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BASIC Computer Games: Microcomputer Edition Paperback – November 1, 1978
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That said, I have yet to find a better collection of old BASIC games, and this includes some classics, like Battleship, Conway's Game of Life, and Checkers. I would also point out that the book does a good job using very portable basic commands that are ubiquitous among the many versions of BASIC, which is nice.
FYI This entire book is legally available online at the AtariArchives site. The copyright owners released some of their rights so it could be scanned and placed online.
All of these are great classics deserving to be ported to different micros, APIs, and programming languages. I'm porting a couple of these to Arduino just for kicks.
By the way, I don't work for Microsoft - when I was Junior in high school (71-72) my computer science teacher suggested that each of us send David Ahl two programs (his limit) to be considered for publication. Both of mine ended up in the first edition of this book - "101 Basic Computer Games"(1973). This led to a lifelong interest in computers and technology. Forty years later I have a Ph.D in Information Systems and teach computing to the Y generation.
A special thanks to Mary Jones my high school teacher and David Ahl who provided the opportunity.
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