The Punctuation People


In this platformer, Paul Paragraph is on a quest to rescue the punctuation people (that is, people who are various punctuation marks) from the Evil Copy Editor.

Upon encountering a few “jumping” engines in ZZT demo files, I immediately became obsessed with creating a Super Mario Bros.-like game in ZZT. Most of the enemies are patterned after classic Mario enemies, and the player can collect coins.

This was the first ZZT game I released that received much positive feedback from the ZZT community. Most of my subsequent games would also be engine games.

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