BASIC Computer Games

aka: BASIC Computer Games (Microcomputer Edition), BASIC Computer Games (TRS-80 Edition), BASIC Computer Spiele: Band 1 (Mikrocomputer Ausgabe), Basic Computer Games: Small Basic Edition, Jeux d'Ordinateur en BASIC
Moby ID: 63702
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BASIC Computer Games is a type-in magazine featuring a collection of roughly 100 games (and some non-games) written in the BASIC programming language. Initially released in 1973 for Mini-computers, later editions provided specific information for microcomputers. There are slight differences in listed games based on the edition and language of the release. The games run on Altair/Microsoft BASIC and the magazine gives instructions on how the games can be converted to other flavours of BASIC.

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  • Game Authors [thank you each and every one for creating your game in the first place]
  • Steve North (for working way beyond the call of duty transcribing modifying converting and debugging all the games in MITS BASIC a truly herculean task!)
  • John Lees (for assisting in the conversion effort)
  • Jim West (for listing and playing all the standard BASIC games from my timesharing accounts)
  • Teletype Corporation [for the loan of the 43 Teleprinter to do the listings and runs]
  • Bob Albrecht (for his continuing contribution to the world of computer games and for setting me straight as to who wrote what)
  • Dartmouth College [for recognizing games as a legitimate educational tool and allowing them to be written and played on the Dartmouth timesharing system]
  • Microcomputer Manufacturers [for putting computer games within the reach of every American in the comfort of their own home]

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Game added by vedder.

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Game added February 15, 2014. Last modified March 9, 2023.