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.

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Closer Look: Algorithm Part 1: Disco For Justice!

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 18, 2018
Summary
A rejected ZZTer returns with dated comedy and some fascinating self-insert protagonists
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Closer Look: Run-On

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 1, 2018
Summary
Randomly generated ZZT action in this endless-feeling runner
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Closer Look: Final Fantasy 2

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 30, 2018
Summary
A unique take on FF2US/FF4J where the programmer doesn't know how #end works.
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Closer Look: Jack O' Lantern

Author
Newt/John D. Moore
Date
Oct. 21, 2018
Summary
Newt revisits his iconic ZZT horror game and explains just what the heck is going on
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Closer Look: Ezanya

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 21, 2018
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
"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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
War!! W-War is breaking out fast!
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The Best of ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
April 4, 2018
Summary
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
Summary
"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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
That belongs in a museum
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Closer Look: Adventure of Sam

Author
Celine Kalante
Date
Dec. 6, 2017
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
Set sail on the DIEtanic in this second washed up half of NextGame 33
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