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: 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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Closer Look: Edible Vomit

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 30, 2017

D.A.R.E. to dream as Freddy the ferret trips out on his search for the perfect drug
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Closer Look: Forrester

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 15, 2017

A Super ZZT inspired MegaZeux world exploring memory and being forgotten.
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Closer Look: ZIG

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 10, 2017

ZIG combines ZZT's simplicity, MegaZeux's power, and Super ZZT's lack of interest from the community. Exploring ZIG and all its releases!
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Closer Look: Burglar!

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: March 31, 2017

Burglarizing homes, cracking safes, and picking pockets in one of ZZT's most innovative titles.
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Closer Look: Doom

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: March 21, 2017

You're trying to say you like DOS better than me, right?
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Closer Look: Oaktown

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: March 12, 2017

So much promise. So little ammo.
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Closer Look: Yapok-Sundria

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

Rancid meatloaf and cans of V8.
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Closer Look: ZZTer Comics

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

Over 1000 ZZTer produced comic strips now available on the Museum of ZZT!
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Closer Look: Aceland

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Jan. 23, 2017

MEEEEOOOOOOWWWWW (You microwaved a cat)
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Closer Look: Frost 1; Power

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Jan. 9, 2017

ZZT's best looking game is also it's furriest.
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