Please feel free to introduce yourselves and enjoy this Sinclair BASIC 'Retro Coding' Jam.
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Welcome! I too caught the bug early and from the humble ZX Spectrum :)
Over the last couple of years I built some Speccy-inspired Android apps!
And yes, it's about having fun!
If you did some programing in the meantime, you'll tear your hair out by the limitations. I really got spoiled with all the elseifs, loops and whatnot ^_^
Great stuff! I will check it out when it's done :)
Sinclair BASIC is great for simple ideas. Imaginative approaches to the limits of Sinclair BASIC is a lot fun to solve and there's a great feeling when you get something that works really well.
That's admirable, starting out with old 8-bit machines so long after they stopped being a thing. How do you find the platform so far, seeing as you haven't grown up with its limitations the way I did?
Have fun and there is plenty of time of work on your ideas.
ZX81 is fun, I hope they are giving you one with 16k ram pack :)
Great stuff! Your entry doesn't need to complex...just have fun! :)
Sorry, no. For Lost in the Jungle I used a simple buzz, and all my previous Speccy games were silent. Could use a good source of sound effects myself.
2-3 Tones : higher Pitch followed by Lower Pitch...followed by longer Lower pitch
BEEP .2,-3:BEEP .3,-6: BEEP .7,-15
Congratulations! And celebrations!
Hi - Extra day added....as want to get the 'nearly-dones' to submit :)
It's okay, it happens. I'll be happy to try out your game whenever it's ready.
I think i just fished out last bugs. Will post link shortly.
BTW, where should i put .tap file so i can link qaop online emulator? I don't have my own ftp atm and it doesnt take google drive or dropbox shared files...
Afraid I never used qaop, went with JSSpeccy for my own games.
same thing. don't know where to host my files so jsspeccy can read them...
Oh, wow, this was totally worth the wait. Better presentation than any game that made it in the jam, smooth gameplay, and it's fascinating to see what backgammon used to look like seven thousand years ago. :P Congratulations!