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Review by Underdogs:

One of the best game-related applications ever made, MegaZeux is a versatile Game Creation System (GCS) created by Gregory Janson, creator of acclaimed ZZT games Code Red and many more. Essentially a souped-up version of ZZT, MegaZeux lets you create top-down games using ASCII graphics and tracked music (via SoundBlaster). Everything can be done with a MegaZeux' simple programming language called Robotic. While it doesn't allow for the best graphics (it's in text mode, but you can edit the ASCII characters), MegaZeux is undoubtedly the most flexible GCS currently available. The strength of MegaZeux community, with hundreds of games available and dozens of fansites, attests to the program's versatility that truly stands the test of time. Best of all, in 1998 Greg Janson released the game under the GPL concept (basically "freeware" for laymen like most of us), which has greatly motivated many fans of the program to create better, more powerful versions that are compatible with Windows environment. Definitely a must-have for anyone who is interested in creating any kind of text-based games - two thumbs up!

Average Rating:8.87 [64 votes]
Designer:Gregory Janson
Developer:Software Visions
Software Copyright:Freeware
Theme:Design Tool
Related Links:DigitalMZX , Interactive Fantasies
More Info:Mobygames | The Web
System Requirements:DOS
If you like this game, try:ZZT, Kingdom of Kroz, NetHack
Thanks to...JZig 
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