Wordle is everywhere, except on TRS-80’s. The TRS8BIT 2022 competition aims to change that.
It has two tracks called Beauty and the Beast.
Beauty entrants will make their own version of Wordle for the TRS-80. They’ll be judged on how fun and pretty they are. It doesn’t need to support the full dictionary so you can concentrate on looks. Use whatever language you like for the job: BASIC, assembly, C, COBOL, etc.
Beast entrants will tackle the problem of squeezing all 12960 5-letter words of the dictionary into a TRS-80. This is for assembly language programmers only. The smallest blob of program and data will win. Download the contest.zip file for the full details (available from the downloads page at www.trs-80.org.uk). It has the word lists and specific requirements for “Beast” entries, details on how Wordle works for Beauty entries and even a bare-bones example program in Z-80 assembly to get you started!
The organizers say they will be tickled pink if they get a Beast so small it’ll work on a 16K machine! Are you up for the challenge?
Fire up the Model 1, 3 or 4. Bring forth the awesome power of a Model II, 12 or 16. Dazzle us with CoCo 1, 2 or 3 graphics. Make it portable on a Model 100 or affordable on an MC-10. Heck, if you write it for a Model 2000 they’ll figure out how to run it. All entries will be judged by the hosts of the TrashTalk Podcast, and should be sent to Mav at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is 21:00 hrs GMT, on November 24th, 2022.