The Asimov Awards



There will be two categories, one for "Interpreted" and another for "Compiled" programs. Additional categories may be created if considered convenient.
You can send your program in DSK or similar format to If your program can't be made available in such a format, let me know, and we will try to figure out something.
The programs will be evaluated based on the "end product" not on the difficulty of creating it, or limitations imposed by the author.
This means, for example, that writing a program in Assembler does not give you any extra points compared to writing one in a high level language. Also, writing a program that will fit in 1 KB, will not give you any extra points compared to one that uses all the available memory. However, targeting a wider range of hardware will give you a marginal advantage. For example, a program that runs in a stock 4 KB CoCo will have a small advantage over one that is just as good, but requires a 32 K, Extended Basic.

To be eligible for the A.A., a program must:
  • Run in a Color Computer 1, 2 and/or 3.
  • Have been finished after April 23rd, 2019.
  • Be submitted for review before September 10, 2020.
  • The program may require additional hardware, as long as that hardware is or was commercially available. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Sound Carts, like the Sound/Speech Cartridge, Orchestra-90, GMC, CoCo PSG, etc.
  • 512Kb/1Mb/2Mb RAM expansion boards.
  • CoCoVGA
  • CoCo SDC
  • H.D. adapters
  • 6309 CPU

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