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: Psychic Solar War Adventure Code Analysis

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: May 29, 2017

ZZT has no random number generator, but it does have lions. Exploring how a complex RPG engine works
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Closer Look: Psychic Solar War Adventure

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: May 24, 2017

Psychic twins reclaim the sun in this impressively coded and impressively grindy RPG dungeon crawler!
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Closer Look: The Making of Quickhack

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: May 10, 2017

The first ZZT game of 2017, made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare!
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Closer Look: Edible Vomit

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 30, 2017

D.A.R.E. to dream as Freddy the ferret trips out on his search for the perfect drug
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Closer Look: Forrester

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 15, 2017

A Super ZZT inspired MegaZeux world exploring memory and being forgotten.
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Closer Look: ZIG

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: April 10, 2017

ZIG combines ZZT's simplicity, MegaZeux's power, and Super ZZT's lack of interest from the community. Exploring ZIG and all its releases!
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Closer Look: Doom

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: March 21, 2017

You're trying to say you like DOS better than me, right?
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Closer Look: Oaktown

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: March 12, 2017

So much promise. So little ammo.
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Closer Look: Yapok-Sundria

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Feb. 25, 2017

Rancid meatloaf and cans of V8.
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Closer Look: ZZTer Comics

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

Over 1000 ZZTer produced comic strips now available on the Museum of ZZT!
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Closer Look: Aceland

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Jan. 23, 2017

MEEEEOOOOOOWWWWW (You microwaved a cat)
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Closer Look: Frost 1; Power

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Jan. 9, 2017

ZZT's best looking game is also it's furriest.
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Closer Look: Nightmare

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Dec. 31, 2016

Hello, mortal. I am the Sandman. And you are my prisoner.
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Closer Look: Virus 302: Special Edition

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Dec. 19, 2016

I [Dr. Dos] made a bad game when I was 10 and I made it worse when I was 13.
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Closer Look: Turmoil

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Dec. 10, 2016

"I've checked your bacground in the space marine database. you have an impressive record."
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Closer Look: MST3K

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Nov. 27, 2016

Just repeat to yourself, "It's just a game, I should really just relax"
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Closer Look: Smiley Guy

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Nov. 20, 2016

Part human, part machine, all weird.
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Closer Look: The Underground Bugtown of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Nov. 13, 2016

This game is slightly confusing!
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Closer Look: CAT, CAT, THAT DAMN CAT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Oct. 29, 2016

One cat's journey to find their missing owner... or food
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Closer Look: The Lost Monkeys

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Oct. 23, 2016

Travel from island to island in search of Alex and Daisy in this charming and colorful adventure.
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Closer Look: Merbotia

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Oct. 8, 2016

HEY, MOM, THE BED RAN AWAY AGAIN, you shout. -- It's Merbotia, a short and humorous adventure by Sonic256!
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Closer Look: Pop

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 28, 2016

A surreal adventure game about escaping from a dimension where gods observe the curious and watch their attempts to escape.
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Closer Look: 640x350x16 A History of ZZT's Graphics

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 18, 2016

Exploring graphical evolutions and revolutions in ZZT's text mode worlds.
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Closer Look: Deep December

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 11, 2016

Coke machines, urban warlocks, and a hero with a baseball bat ready to brave NYC's subway system.
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Closer Look: The Making of The Ruins of ZZT

Author
: Dr. Dos
Date
: Sept. 5, 2016

The first ZZT game of 2016, made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare
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