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.
War!! W-War is breaking out fast!
A list of 20-something ZZT worlds worth your time
"Goldeneye hardly redfines the genre. The graphics are excellent except for the blocky human figures."
Structured nonsense, and lots of cheese based random humor. <s>YES</s>
A pre-recording playthrough of the ZZT world "The Mercenary" by DavidN (2002), with the game's author providing guest commentary!
Collect 31 gems hidden across an island in this remake of Tseng's original entry in his iconic series
4's scores were better years ago.
That belongs in a museum
The Museum's first guest post! Taking a look at a previously unpublished first game and its many flaws.
Town of ZZT but reimagined to be about the author's friend circle.
One of ZZT's finest - A detailed fantasy adventure through the kingdom of Bespin. (Oh, and the password is BARNEY)
Set sail on the DIEtanic in this second washed up half of NextGame 33
Covering 50% of this 33% complete game where 0% of the jokes land
All Teen Cops Are Bastards. A lot of content warnings in this overshadowed and oh-so-edgy adventure
Defend Castle Sin from intruders both good and evil to keep an ancient portal sealed and secure
A magical mystery tour of an odd cross between Star Wars and the Beatles
A back to school special looking at what's considered the worst ever ZZT game
Quest for the mythical flower of light to cure your father's blindness
An eggselent conversion of Codemaster's 1989 puzzle platformer
Because ZZT's Own Editor Is So 1991
The winner of the first ever 24 Hours of ZZT contest
Trust me and we will escape from the City
ZZT has no random number generator, but it does have lions. Exploring how a complex RPG engine works
Psychic twins reclaim the sun in this impressively coded and impressively grindy RPG dungeon crawler!
The first ZZT game of 2017, made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare!