Create 2D Games for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It features the BlitzMax compiler, core BlitzMax modules, Max2D graphics module, IDE, debugger, sample code and documentation. Source code for all modules are included as well.
Blitz Max is a great programming environment to use. It supports Windows xp-8 (non-metro), Linux, Macintosh and with it's near code compatible counterpart Monkey allows a programmer to reach mobile devices based on Android and IOS.
I am currently using it to build Phoenix USC. :D I have been using it for years and found it to be very capable and just great for one man operations such as myself. The support is also wonderful on the BRL website with many coders willing to answer questions and offer advice.
10 out of 10!
Blitz MAX is much more than your average BASIC. Even though it seems simple, it can do SO much more. Not only do you get to create amazing CROSS PLATFORM 2D games, but with the correct mods, you can create 3D games as well. And it also comes with its own GUI development kit, so you can create software as well. This BASIC Ide can also import lua scrpts, and even C/C++ files!