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PICK THE STAR (10 liner) is a  game written in ugBASIC and that runs on various 8-bit home computers like ATARI 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64 and AMSTRAD CPC 664..

This game is a arcade game for one player. The player must pick mostly the stars that descend from the top of the screen, because they give to the player the higher score. In order to have a more quick binder, you can also take the circles (but you got less points). It is a self-competiting game. This game is designed for one player.

Click here to read the instructions on how to play.

This game joins the "BASIC10Liner" competition 2023

Since it joined this competition, the game itself is modest in size, and the given source code respects strong constraints on the length of each line (category: EXTREME-256) and it does not rely on third party libraries. 

The source code is available on this repository.


This cross-platform game would not have been possible without using ugBASIC : it is an isomorphic language and it has cross compilers that works on Linux and Windows, that directly converts high level algorithms into the assembly equivalent for the given CPU / computer.  

Developing for multiple platforms requires very little effort because the source does not have to be adapted. With a single source code you can obtain programs for multiple retro computers, even very different from each other. Moreover, each target can have a dedicated optimizer, which allows to achieve very interesting results while leaving the BASIC code fully readable. 


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PICK THE STAR (10 liner) for ATARI 400/800 (xex) 29 kB
PICK THE STAR (10 liner) for ATARI XL/XE (xex) 29 kB
PICK THE STAR (10 liner) for C64 (d64)
PICK THE STAR (10 liner) for C64 (prg) 49 kB
PICK THE STAR (10 liner) for AMSTRAD CPC 664 (dsk) 190 kB

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