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.
Newt revisits his iconic ZZT horror game and explains just what the heck is going on
Two ZZTers made a game together, but aren't allowed to see what the other has made! Experimental ZZT at its best!
Commit war crimes in the name of the king in this early fantasy that stands the test of time
The Town of ZZT has lost is colors. Who took them and why?
There's no places like ZZT homes. There's no places like ZZT homes. There's no places like ZZT homes.
Expert programming crams a collectible card game into ZZT!
"Life's real tough, ain't it?" - the unloved and forgotten original ZZT world
Prepare for trouble, and make it double with this typical example of converting Pokemon to ZZT
Guinea Pig Fact: A game being adorable can't make up for unresponsive controls
Overclocking ZZT to turn it into a viable medium for a fast paced action game
Commodore takes his first step on the journey of becoming one of ZZT's best in this 2003 post-apocalyptic adventure
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 Taking a look at a previously unpublished first game and its many flaws.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