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DarkBASIC Pro Game Programming, Second Edition by Joshua R. Smith, Jonathan S. Harbour

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Foreword

My first memory of a computer game was a set of paddles linked to a black and white TV; the object of the game was to bat the ball past your opponent to score points. I was a child at the time, but I played those paddles to pieces. My first memory of a computer was the VIC20, the property of my uncle who would let me play it from time to time. You can guess what my Christmas present was. Due to the price my parents had to pay, it was my only present, and it was the biggest present I would ever get. It was my future in a box.

My childhood was spent playing computer games. Every so often I would write one. They were all terrible, but because ...

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