Vindinium – An AI online contest
Vindinium is an ongoing programming challenge that revolves around Artificial Intelligence. Your task is to write a script, in your favorite programming language, which will decide how your hero will behave in the field. Your program will then fight with other users for a predetermined number of turns over who can gather more gold.
According to the rules:
Vindinium is a multi-player turn based dungeon crawling game. Each player has one hero that can move across a map. The objective is for players to amass the maximum quantity of gold during a predetermined number of turn. Players must take control of gold mines to produce gold; however, gold mines are protected by goblins. When a player defeats a goblin, he becomes owner of the gold mine and receives one gold per turn. Furthermore, the goblin now defends the mine against other players.
Heroes can fight each other. The survivor gets control of all his opponent’s gold mines. The killed hero is immediatly respawned with all his gold, but no mine.
A typical battle looks like this:
Pretty cool right?
Create your own hero.
You can head over to vindinium.org and create your own bot, using one of the starter packs for your favorite programming language. Good luck!