ZZT is a game creation system created by Epic Megagames' Tim Sweeny in 1990. The official release included 6 worlds, including the shareware world The Town of ZZT. It also included a built-in game editor, allowing for the creation of new games. Check out Z2 for more information about the original ZZT.
DreamZZT is an attempt to recreate the ZZT engine using more modern technology. DreamZZT project is currently available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Due to several techncial issues, Dreamcast builds are currently unavailable.
Here are some key features of "DreamZZT":
Some of the highlights of DreamZZT include:
· Animated water
· Custom font
· Debug console
· Load / save support
· Music and sound effects
· New torch effect
· ZZT-OOP interpreter
The following ZZT enemys are currently supported:
What's New in This Release:
· New features include an online leaderboard
· on-the-fly board compression
· an integrated editor
· new application and document icons
· digitized drum samples, and centipedes.