Re-edited for further clarify:

http://box-256.com/ is an on-line game in which one codes in a form of assembly to solve the puzzles presented on there.

Can we ask questions on this site which are competitions based on the levels on http://box-256.com/ - such as "Who can solve the 'BIG SQAURE' level in the least amount of instructions?"

The reason I ask is because the contest is technically about how well the contestants can "play a game" but that game is to program in assembly so to me would seem on-topic.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Possible duplicate of What are programming languages? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 11:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PeterTaylor Thanks for the feedback, I have updated the question for clarity. \$\endgroup\$
    – Baldrick
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 12:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ I was going to write a follow-up comment, but got distracted. The other issue which seems to me to be mixed in with "What is a programming language?" is "Can I write a question which asks for answers in a given language?". Does that link answer your question? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 13:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ I feel like this question is a bit unclear, do you mean something like: "Could I create a challenge where one should write a program to output some box-256 assembly that would do some action in the game?" If that is what you mean I think the answer depends on their policies. It should be fine to ask something like that here unless box-256's owners are against it. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 13:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ Here it is: Related: manufactoria \$\endgroup\$
    – cat
    Commented Apr 15, 2016 at 1:15

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OK thanks for the input all, I think the answer here is that questions based on Box256 can be asked, I have asked one and it has sort-of-worked:

Box-256 Assembly - BIG SQUARE II

However there have been issues on how to score the answers so I am going to start another Meta question to come up with a fair and easily understandable scoring system.


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