Among the many microcomputers on the market today some are designed more for scientific or control purposes while others are more suitable for great graphics and games. The ATARI micro-computers 400 and 800 belong to the second group.
The ATARI computers provide many possibilities to create on-the-screen-graphics and also to produce almost any sound effect.
The two features — graphics and sound — are exactly what's needed to program computer games.
This booklet provides ideas on how to create your own computer games.
This booklet deals primarily with BASIC examples. However, for very advanced programs, BASIC may be too slow; consequently, such programs should be written in machine language. But since not everybody knows how to program a 6502 microprocessor, we have included only one example in machine language at the end of the book.