Using bot programming game as student activity


#1

Hello everyone,

I would like to organize an event for my fellow physics students, centering around bot programming on CG. First, I will have to introduce CG with a simple puzzle, but then I think it would be fun for everyone to start working on a bot.

My question is: what is the “easiest” bot programming game on CG?
With “easy” I mean quick to explain the problem, having a straight forward goal and with a relatively low threshold to get into wood 2/1.

All other ideas for such an event are also more than welcome.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Well if its about physic, Coder strikes back could be nice, pretty easy to reach Gold and its even the bot tutorial with an extra wood league.


#3

Thanks! I didn’t expect such a clear answer to such a vage question.

I’ve been slowly working my way through the leagues, testing different strategies to see how many options there are for beating the bosses. I agree that it is pretty easy to reach Gold, if you know what you should focus on.

There’s only one thing I am uncertain about: it can take quite a while to get promoted to the next league after submit. Does someone have an idea what to do in the mean time?


#4

A partial list of what I do during those times:
Code cleanup and optimization, think of improvements, watch how your bot performs in the viewer, watch how opponent bots work in the viewer, watch what higher-ranked bots do (there’s a Last Battles screen accessible from the leaderboards), read up on other player’s strategies in the forums