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.
Tired: "Press F to Pay Respects" Wired: "Press δ to Act Like a Snake"
Nadir's zenith, MadTom's MagnumOpus, Preservation Through Piracy, a nearly unreleased gem capturing ZZT at its audio/visual 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
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