: Nextgame 33 - MadGuy's Reign of Terror

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Oct. 25, 2017

Covering 50% of this 33% complete game where 0% of the jokes land
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Closer Look: Teen Priest

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Oct. 20, 2017

All Teen Cops Are Bastards. A lot of content warnings in this overshadowed and oh-so-edgy adventure
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Closer Look: Defender of Castle Sin

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 25, 2017

Defend Castle Sin from intruders both good and evil to keep an ancient portal sealed and secure
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Closer Look: Meet The Tardigrades!

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 15, 2017

A magical mystery tour of an odd cross between Star Wars and the Beatles
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Closer Look: School ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 4, 2017

A back to school special looking at what's considered the worst ever ZZT game
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Closer Look: Flower of Light

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Aug. 31, 2017

Quest for the mythical flower of light to cure your father's blindness
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Closer Look: Fantasy World Dizzy

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Aug. 18, 2017

An eggselent conversion of Codemaster's 1989 puzzle platformer
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Closer Look: Modern ZZT Editing With KevEdit

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: July 10, 2017

Because ZZT's Own Editor Is So 1991
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Closer Look: Nightplanet

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: June 24, 2017

The winner of the first ever 24 Hours of ZZT contest
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Closer Look: City of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: June 19, 2017

Trust me and we will escape from the City
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Closer Look: Psychic Solar War Adventure Code Analysis

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: May 29, 2017

ZZT has no random number generator, but it does have lions. Exploring how a complex RPG engine works
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Closer Look: Psychic Solar War Adventure

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: May 24, 2017

Psychic twins reclaim the sun in this impressively coded and impressively grindy RPG dungeon crawler!
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Closer Look: The Making of Quickhack

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: May 10, 2017

The first ZZT game of 2017, made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare!
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