"Write a game in 10 lines of BASIC!"
For the fourth time this is the motto of the programming contest on the occasion of the retro computer meeting NOMAM. In the years 2011 and 2013 the BASIC Tenliners compo was a small internal competition and the programs were made live at the meeting. In contrast, in 2014 contributions from all over the world came. And only one contribution was produced live at the meeting. Over ABBUC and AtariAge forums the incredible amount of 40 games from Australia, USA, Chile, Poland, United Kingdom and Germany rolled in.
This year we want to give the competition a new impetus by opening it; both in terms of legal systems, as well as with regard to authorized BASIC dialects.
Authorized BASIC dialects:
Atari BASIC (A8)
Turbo BASIC XL (A8)
Altirra BASIC (A8)
OSS BASIC XE (A8)
OSS BASIC XL (A8)
Commodore BASIC V2 (C64)
Simon's BASIC (C64)
Commodore BASIC 7.0 (C128)
Locomotive BASIC 1.0 (Schneider CPC)
Locomotive BASIC 1.1 (Schneider CPC)
Other BASIC dialects and computer systems are approved under the condition that the contributions will be presented by the programmer on the original hardware at the NOMAM (04.11.) in Lübeck.
Even if the fun of programming and the competition should be in the foreground, but a few rules are needed.
Contributions are accepted in three different categories:
Program a game in 10 lines (max. 120 characters per logical line, abbreviations are allowed)
Program a game in 10 lines (max. 256 characters per logical line, abbreviations are allowed)
On 04/11/15 a programming assignment is made, which must be resolved within 2 hours
- No reloading of data or program parts
- Call of machine language programs are prohibited
- POKEing is allowed (eg change the DL, PM-graphic)
- Deadline: Saturday 04/11 at 9 pm (Central European Summer Time) (Remote posts: Wednesday 04/08, 9 pm)
- Voting: Saturday 04/11 at 11.30 pm, then awarding
- Together with the program a text file should be submitted with the program description and instructions
- The programmers agree to the publication of the programs, the description and the instructions by the organizer
- Only physically Attendants may vote
- Remote contributions, however, are permitted provided they are received by Wednesday, 04/08 at 9 pm at GKANOLD-ät-GMAIL dot COM