My suggestion is not a game but the whole “class of dos basic games”. I remember reading about “programming” in a book and the I found out that on the computer is this qbasic thinggy. Oh man how many evenings I spent, trying to let my computer solve my math homework…
Also I remember the first time I was online. I heared about “Boards” and “forums” before. So one of the first things I typed into Yahoo was something like “qbadic forum für games Code”. QBasic was my first endeavor in the world of programming and will always have a special place in my Heard.
But to come back to the game part of this. I dont really remember one specific game. Just that there where maaaany different minigames. So I’d like to suggest a special eppisode to talk about this different games.
I’ve actually been trawling through the games on doshaven.eu recently.
There’s heaps of new(ish) games for DOS there, and a lot of them are made in some form of basic, so if we ever do this topic that would be a great place to find inspiration!
I remember back in the day messing around with stuff from a project called ABC: All BASIC Code. It’s mostly QuickBASIC stuff, and I think there’s some GW-BASIC and PDS (QB7) stuff in there too. There’s a complete dump of all the stuff from its nine(ish)-year run on GitHub. That would be a good place to start if we’re doing this.