Game Core (BBC Model B) -

Game Core (1985) (BBC Model B, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: BBCSoft/BBC Publications
BBC Software | BBCSoft/BBC Publications | BC Computers

Genre: Computer Programming Tutorial

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B

Release: Professionally released On Cassette

Available For:
BBC Model B

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))

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A tutorial based around the artificial intelligence involved when writing computerised board games. Includes three examples.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Jan 1985
Original Release Price: £10.95
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Richard Weber  

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What Is Game Core?

At the heart of games such as chess, draughts and noughts-and-crosses is a process that searches for the best legal move within a reasonable amount of time.

Game Core provides you with a version of this process that helps you to write simple and highly absorbing board games. Three such games (3D Noughts And Crosses, Reversi, Pentagon) are provided ready-made with Game Core, together with a fourth one (Don't Be Greedy) that is explained in detail as a tutorial model.

Game Core is ideal for you if you are devoted programmer interested in board games, or are a student of computing.

The documentation discusses:

  1. Game trees and strategy
  2. Speed of program execution
  3. Coding of boards, moves and pieces
  4. Variable usage
  5. Game Core routines
  6. Game-specific routines
  7. Writing a new game-playing program
  8. Suggested products - "Don't Be Greedy"


The games in Game Core are not loaded with the usual CHAIN command.

You should refer to the accompanying 32-page booklet for how to use Game Core.

Game Core is Item ID 38118 in our database. Last modified on Sunday 12th July 2020 at 12:50:28 AM.

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