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ZZT game world licenses

This is a list of ZZT game worlds which permit at the very least free redistribution, split into a few categories:

  • Free cultural works - games which satisfy the criteria of “free culture”; for example, works under the MIT license, or CC BY/BY-SA licenses.
  • Freely redistributable - games which have clear language signifying that they may be freely distributed,
  • Non-commercial - games which have clear language signifying that they may be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes.
  • Controversial - games which satisfy one of the above categories, but have some objections preventing their free redistribution.

Free cultural works

Games

Name Author License Content warnings Description
David: Beast Wrestler PogeSoft CC BY-SA 4.0 Short action game
Metal Saviour Bia PogeSoft CC BY-SA 4.0 Action/engine-heavy sci-fi adventure game
The Quest for Coffee PogeSoft CC BY-SA 4.0 Short adventure game
Cyber Purge The Green Herring CC BY-SA 4.0 References to Nazi war crimes
(if in-game content filter is disabled)
Action/puzzle game

Other

Name Author License Content warnings Description
Demonstration World Tim Sweeney MIT Official engine demonstration world, originally bundled with ZZT.
Play-Pen PogeSoft CC BY-SA 4.0 Experiments collection.

Freely redistributable

Games

Name Author Terms Description

Other

Name Author Terms Description
Neil C. Obremski's Worlds Neil C. Obremski CC BY-ND 4.0 Assorted worlds compilation.
ZZTHIN PogeSoft CC BY-ND 4.0 Art collection.

Non-commercial

Games

Name Author Terms Description

Other

Name Author Terms Description

Controversial

Name Author Terms Issue
Game of XYZABCDE zzo38 Public domain Usage of trademarks and content from a fiercely protected franchise; license permits editing them out.

Discussions

Discussion

Aaron Black, 2021/07/01 21:32

Game of XYZABCDE – licensing issues (<1625034661.bystand@zzo38computer.org>; HTTP view)

Adrian Siekierka, 2021/07/01 22:43

The list is made with the intent of making people confident in the inclusion of them as part of software repositories and other such projects; as such, fangames and games with otherwise unauthorized references must be marked appropriately.

This list may become deprecated anyway, if the Museum of ZZT implements a License: field.

Aaron Black, 2021/07/01 23:55, 2021/07/01 23:55

I agree with what you are saying, and I am not disputing it.

Rather, I am saying that if someone might want to produce a modified version which gets rid of the unauthorized references in order that they can include them in software repositories and other such projects, I am willing to help with any questions someone has about the game if necessary (or maybe I will even do it myself later on; I don't know). One thing is knowing what to replace it with; other is to find anything else including minor things that might be worth correcting.

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research/zzt_game_license.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/28 08:55 by the_green_herring