Gunnar Kanold has officially announced the start of the 2021 rendition of the BASIC10Liners programming contest. BASIC10Liners is an annual 8-bit programming contest which allows authors to use any 8-bit platform and come up with their best 10 line program.
This years event marks the 10th anniversary of the BASIC10Liners programming contest and stands to be one of the best ever. People have been clamoring to get the event started and now it is a full go. The categories for the contest have been specified by Gunnar as follows:
Program a game in 10 lines (max 80 characters per logical line, abbreviations are allowed). In this category only factory built-in BASIC variants are allowed
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)
Category “SCHAU” or Wild:
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.
The BASIC10Liners contest has hundreds of participants each year and is actually one of the more competitive programming contests available to 8-bit programmers. There are a number of rules in for the contest which basically restrict the programs to pure BASIC of the respective machine being used. However, the results of the previous years participants have been quite spectacular.
If you are thinking of participating in this years event, keep in mind that the Deadline for submissions for the 2021 rendition of BASIC10Liners is Saturday, March 27, 2021, 6 p.m. CET. If you would like more information about the contest, check out the BASIC10Liners website at: