FORTRAN Computer Games

Type-in Programs in BASIC

In the 1970s and 1980s, type-in programs were fairly common for 8-bit home computers, and a vast number has been published in books and magazines, usually small games written in BASIC.

BASIC Computer Games

David H. Ahl’s BASIC Computer Games from 1978 is probably the most popular publication of its kind, and the first computer book to sell a million copies. Today, most are long out of print, but have thankfully been archived in various places. With some effort, the sources can be ported to FORTRAN.