ZZT by Anna AnthropyZZT by Anna Anthropy

ZZT

byAnna Anthropy

Paperback | June 2, 2014

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In 1991, long before Epic Games was putting out blockbusters like Unreal, Infinity Blade, and Gears of War, Tim Sweeney released a strange little MS-DOS shareware game called ZZT. The simplicity of its text graphics masked the complexity of its World Editor: players could use ZZT to design their own games.This feature was a revelation to thousands of gamers, including Anna Anthropy, author of Rise of the Videogame Zinesters. ZZT is an exploration of a submerged continent, a personal history of the shareware movement, ascii art, messy teen identity struggle, cybersex, transition, outsider art, the thousand deaths of Barney the Dinosaur, and what happens when a ten-year-old gets her hands on a programming language she can understand. It's been said that the first Velvet Underground album sold only a few thousand copies, but that everyone who heard it formed a band. Well not everyone has played ZZT, but everyone who played it became a game designer.
Title:ZZTFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.33 inPublished:June 2, 2014Publisher:Boss Fight BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940535026

ISBN - 13:9781940535029

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