About JZT

JZT is a ripoff of uh, I mean a heavily-inspired homage to ZZT, a DOS-era adventure game created in 1991 by the legendary Tim Sweeney of Epic Megagames.

Like its inspiration, JZT is also a game creation platform that lets anyone to create their own JZT worlds. Unlike its inspiration, it runs in a web browser so you don’t have to download or install anything. Neat!

About Mark

Hey there! 👋🏻
My name is Mark. I'm a computer scientist and tinkerer living in Montréal, Canada. You can reach me on Mastodon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is JZT free?
Yep, totally free! No ads. No personal data collection. No catches or gotchas, it’s just a hobby, folks.
Can I play on mobile?
There are no touch controls, so if you’ve got a bluetooth keyboard or something for your phone, then technically yes? But you don’t have a physical keyboard for your phone, so in another, more accurate sense, no.
What browsers does JZT support?
JZT should run on the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Why doesn’t JZT play original ZZT worlds?
Because it’s not a re-creation of ZZT, just a heavily-inspired-by thing I made. It has a bunch of stuff that ZZT didn’t, and doesn’t have some stuff that ZZT did. If you want a 100% faithful ZZT experience, check out asie’s amazing decompilation efforts.
You should add X or fix Y!
Yeah, I probably should! For some context, though, I started this project in 2013 so that’s how fast I go. Still, drop me a line on Mastodon if you’ve got a bug report or feature request; slow doesn’t mean abandoned!
Is JZT open source?
Sure is! Check it out on GitHub.