BASIC 10-Liner Programming Contest Begins

The BASIC 10-Liner Programming contest began today. For this year’s contest, the following are the rules laid out for the contest:

Legal systems:

All 8-bit computer systems

Authorized BASIC dialects:

All line orientated BASIC dialects are allowed

with a restriction in the category “PUR-80”

Since the jurors can not have the original hardware of all approved systems available, the system must be emulatable. The authors provide a recommendation for an emulator and briefly describe how to start the game. Additionally, they include a screenshot in jpg or png format or an animated screenshot in gif format

Category “PUR-80”:

Program a game in 10 lines (max 80 characters per logical line, abbreviations are allowed).
Attention: In this category only factory built-in BASIC variants 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)

Category “SCHAU”:

Code a program in 10 lines (max 256 characters per logical line, abbreviations are allowed)

The program can be a demo, a tool or an application program

Further rules for the aforementioned categories:

1. Loading of data or program parts from mass storage is not allowed

2. The 10 lines must not contain any machine programs

3. It is allowed to compile the program

4. All code must be visible in the listing: self-modifying code or hidden initializations are not allowed


5. Allowed are POKEs in storage locations


6. Deadline for submissions: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 6 p.m. CET


7. Award ceremony: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at NOMAM


8a. Voting by a panel of experts

8b. “Public’s Choice” special award. Give hearts to your favorites on BASIC 10Liners twitter account @Basic10L

9. The program must be submitted on a disk or tape image

10. The program must be listable


11. Together with the program a text file with the program description and instructions should be handed in, incl. short description of the start via emulator, additionally a screenshot in jpg or png format or an animated screenshot in gif format should be enclosed, also, you should include proof of this, which shows that the program does not have more characters than allowed in the category

12. For program descriptions and code explanations there can be up to 0.5 bonus points in the rating

13. The programmers agree to a publication of the programs, the descriptions and the instructions by the organizer

14. Send to GKANOLD-ät-BASIC10LINER dot COM, receive a confirmation per E-Mail or in the 10Liner Forum

There is a change in the presentation. A detailed overview of the submitted programs can be found at bunsen.itch.io. The information is presented in a reduced form on the homepage.

Every programmer can choose whether the program is published immediately or only after the deadline

Submitted programs that do not comply with the rules are summarized in the “WILD” category.

To participate in the contest, check out the main BASIC 10-Liner Contest Website at:
https://gkanold.wixsite.com/homeputerium/home

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