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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
May 15, 2021
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World created using the ZIG engine. https://museumofzzt.com
Topics: ZIG, Parody
Software Library: ZZT
Sep 5, 2020 Brad Detchevery
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This is a digital re-construction of my Laser 386SX machine from the years 1992-1998.
Topics: retro, 386, laser, PC, PC Cline
Software Library: ZZT
Jun 29, 2020 Lua.org, PUC-Rio
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This is an online demo of Lua 5.4.0, compiled from the source code available here . This demo was compiled for MS-DOS on the Intel 80486 processor. Lua will automatically start in interactive mode, but the luac utility is also included. The DOSBox emulator mounts the environment to drive C:. Copyright (c) 1994-2020 Lua.org, PUC-Rio. Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal...
Topics: programming, lua, lua 5, lua 5.4, lua 5.4.0, ms-dos, 80486, i486, intel 80486, intel 486,...
Software Library: ZZT
Apr 17, 2019 bitbot
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Ball Buster is a 64k intro using the ZZT engine that runs on MS-DOS PC or DOSBox and was released in 2019 by Nanoco. It is based on the popular arcade games Breakout and Arkanoid. The total world and executable size is 65,536 bytes.
Topics: ZZT games, Breakout, 64K intro
Software Library: ZZT
Nov 27, 2018 bitbot
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Keyboard is a 64K intro using the ZZT engine that runs on MS-DOS PC or DOSBox and was released in 2018 by Nanoco. Keyboard features all 72 keys, 9 drum pads, visualization, level meter and a sample playlist that supports up to 64K of music in a single board! The total world and executable size is 65,536 bytes.
Topics: ZZT games, keyboard, 64K intro
Software Library: ZZT
Oct 16, 2018 bitbot
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Pac-Nam is a 64K intro using the ZZT engine that runs on MS-DOS PC or DOSBox and was released in 2018 by Nanoco. Pac-Nam is based on Amazing Maze, Pac-Man and Devil World. The total world and executable size is 65,536 bytes.
Topics: ZZT games, Pac-Man, 64K intro
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 14, 2018 bitbot
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Tennis is a 64K intro using the ZZT engine that runs on MS-DOS PC or DOSBox and was released in 2018 by Nanoco. Tennis for ZZT is based on Tennis for Two, the first interactive analog computer game and Tennis, for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The total world and executable size is 65,536 bytes.
Topics: ZZT games, Tennis, 64K intro
Software Library: ZZT
Jul 18, 2018 bitbot
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Overlap is a 64K intro for ZZT that runs on MS-DOS PC or DOSBox and was released in 2018 by Nanoco. Overlap is based on classic arcade racing games like Night Driver, Pole Position, Out Run and Rad Racer. The total world and executable size is 65,536 bytes.
Topics: ZZT games, Racing, 64K intro
Software Library: ZZT
Jul 13, 2018 Rabbitboots
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A 2018 ZZT adventure game.
Topic: zzt
Software Library: ZZT
Apr 28, 2018 Rabbitboots
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Conversion of the Bitsy game Maze Minders to ZZT.
Topics: ZZT, Maze, Conversion
Software Library: ZZT
Mar 28, 2018 Dr. Dos
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Window Fragments: A short ZZT game about exploring old computers By Dr. Dos, created at 32,767 feet while flying from Minnesota to Washington in about 2 hours. There's not much to it, and the writing is all very stream of consciousness.
Topics: zzt, ms-dos, games
Software Library: ZZT
Jun 12, 2017 John Thyer
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A ZZT videogame by John Thyer. You can play my other games at farawaytimes.com .
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Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 28, 2016 bitbot
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Game created using the Super ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 24, 2016 bitbot
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ZZTV is a community project started by Dark FLR in 1998. ZZTers can create and contribute channels, which are small ZZT worlds that can contain any kind of content the author wishes: previews of upcoming games, artwork, minigames, stories, etc... These channels are traditionally given names that begin with the "#" symbol (e.g., "#bakedcheese"). All of the channels are sent to the person in charge of ZZTV; the project leader is then responsible for compiling the contributions...
Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
Oct 26, 2015 bitbot
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, RPG
Software Library: ZZT
Feb 17, 2015 Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: KNIGHST.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Nov 9, 2014 Jorge Nuñez
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ATLANTIS.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Feb 4, 2014 Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PLATON2.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
Jan 7, 2014 CatouttaHell
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: santa's lil helper.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
Mar 28, 2013 Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ARCH.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Jan 24, 2013 Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PlatoCav.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Trippy
Disk Magazines
Dec 13, 2012 Commodore
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
Nov 18, 2012 @lpha
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: TMQUEST1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Nov 16, 2012 @lpha
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: TMQUEST1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Oct 8, 2012 RCV
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Jun 29, 2012 Weaselfeathers
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: EVILSTAN.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
May 14, 2012 WiL
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: nyan.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 3, 2011 starbrand
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: kramer.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 3, 2011 starbrand
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Series of games created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PROFQ.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 23, 2010 Wayward
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: quiet1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Apr 9, 2010 Greasemonkey
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: LIFECOLL.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Engine
Software Library: ZZT
Feb 23, 2010 Nixon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SLIDER.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
Feb 23, 2010 Nixon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: BOULDERD.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
Jan 11, 2010 Archangel
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SECTOR-9.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, Action
Software Library: ZZT
Nov 2, 2009 EBT Studios
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Oct 13, 2009 Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: CATCAT.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Sep 25, 2009 Drake Wilson
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PREPOSTM.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Engine
Software Library: ZZT
Sep 19, 2009 Nixon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: MF.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Engine
Software Library: ZZT
Sep 19, 2009 Lynx
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Diggaman.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Sep 19, 2009 Lynx
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Pathways.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
Jul 2, 2009 Caspar
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Robots2.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
May 5, 2009 voighdt
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ruffianfluzzt.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Feb 14, 2009 astral
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: rvnfall.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, RPG
Software Library: ZZT
Jan 30, 2009 Shane Nielsen
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: chowder.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
Dec 31, 2008 Various
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: clbrnth1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
Dec 17, 2008 Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: CHALENGE.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Oct 11, 2008 Robert Pragt
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Milo.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Sep 11, 2008 Drong
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Algorithm.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
Sep 9, 2008 Clarence Yojimbo
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: TDoGiE_2.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 14, 2008 Various
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: pancake.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 9, 2008 CJA
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: BACONC2.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 9, 2008 Nupanick
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Compilation of games created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: nanopack01.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Jul 19, 2008 Asiekierka
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: akaasee.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
May 18, 2008 gingermuffins
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: agh-oops.txt
Topic: ZZT utilities
Software Library: ZZT
Apr 25, 2008 EvilMario
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: An Idiot's Guide to Magic.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Apr 24, 2008 Viovis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: dictum.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
Apr 24, 2008 q2k2k
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: quake2.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Apr 13, 2008 Aeris
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Algorithm.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
Apr 1, 2008 Nupanick
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Portal.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Sci-fi
Software Library: ZZT
Mar 15, 2008 Zenith Nadir
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: mandatory text file.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
Mar 14, 2008 CJA
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: NUEROQST.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
Feb 23, 2008 Dr. Dos
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Own.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
Jan 22, 2008 gingermuffins
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: eli_artcol.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Jan 9, 2008 Fungahhh
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: MADTOM2.TXT
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
2008 gingermuffins
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: elis_h.txt Hint file: elis_h_h.txt Walkthrough: elis_h_w.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
Dec 29, 2007 Fungahhh
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: MADTOM.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Dec 2, 2007 Victor Vandenhazel
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Void.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Nov 12, 2007 Jonathan Duerig
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: BRAIN.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Oct 25, 2007 La Roche
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Acequia_fix.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Story
Software Library: ZZT
Oct 12, 2007 David Newton
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Crime.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
Oct 1, 2007 Viovis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: bogart.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
Sep 24, 2007 QR Leon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: YIEPIPIPI.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Story
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 16, 2007 Vik
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Nitemare.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 16, 2007 Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SOLARWAR.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG
Software Library: ZZT
Aug 7, 2007 Nova
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Update.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Engine