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: 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 Taking a look at a previously unpublished first game and its many flaws.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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Closer Look: Nextgame 33 - MadGuy's Reign of Terror

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 25, 2017
Summary
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
Summary
All Teen Cops Are Bastards. A lot of content warnings in this overshadowed and oh-so-edgy adventure
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Closer Look: Defender of Castle Sin

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 25, 2017
Summary
Defend Castle Sin from intruders both good and evil to keep an ancient portal sealed and secure
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Closer Look: Meet The Tardigrades!

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 15, 2017
Summary
A magical mystery tour of an odd cross between Star Wars and the Beatles
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Closer Look: School ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 4, 2017
Summary
A back to school special looking at what's considered the worst ever ZZT game
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Closer Look: Flower of Light

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Aug. 31, 2017
Summary
Quest for the mythical flower of light to cure your father's blindness
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Closer Look: Fantasy World Dizzy

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Aug. 18, 2017
Summary
An eggselent conversion of Codemaster's 1989 puzzle platformer
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Closer Look: Modern ZZT Editing With KevEdit

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 10, 2017
Summary
Because ZZT's Own Editor Is So 1991
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Closer Look: Nightplanet

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
June 24, 2017
Summary
The winner of the first ever 24 Hours of ZZT contest
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Closer Look: City of ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
June 19, 2017
Summary
Trust me and we will escape from the City
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Closer Look: Psychic Solar War Adventure Code Analysis

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 29, 2017
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
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
Summary
So much promise. So little ammo.
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