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A Crazy Australian Man Made This Crazy Video Game In QBASIC

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.


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