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Software Library: ZZT

Tim Sweeney

ZZT is an ANSI character-based video game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney of Potomac Computer Systems which became Epic MegaGames in 1992. It remains a popular MS-DOS game creation system. ZZT itself is not an acronym for anything; its title was chosen so it would always appear at the bottom of newsgroup listings. It was later jokingly mentioned by Sweeney as being short for Zoo of Zero Tolerance, which has mistakenly become a popular belief.



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Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
by Zephyr
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Art, Engine, Minigame, Music
Software Library: ZZT
by Zephyr
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Art, Engine, Experimental, Other
Software Library: ZZT
by My Liver Hurtz
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ZBERT.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Zenith Nadir
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Toolkit, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Zenith Nadir
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Toolkit, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Zenith Nadir
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Toolkit, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Zenith Nadir
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Toolkit, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Zenith Nadir
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Zenith Nadir
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Toolkit, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Zenith Nadir
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Smiley13
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Shooter
Software Library: ZZT
by Dragonlord
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: z-out x.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by Barney9651; yenrab
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Shooter
Software Library: ZZT
by Barney9651; yenrab
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Shooter
Software Library: ZZT
by Scribbit
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: zwonk.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
by Scribbit
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: zwonk2.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
by Zan Butler
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: hints & stuff for ZAT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Andrew Maiman
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Aetsch
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ZIG was a ZZT clone created by Aetsch in the early 2000s with the goal of combining the simplicity of ZZT with the power of MegaZeux. ZIG is named as an abbreviation of "ZZT Inspired GCS" (Game Creation System). ZIG was ultimately short lived, and while there was some interest in it among the ZZT community of the time, only a few games were ever completed for the engine. The biggest issues which limited the engine's success were the lack of support for saving progress in games, and...
Topics: ZIG, Games, Game Creation Systems
Software Library: ZZT
by Lord Igsel
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: zmp.txt
Topic: ZZT art
Software Library: ZZT
by Carlos Barreto
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Magazine
Software Library: ZZT
by Carlos Barreto
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Magazine
Software Library: ZZT
by Carlos Barreto
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Magazine
Disk Magazines
by Carlos Barreto
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Disk Magazines
by Carlos Barreto
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Disk Magazines
by Carlos Barreto
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by Vampy
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Jotz
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ZZCityDK.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by ZZDevelin
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: artcastl.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by ZZDevelin
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: devartc1.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by ZZDevelin
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: dude.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Newt
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Adventure, Contest
Software Library: ZZT
by Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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Developed by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Released 1991 Platform DOS Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Official Site ZZT Perspective Top-down Genre Action, Puzzle Description A text-mode action/puzzle game, ZZT already comes with a variety of game worlds. However, the real appeal of this game is the level editor with its scripting capability, which allows the creation of an unlimited number of new scenarios, stories, characters, traps, machines, and anything else players can think of. From...
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Software Library: ZZT
by JMStuckman
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Engine
Software Library: ZZT
by Peterson Q. Finkeltipp
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: AFTERDAR.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Koopo
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by Brandon Streiff
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by goosedaemon
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World created using the ZZT engine. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by TheDaveC
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Other
Software Library: ZZT
by Joe Moone
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Misc.
Software Library: ZZT
by Tamon
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by JMStuckman
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: XMAS00.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Dr. Dos
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World created using the ZZT engine. ZZT Chrome is a tool that recreates ZZT's menus interfaces as board elements as well as providing information on how things like messages and scrolls are implemented.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Wong Chung Bang
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Help
Software Library: ZZT
by David Newton
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Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by David Newton
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Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by David Newton
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Crime.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by David Newton
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Crime.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by David Newton
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Crime.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Herbie Piland
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Help, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Herbie Piland
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Chronos30
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Chronos30
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Chronos30
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Chronos30
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Chronos30
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World created using the ZZT engine. The ZZT Encyclopedia was a community collaboration to share tips and tricks with ZZT-OOP for ZZT programmers to create better worlds. It documents engines for inventory system, sidescrollers, RPG battles; includes pre-fabricted common objects such as animated swinging doors and scrolling starfields; and explains some more technical and unusual mechanics of ZZT such as reading external files or capturing input on title screens before a game is even started....
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by GreaseMonkey; asie
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Magazine
Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Magazine
Software Library: ZZT
by Matt Williams
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Matt Williams
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Help
Software Library: ZZT
by Matt Williams
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Help
Software Library: ZZT
by Justin Tenuto
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Topic: ZZT utilities
Software Library: ZZT
by Steven Wade
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Chris Kohler
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ZZTLANES.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Sports
Software Library: ZZT
by Mike Smith
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Toolkit
Software Library: ZZT
by Nanobot
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Redmage
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme files: Movie.txt , About.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Help
Software Library: ZZT
by SMB
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Helios
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility