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.

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Closer Look: November Eve (File A)

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Nov. 30, 2019
Summary
Xamboxumbadira is the powerhouse of the cell.
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Closer Look: Village

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Nov. 15, 2019
Summary
Stop and admire the scenery on your quest for vigilante justice
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Closer Look: Scarlet Green

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 31, 2019
Summary
A secret biological weapon has been set loose and only... the jerk who was well aware of it can save the day
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Closer Look: ZZT's City + Interview With Stuart Hardwick

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 15, 2019
Summary
Contrasting the newly discovered Softdisk published version of ZZT with the Epic MegaGames version we all know
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Closer Look: Fred! Episode 1: Space Fred!

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 30, 2019
Summary
EAT. THE. FLOWERS.
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Closer Look: Atop The Witch's Tower

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 17, 2019
Summary
Thyer's first ever ZZT world: The story of a witch's anxiety and her sacrificial princess
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Closer Look: ZZTV 3

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Aug. 31, 2019
Summary
An experimental "magazine" for ZZTers to make anything they want
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Closer Look: The Search For The Magic Flamingo

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Aug. 19, 2019
Summary
Search for a flamingo and find mediocrity and cameos instead
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Closer Look: Dragon Ball Z:Saiyin and Namek Saga

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 31, 2019
Summary
Over 9000 reasons this game is awful
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Closer Look: Koopo The Lemming Part 2

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 15, 2019
Summary
In Part 2, Koopo finds his unique vision for his game by introducing a jetpack
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Closer Look: Koopo The Lemming

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 2, 2019
Summary
Oh No! More Lemmings Clones!
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Closer Look: The Secret of Cannibal Island

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
June 16, 2019
Summary
Better than the Best of ZZT, Janson shows a traditional key collecting game done almost right
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Closer Look: Warlord's Temple

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 30, 2019
Summary
Six arrows. More than enough to kill anything that moves.
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Closer Look: The Cliff

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 15, 2019
Summary
The cliff has killed another! Find the saboteur before they strike again
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Closer Look: The Forests Will Echo With Laughter

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
April 20, 2019
Summary
And it's whispered that soon, If we all call the tune, then Da Warren will lead us to reason
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Closer Look: Nevada Bob 1: He's On The Job

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
March 27, 2019
Summary
Good humor, great music, poor design, and the giant robot battle is optional?
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Closer Look: Stupid RPG

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Feb. 28, 2019
Summary
The first of far too many in a long running series by a notable and divisive ZZTer
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Closer Look: Freak Da Cat

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 31, 2019
Summary
Tired: "Press F to Pay Respects" Wired: "Press δ to Act Like a Snake"
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Closer Look: Frost 2: Ice

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 27, 2019
Summary
Nadir's zenith, Preservation Through Piracy, a nearly unreleased gem capturing ZZT at its peak
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Closer Look: ZZT Syndromes

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 30, 2018
Summary
I'm in this huge empty room with yellow walls... No matter where I go... those same horrible yellow walls...
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Closer Look: Algorithm Part 1: Disco For Justice!

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 18, 2018
Summary
A rejected ZZTer returns with dated comedy and some fascinating self-insert protagonists
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Closer Look: Run-On

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 1, 2018
Summary
Randomly generated ZZT action in this endless-feeling runner
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Closer Look: Final Fantasy 2

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 30, 2018
Summary
A unique take on FF2US/FF4J where the programmer doesn't know how #end works.
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Closer Look: Jack O' Lantern

Author
Newt/John D. Moore
Date
Oct. 21, 2018
Summary
Newt revisits his iconic ZZT horror game and explains just what the heck is going on
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Closer Look: Ezanya

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 21, 2018
Summary
Commit war crimes in the name of the king in this early fantasy that stands the test of time
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