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Programming Contest for Astrocade?

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#1 ballyalley OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:59 PM

On March 26, 2018, I posted the following message to the BallyAlley Yahoo group:

Is anyone interested in having a programming contest for the Astrocade?

My ideas:

1) Program in machine language or BASIC
2) Short programs for a start
3) Program of any kind (game, demo, music, video art, etc).
4) Prize?  I've no idea.

Does anyone want to give this a go?



David Dibbern responded with:

My skills were fair back in The day, but I would be interested in a retro port contest.  A contest to make any retro arcade game that was not already done for the Bally, ported over .  I would even pay pal $10 for starting a prize fund for this.  We could get some cool retro games that we wanted to see ported but didn’t ever make it to the Astrocade



Thomas Burtell said:

This would be very interesting!  Programming has changed so much over the years and we all have gotten better.

I'm focusing on other stuff right now, but I'd definitely like to see this Bally-battle.  It's like what they do on StackExchange with "Code Golf".  You have to write the tightest code with the minimal of resources.

... back to lurking.



Is anyone here on AtariAge interested in a programming contest for the Astrocade, either in BASIC or machine language?



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