This tutorial is provided to give you an understanding of how to program in the BASIC
All of the examples used in this tutorial are written for the BlitzBASIC programming
language. You can find yourself a copy of BlitzBASIC
here if you wish. However, some of these examples should 'work' in other BASIC
languages (with a little modification if necessary). Even if they don't work
perfectly in your favorite BASIC compiler, download the free demo of BlitzBASIC anyways and try them out with that
compiler. It's wonderfully easy to use and it's free for 30 days! Not to
mention that it's specifically designed for making video games, which is why I like it so
This website also includes lots of examples (and sort-of tutorials) on how to go about
making some of the more popular types of games, such as Tetris, for example. Check
out the links on the left for the examples. If there are no links to the left, click
on Show Index to reload the page.
We've recently added a forum as well for anyone
that wants to ask specific questions on anything they've found on this website. And
if you're feeling generous, feel free to answer other peoples questions in the forum.
This tutorial is always a work in progress...
So, either help yourself to one of the examples or references on the left, or
let's begin with the tutorial...