Learn authentic retro programming! Even if you never programmed before, you will quickly understand how to create simple text games and show your first sprite on a tile map. As an experienced programmer you can discover the full potential of retro hardware tricks!

LowRes NX is a simulated retro game console, which can be programmed in the classic BASIC language. It has its own technical specifications, but it's very much inspired by actual 8-bit and 16-bit game consoles. It doesn't only look and sound retro, but actually works like classic hardware.

LowRes NX simulates graphics, sound and I/O chips and makes their hardware registers accessable in its memory map. Although most of the features are available via simple BASIC statements, it's possible to program video, audio and I/O directly by accessing the memory.

Imagine LowRes NX as a handheld game console with a d-pad, two action buttons and a little rubber keyboard below a slidable touchscreen.

What’s New

Version 1.6

- Upload your programs easily to the website ("Share With Community" in share menu)
- Run programs from the website directly in the app and save them if you like ("Save To My Programs" in game menu)
- New and updated commands to simplify scrolling of big maps

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings
41 Ratings
Rigyogy ,

Hey, Timo, It’s Chris

This is a review on this app, yes, and a good one. This is an ultra amazingly amazing mega trillionallizeringamore coding platform! And to prove that I’m going to explain how many friends, games, and animations I’ve made on LowRes Coder. LowRes Coder used to be live as the best coding platform there ever was, passing over all others. Still, I’m a proud member of LowRes still and I always will be. The programs you make can be posted on a website so others can enjoy them too, so I’ll bring back now how much fun I used to have arguing with another rival user!😅 JUST KIDDING! This is about the coding, not all the friends and story’s I have! Anyways, thanks Timo for inspiring me and my cousin to grow to be successful and to be capable of anything in the virtual world. I thank you for you work and I always will treasure your apps as my 11, 12 and 13yr memories.

P.s: Never forget my text games

トニchan ,

Ichiban (#1)

Made from the best parts of LOWRES CODER, this is the NeXt (NX) generation from the original LowRes

Designed to emulate a simulated handheld gaming system (kinda like the old gameboy) it comes with character Sprite and background editors, and uses a BASIC programming that is similar LowRes uses.. but is actually more powerful than the original

EZ to use and learn for people not familiar with programming, it also has an advanced edge available for more experienced programmers with commands like PEEK and POKE. Advanced programmers can even create their own advanced tools to similar to the included graphic editors

With a frame rate of 60 FPS, the animation is smooth. Although this is more of a beta version, many more fun features are on the maker's list of things to be added :)

Where with original LowRes it may take as many as a few hours to make a nice game, with lowres NX and it's built in graphic editors, it's possible to make a nice game in minutes... once you learn how to use NX :)


It's Alfred ,

Best iOS Programming app out there

I've used the original since it came out. The LowRes language is so easy to learn and utilize that you'd think you can't make very complex things with it, but no. There are many complex shooter games, platformers, RPGs, and even some fantasy operating systems made by other users. This is by far the best coding app for iOS and it is also available on Windows and Mac. Definitely download this whether you are brand new, a hobbyist, or even an experienced programmer!


Timo Kloss
19.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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In-App Purchases
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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