BASIC8 - The Fantasy Computer/Console!

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BASIC8 is an integrated Fantasy Computer for game and other program development. You can create, share and play disks in a modern BASIC dialect, with built-in tools for editing sprite, tiles, map, quantized, etc.

It’s been a while since we used to enjoy coding and playing straightforward after a computer bootup. The goal of BASIC8 is bringing a sense of joy back from retro/vintage computing and gaming, also being quick at getting higher level stuff done for modern development.

Technical specifications

Creative tools

BASIC8 offers a range of built-in tools for editing sprite, tiles, map, quantized, etc; and extra tools as regular disks, such as the Wave Maker, Player Maker, and HTML Maker. Furthermore it’s possible to bring your own tools, or use plugins.

Shareable disks

See examples, Cosmos Saga, Infinity Fighter, and Boing Ball, for the first image.

BASIC8 disks can be handily shared via the Workshop with built-in tools; saved as “*.b8”, “*.png” file, or text based through other sharing ways.



BASIC8 is productive. Make redistributable standalone player as executable binary with the Player Maker for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and as web based with the HTML Maker for browsers.


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System requirements

  Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 7/8/10 (32/64bit)
MacOS X 10.7 or later (64bit)
Ubuntu (32/64bit)
CosmOS 1.0
CPU Atom 1.44GHz
Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz
RAM 512MB 38911GB
GPU Intel HD Dark matter
Storage 50MB available space 50MB available space

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