BASIC 10 Liner Contest 2019 Results

BASIC 10 Liner Contest 2019 Results

by ro on 02-05-2019, 14:25
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The Homeputerium programming challenge Basic 10liners 2019 has ended and the results are in. This years edition started on January the 30th and resulted in a load of entries, with MSX programs among it.

Many of us will remember the magical moment when they first ran the following BASIC program:

10 INPUT "What's your name ";a$
20 PRINT "hello ";a$

The computer just said my name! :RNFF:

From that moment on, we were captivated of what you could do with a computer. It was much easier in the 80s to take the first steps than it is now. Literally a few seconds after turning on the computer you could start programming. The BASIC language was in the ROM and a friendly "Ok" with a familiar cursor was waiting for you.

But, finally, assembler, PCs, IDEs, compilers, github and dockers came along. Programming has become a nice way for many to be able to pay for food, taxes and mortgages. But without BASIC, those people would have become accountants or ended up under a bridge.

The Homeputerium website organizes the BASIC 10 Liner Contest every year with the following categories.

  • Category "PUR-80": Program a game in 10 lines (max 80 characters per logical line, abbreviations are allowed).
  • Category "PUR-120": Program a game in 10 lines (max 120 characters per logical line, abbreviations are allowed)
  • Category "EXTREME-256": Program a game in 10 lines (max 256 characters per logical line, abbreviations are allowed)

This year, 3 MSX programs participated in the contest. These are:

Unlike the 2018 edition, where MRC member NYYRIKKI came in second, the 2019 results of this compo does not include any MSX in the top-3. Never the less, it is good to see MSX on the list.

relevant link: BASIC 10liners 2019 results
relevant link: Download the entries for free.

originally submitted by Thom

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By zett

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05-05-2019, 10:38

yeah! i love basic! great stuff. we need a basic compo. just basic and 1 64k max gfx file.