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  • Blog Post: Slot Machines - Small Basic Featured Program

    In LitDev's April Challenges: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3b975ffc-cbfd-407c-ab95-74912e57c65d/challenge-of-the-month-april-2015?forum=smallbasic We had the... Game Challenge Write a slot machine game - pull the handle, spin the wheels and win win win. Jibba Jabba...
  • Blog Post: Sudden Death - Featured Small Basic Game

    Special thanks to Coding Cat for whipping up a fun little game in the March Challenges. Coding Cat submitted this community challenge: Community Suggestion (By Coding Cat) Easy: A real time countdown lock. Hard: Using the countdown clock as a theme for a game. Here's the game...
  • Blog Post: Moon Lander - Small Basic Featured Programs

    Today I'd like to introduce 'moon lander' type programs that came from Challenge of the Month - October 2014 . The challenge was: Game Challenge Write a 'moon lander' type program. All these moon landers are controlled by arrow keys. Have fun! LEM by Coding Cat Program ID TQL943 Here is...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Text RPG - Conquer the Underworld!

    Check out this funny text-based RPG from Dinomite07 : BDB469 - Text Based RPG You're going to have to take out some zombies. I think we should do an RPG for a future Small Basic Challenge. - Ninja Ed
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - 3 Simple Games

    Here are 3 text games from Dinomite07 . These were school assignments! XMC288 - BlackJack SBN038 - Rock Paper Scissors LGB100 - Guessing Game Good examples of basic text games you can make with Small Basic! Enjoy! - Ninja Ed
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming: Game AI

    Three days until yesterday, I had participated in the Game Programming Workshop 2014 at Hakone in Japan. I saw many presentations about many kind of games such like chess, shogi, Go, Reversi, mahjong, magic chess, Are You a Werewolf?, Xiangqi, Connect6 and so on. Many of the presenters have discussed...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Air Hockey Game

    Both in Challenge of the Month - July 2013 and Challenge of the Month - July 2014 , the challenges of air hockey game was presented. Through this challenges, I wrote KLB414-4 for an year. [W] key and [S] key are for the player 1 (left side) to move the mallet, [O] key and [L] key are for the player 2...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Shooting Game

    In Challenge of the Month - August 2013 , there were following two challenges. Game Challenge Write a DuckShoot game. Interface Challenge Write a fancy Game Opening screen for DuckShoot game - see above. At that time, I tried only opening. Today, I will introduce new DuckShoot game as...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Vertical Scrolling Game

    I wrote an article about Vertical Scrolling Game. That was one of challenges of the month - May 2014. At that time, I made a vertical scrolling game named Turtle Dodger. Today, I'd like to introduce the new version of this program ( QZN342-4 ). Main The main part of this program calls four subroutines...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Sugoroku like game

    This program is also from an article in Small Basic Forum Help with Small Basic program posted by Rahul Yedida . The question was " I am trying to make a Monopoly game in Small Basic TextWindow. I have declared the 2d arrays for the squares, chance and community chest. What should my game loop be like...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Separation Between Data And Procedure

    Last week, I introduced a text adventure game. If I expand the game story of that manner as in the program, the program will have a lot of If statements and Goto statements. Today, I will introduce rewritten program with less If and Goto statements. The updated version is published as FCD758-1 , Main...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Text adventure

    Once I have answered a question in Small Basic Forum by Jeffrey SWHS about Text Adventure Game . At that time, I made a sample text adventure program. That program ( FCD758-0 ) is not completed. But I will explain about the program this time. And until the next time I'd like to refine and upgrade this...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Let's start with RPS game

    I'm going to write about game programming in Small Basic for several weeks on this blog. For the first time, I'd like to pick up simple text base RPS (Rock-Paper-Scissors) game. Main loop This code is the main loop of this game. Lines 4-6 are one game. And While condition is always "True", so...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Resources for Game Programming

    Microsoft Small Basic program language is for learning programming. If you've already understood programming, you may would like to start game programming. Today, I'd like to introduce some resources for game programming in Small Basic. TechNet Wiki Articles Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics - shows...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Being Part of a Game Dev Team?

    Today, I'd like to pick up a thread from Small Basic Forum. The title is " Being part of a game Dev team? ". This topic is raised by Zock77 with his first question: " Anyone around interested in being part of a game Dev team? Like something that may go further than just the SB community? " Zock77...
  • Blog Post: SBJump - Small Basic Featured Program

    A platform game SBJump has been produced by Coding Cat through Challenge of the Month - May 2014. Coding Cat said "Lots of time spent polishing the look and feel of the game, and organizing the code so it is as easy to follow as possible". Updated version: BCL208-6 The previous import ID...
  • Blog Post: SideScroller - Small Basic Featured Program

    Last month's challenges had vertical scrollers and so this month I suggested a platform type game. Here is the challenge: Game Challenge We have had the vertical scrolling game last month, so now it's the platform game. The challenge is to have some stationary platforms at varying heights...
  • Blog Post: Vertical Scrolling Games

    In Challenge of the Month – April 2014 , we’ve got 5 vertical scrolling games as game challenge entries. The challenge was as follows. Game Challenge Write a vertical scrolling game with obstacles that appear from above and move down. The player must dodge the obstacles by using...
  • Blog Post: Dodge Ball... Colorful, Colorful, Colorful Dodge Ball - Small Basic Featured Game!!!

    New game from OzJerry ... It's a submission for the Game Challenge in the forums . It works better in offline: GNQ946 This simple game is fantastic! I love the death animation and the fading-in Game Over words! Enjoy! - NInja Ed
  • Blog Post: Featured Small Basic Game - NaochanON's "Dodge This!!!"

    Here it is: http://smallbasic.com/smallbasic.com/program/?TWN285-0 New game from NaochanON ! This is coming out of the April Challenges: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4b6d8884-b177-49b3-a676-3d208fa62ae7/challenge-of-the-month-april-2014?forum=smallbasic Game Challenge...
  • Blog Post: The Adventures of BARREL APE in Small Basic World!!! - by Nonki

    First, it started with the Small Basic monthly challenges from LitDev: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/221d14e0-bd05-4ac2-923f-79da577f8bf1/challenge-of-the-month-march-2014?forum=smallbasic Amongst those challenges is the Game Challenge: Game Challenge Write a simplified...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Game - Death Valley by GoToLoop

    From Jibba Jabba... "I'd like feature GoToLoop 's conversion of "Death Valley" for the TextWindow. It's a classic piece of code that demonstrates advanced use of the TextWindow producing an informative code sample and very playable game. It uses multi-threading (parallel processing) to "overcome...
  • Blog Post: 4 Color Pattern Game - Small Basic Featured Program

    This game came from the December Challenges here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/39673f2b-1f37-465e-9401-c66455aff42a/challenge-of-the-month-december-2013?forum=smallbasic Game Challenge Write a clone of the Simon game. From NaochanON : Wednesday, December 04...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Four Circles - Small Basic Featured Game

    This came from the November challenges: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/eb13e8a4-4826-4709-8b49-3767ea9df415/challenge-of-the-month-november-2013?forum=smallbasic Game Challenge Write a clone of the Connect 4 game for 2 players (or harder using AI to play against the PC). ...
  • Blog Post: YAMP (Yet Another Maze Program) - Small Basic Featured Game

    It doesn't run in the Web Browser, so you'll need to import it to run it locally (ID RKF190). It's a simple maze generator (game!!!) which Kensig created simply as an exercise to try out Small Basic. You can see it load and get the code here: http://smallbasic.com/smallbasic.com/program/?RKF190...
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