A Crazy Australian Man Made This Crazy Video Game In QBASIC
MARK SERRELS 8 APRIL 2013 2:30 PM
Black Annex is an action strategy game about corporate sabotage and infiltration. You manage your company?s resources, you deploy agents to murder, kidnap and obliterate your enemies. This in itself is a unique enough proposition to warrant some sort of headline on Kotaku, but you haven?t heard the best part: the entire game has been built, from the ground up, in QBASIC.
It actually looks pretty cool and not just ?cool for a QBASIC? cool. It looks ?regular? cool. If you had told me about this game, and just shown me the above trailer, I?d probably still be interested by virtue of the game?s interesting concept.
Black Annex has been created by Lance E. McDonald, an independent developer living in regional Australia. You can support the project on Steam Greenlight. We spoke to Lance, and we?ll be putting together a bigger look at the creation of this game in the future, but he informed us that he?s showing off Black Annex at PAX Australia. If you?re heading there, be sure to check it out.
burger2227 wrote:My bad, it looked like a revenge sort of game.
Is your's a clone?
A clone of what? Revenge? I don't even know what that is.
edit: Okay, I just downloaded Revenge and checked it out... no my game is not a clone of this or even remotely related or similar to it in any way. It's some kind of platformer? It's hard to tell because it just crashes constantly.
Is this game made in Qbasic or QB64? There is a difference!
If you made the game in QB64 then why is that never mentioned at your site? All I see is Qbasic mentioned.
QB64 can do much more than Qbasic can. It is a programming language with a C compiler that not only creates Qbasic programs, but programs that can use sound files, 32 bit color with alpha transparency, TCP/IP, multiple controller devices, USB printers and can use DLL and OS specific API libraries.