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: Jack O' Lantern

Author
: Newt/John D. Moore
Date
: Oct. 21, 2018

Newt revisits his iconic ZZT horror game and explains just what the heck is going on
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Closer Look: Parallel

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 28, 2018

Two ZZTers made a game together, but aren't allowed to see what the other has made! Experimental ZZT at its best!
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Closer Look: Ezanya

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 21, 2018

Commit war crimes in the name of the king in this early fantasy that stands the test of time
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Closer Look: Shades Of Gray

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Aug. 28, 2018

The Town of ZZT has lost is colors. Who took them and why?
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ZZT House Hunting

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Aug. 19, 2018

There's no places like ZZT homes. There's no places like ZZT homes. There's no places like ZZT homes.
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Closer Look: Card Prime

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: July 30, 2018

Expert programming crams a collectible card game into ZZT!
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Closer Look: Caves of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: July 22, 2018

"Life's real tough, ain't it?" - the unloved and forgotten original ZZT world
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Closer Look: Pokemon Twin Pack

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: June 10, 2018

Prepare for trouble, and make it double with this typical example of converting Pokemon to ZZT
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Closer Look: Scooter

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: May 23, 2018

Guinea Pig Fact: A game being adorable can't make up for unresponsive controls
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Closer Look: Angelis Finale

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: May 14, 2018

Overclocking ZZT to turn it into a viable medium for a fast paced action game
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Closer Look: Wasteland

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 29, 2018

Commodore takes his first step on the journey of becoming one of ZZT's best in this 2003 post-apocalyptic adventure
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Closer Look: War of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 23, 2018

War!! W-War is breaking out fast!
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The Best of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 4, 2018

A list of 20-something ZZT worlds worth your time
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Closer Look: Goldeneye ZZT Demo

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Feb. 17, 2018

"Goldeneye hardly redfines the genre. The graphics are excellent except for the blocky human figures."
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Closer Look: Mr. Shapiro Cares Not For Lies

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Feb. 9, 2018

Structured nonsense, and lots of cheese based random humor. <s>YES</s>
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Closer Look Live: The Mercenary

Author
: DavidN/Dr. Dos
Date
: Jan. 30, 2018

A pre-recording playthrough of the ZZT world "The Mercenary" by DavidN (2002), with the game's author providing guest commentary!
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Closer Look: Gem Hunter Special Edition 1.5

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Jan. 23, 2018

Collect 31 gems hidden across an island in this remake of Tseng's original entry in his iconic series
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Closer Look: 4

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

4's scores were better years ago.
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Closer Look: Indiana Jones: The Search For King Solomon's Mines

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Dec. 11, 2017

That belongs in a museum
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Closer Look: Adventure of Sam

Author
: Celine Kalante
Date
: Dec. 6, 2017

The Museum's first guest post! Taking a look at a previously unpublished first game and its many flaws.
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Closer Look: Sewers of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Nov. 30, 2017

Town of ZZT but reimagined to be about the author's friend circle.
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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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