The FreeBASIC project is a set of cross-platform development tools initially created by Andre Victor, consisting of a compiler, GNU-based assembler, linker and archiver, and supporting runtime libraries, including a software-based graphics library. The compiler, fbc, currently supports building for i386-based architectures on the DOS, Linux, Windows and Xbox platforms. The project also contains thin bindings (header files) to some popular 3rd party libraries such as the C runtime library, Allegro, SDL, OpenGL, GTK+, the Windows API and many others, as well as example programs for many of these libraries. FreeBASIC is a high-level programming language supporting procedural, object-orientated and meta-programming paradigms, with a syntax compatible to Microsoft QuickBASIC. In fact, the FreeBASIC project originally began as an attempt to create a code-compatible, free alternative to Microsoft QuickBASIC, but it has since grown into a powerful development tool. FreeBASIC can be seen to ex
An excellent and unique 3D first person perspective space shooter. You are a wormhole defender in some space-like environment and must protect yourself from hostile objects that are being spawned from the center of two huge rotating rings that make the wormhole. Prompt Critical features great presentation and very slick game design overall. The graphics are excellent and atypical, although the total volume of it is rather limited, while the music and sound effects are great. I especially love the main track that accompanies the game. The gameplay is not on the level of visuals and sound, although it is intense and has a good replay value, with different difficulty levels, end boss and online scoreboards. The gameplay doesn’t have a clear learning curve, with some rounds ending up disappointing on pure chance, while some earlier resulting in much higher score leaving the player to question the value of experience in this game. Also, the fact that enemies and their projectiles almost always invade on your left side makes the gameplay feel somewhat one-sided and almost completely diminishes the usage of tactics. Still, the great technical achievements of Prompt Critical make it a much worthy download.