The MSX-BASIC Contest - 9th edition

The MSX-BASIC Contest - 9th edition

by ro on 27-09-2021, 16:49
Topic: Challenges

Turn on your MSX computer, it's time to smash some code for the 9th MSX-BASIC Contest edition. Hosted by MSXblog, this year's edition of the compo just took off and engages you to enter with pure MSX-BASIC lines of computer-code.

it can certainly be considered a tradition, the MSX-BASIC contest that started in 2008, loops through its 9th iteration this year. The first run was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the MSX system and resulted in no less than 20 entries. A good start, you might say. The compo is an idea of José Andrés, better known as Konamito. With the MSX-BASIC contest, participants can submit their homebrew BASIC game and win some prizes.

The 9th edition's rules state that only MSX-BASIC version 1.0 can be used. Pure and simple. The only allowed exception to this is the use of MSX-BASIC-KUN with cartridge extension. The BASIC game program must work on at least one first-generation MSX with 64 KB of RAM. The exact rules can be found right here. There's a Spanish and English version of that, as the contest is international. Which means great fun, because anyone can join!

For guts and glory, for 8-bit pleasure, boot up your MSX-BASIC and get creative. You've got until February 2022. GO!

relevant link: MSX-BASIC contest information page

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Comments (5)

By mzoran

Master (133)

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03-10-2021, 10:44

This sounds like fun, no machine code whatsoever. I'll give it a try.... Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By sergarbes

Expert (97)

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04-10-2021, 09:41

Cool contest and with MSX-BASIC. I'll will give a try too...

By shalafi

Resident (43)

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05-10-2021, 20:29

Feel free to send entries early on. We do accept updates, and I am happy to give pointers on the coding, if you want that type of help.

By Konamito

Paragon (1037)

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05-10-2021, 23:56

Thanks for sharing the news!

We hope that MSX people get on the MSX-BASIC boat!

By Pencioner

Scribe (1460)

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06-10-2021, 13:20

Question: in the rules there's a statement "Plagiarism or copies (in whole or in part) of other existing games will be immediately disqualified" - does it apply to MSX games only?

I mean, cases:

- game which was never on MSX but was available on ZX Spectrum/Atari/etc
- game which was never on MSX but was available on modern platform, like MS WIndows game/Adobe Flash game/Javascript in-browser game/mobile phone game

would it be disqualified? (statement is not clear about that imho)