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.
Contrasting the newly discovered Softdisk published version of ZZT with the Epic MegaGames version we all know
EAT. THE. FLOWERS.
Thyer's first ever ZZT world: The story of a witch's anxiety and her sacrificial princess
An experimental "magazine" for ZZTers to make anything they want
Search for a flamingo and find mediocrity and cameos instead
Over 9000 reasons this game is awful
In Part 2, Koopo finds his unique vision for his game by introducing a jetpack
Oh No! More Lemmings Clones!
Better than the Best of ZZT, Janson shows a traditional key collecting game done almost right
Six arrows. More than enough to kill anything that moves.
The cliff has killed another! Find the saboteur before they strike again
And it's whispered that soon, If we all call the tune, then Da Warren will lead us to reason
Good humor, great music, poor design, and the giant robot battle is optional?
The first of far too many in a long running series by a notable and divisive ZZTer
Tired: "Press F to Pay Respects" Wired: "Press δ to Act Like a Snake"
Nadir's zenith, Preservation Through Piracy, a nearly unreleased gem capturing ZZT at its peak
I'm in this huge empty room with yellow walls... No matter where I go... those same horrible yellow walls...
A rejected ZZTer returns with dated comedy and some fascinating self-insert protagonists
Randomly generated ZZT action in this endless-feeling runner
A unique take on FF2US/FF4J where the programmer doesn't know how #end works.
Newt revisits his iconic ZZT horror game and explains just what the heck is going on
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!