This week's featured sample comes from Jeff Sidlosky. It is a star field simulation - you know the one where it appears like you're moving fast through space, with stars whizzing past you.

```' Star-field simulation
Initialize()
Main()

Sub Initialize
GraphicsWindow.Title = "Super Star Field!"
GraphicsWindow.Width = 640
GraphicsWindow.Height = 480
GraphicsWindow.BackgroundColor = "black"
GraphicsWindow.PenWidth = 0
GraphicsWindow.Show()

num_stars = 200

For index = 0 To num_stars
NewStar()
EndFor
EndSub

Sub NewStar
Array.SetValue("star_x", index, Math.GetRandomNumber(100) - 50)
Array.SetValue("star_y", index, Math.GetRandomNumber(100) - 50)

' Pick a random z depth
z = (Math.GetRandomNumber(50) / 100) + 0.50

Array.SetValue("star_z", index, z)

' Start with a dark color and save our shape
GraphicsWindow.BrushColor = "DimGray"
Array.SetValue("star_shape", index, GraphicsWindow.AddRectangle(2, 2))
Array.SetValue("star_color", index, 0)
EndSub

Sub Update
For index = 0 To num_stars
z = Array.GetValue("star_z", index)
x = (Array.GetValue("star_x", index) / z) + 320
y = (Array.GetValue("star_y", index) / z) + 240
shape = Array.GetValue("star_shape", index)

' Next z position
z = z - 0.02

If(x < 0 Or x > 639 Or y < 0 Or y > 479 Or z <= 0) Then
GraphicsWindow.RemoveShape(shape)
NewStar()
Else
' Check if we should make the star brighter
If(z < 0.4) Then
If(Array.GetValue("star_color", index) = 0) Then
GraphicsWindow.BrushColor = "White"
GraphicsWindow.RemoveShape(shape)
shape = GraphicsWindow.AddRectangle(2, 2)
Array.SetValue("star_shape", index, shape)
Array.SetValue("star_color", index, 1)
EndIf
EndIf

GraphicsWindow.MoveShape(shape, x, y)

Array.SetValue("star_z", index, z)
EndIf
EndFor
EndSub

Sub Main
' Run forever
While(1 = 1)
Update()
EndWhile
EndSub
```

And here's the screenshot! The picture really doesn't do justice. Try this program on your copy of Small Basic to experience the real deal.

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