I might have remained interested in FreeBASIC but the maintainers didn't seem to care about the upkeep of the original QBasic style graphics api. Now it's basically just C with BASIC syntax sugar...doesn't feel the same to me anymore. PICO-8 (and also Love2D) make me feel a bit more like I did as a kid with QBasic now because the apis for these things have a digestible enough surface as to be similar in complexity. Plus, Lua has a few keywords in common with old BASIC dialects, and PICO-8 adds even more (like POKE, PEEK, CLS, PRINT, LINE, PSET, RECT, etc.).