a.k.a. Monthi

What have you created with ZZT, or related to ZZT?

As far as I can recall, Sivion was the only game I ever worked on in ZZT.

When you think about ZZT, what games come to your mind and why?

Mission: Enigma has always been my favorite, if the title screen of Sivion ZZT v2.00 is any indication.

Have you created any games outside of ZZT?

I worked on some games in QBasic, MZX and Verge, but I never finished any of them.

Do you have any artistic pursuits other than making games?

I like to draw cartoons and produce music from time to time.

What are you up to, lately (in life, generally)?

Iím in the Army now, and I mostly play video games in my free time.

Has your experience with ZZT or the ZZT scene made any sort of lasting impact on your life?

Yeah, although I canít exactly say how much different I would be if I hadnít found ZZT.

What works of non-ZZT art have inspired you the most?

That question is also hard to answer as there are so many different sources of media that I have drawn inspiration from.

Do you have any interesting stories to relate about ZZT or the ZZT scene?

The feedback I received when I released the first version of Sivion was staggeringly overwhelming and consequently fueled a lot of the motivation I had over the years. Donít underestimate the power of praise!

Do you plan to create any games in the future, with or without ZZT?

Itís always a possibility, but nothing specific at this time.

Anything else you'd like to add?


- June 2006