Small Basic Game Programming – Bowling Game

I wrote a bowling game program for Challenge of the Month – March 2017.  So, today, I’d like to introduce how to write a bowling game in Small Basic. Create Images At first, I made two images – pin and ball.  I drew them with PowerPoint shapes, grouped them and saved as picture files. Draw Rough Game…

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Small Basic – January & February 2016 Challenges!!! (Card "Snap" Game, Slalom Skiing Game, Gravity Ball, Holiday Calendar, Countdown, Pathmapping, Background Color, & File Management)

Challenge of the Month – January+February 2016 Click here to participate: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/32e9fde9-7d4e-481e-979e-e73afcae38f6/challenge-of-the-month-januaryfebruary-2016?forum=smallbasic These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you…


Small Basic Featured Game: Small Block Builder v.0.1.1

Small Block Builder is a Small Basic game in the open explorative style of Minecraft. It is created by Bluegrams. It’s been updated, so let’s dig into that update! This forum thread is about the game Small Block Builder. Small Block Builder is a Minecraft-like block building game where you can build your own world out…

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Featured Games: Small Block Builder & Triple Six!

Today’s blog features 2 awesome games coded by Bluegrams. You can download the games from these 2 links: Small Block Builder  &  Triple Six! I’ve just played both these games and the game play is spot on and the GUI’s leave nothing to the imagination. Bluegrams helps the user drill straight into the game play…

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Batting Practice – Small Basic Featured Program

Today, I will introduce a game posted on a Small Basic forum thread Nominate games (or other programs) here to get featured on our Blog! (PART 3). The game is Batting Practice written by Cody_M.  He just started learning how to program this year and made a game called Batting Practice (VNT440). It is his first…

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jadamelio’s Weekly Program Feature – WireFrame Maze

  Back in 2013, Ed wrote a blog post about Old Basic Coder’s 3D Maze and Ray Caster Maze. These programs inspired the “Small Basic Community Challenge: Want to turn this 3D Maze into an RPG?” that resulted in some great discussion and additions to the maze.I’d like to take a look at similar program, Pathdrc’s…

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Dragon Versus Turtle – Small Basic Featured Game by Nonki

Here is the latest version of the game: HMP803-5 Move mouse to rotate Turtle Click to throw a star targeting Dragon’s head You can throw 10 stars at a time   This game comes from Small Basic Community Council member, Nonki Takahashi. Website: nonkit.com/en/                                             Biography: I am an amateur programmer.  I used…


Turtle Maze versus Hangman – a case for seamless sharing.

A lot of Small Basic programs use “Assets” in order to work, e.g. images, sound and text files. Key to Small Basic’s effectiveness is our ability to share code and programs. At present the sharing of code is seamless but the sharing of programs may not be. To demonstrate the difference I use the 2…

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Small Basic – Thar Be Dragons!!!

Over in the May challenges from LitDev: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/49548117-105e-4f79-b20f-709901f5784e/challenge-of-the-month-may-2015?forum=smallbasic   I suggested some dragon games:   Community Suggestion (By Ed Price) Write a Dragon Game. It can be any game where you try to slay a dragon, whether it is a text-based game, graphical, or a combination. You could also make the dragon the hero.   …


Slot Machines – Small Basic Featured Program

In LitDev’s April Challenges: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3b975ffc-cbfd-407c-ab95-74912e57c65d/challenge-of-the-month-april-2015?forum=smallbasic   We had the… Game Challenge Write a slot machine game – pull the handle, spin the wheels and win win win.     Jibba Jabba submitted this beauty: Here’s my Slot Machine solution: JPT105  It uses some .au sound files so these may not run on some pc’s.   You…