Russian AI Cup — open artificial intelligence programming contest. Test yourself writing a game strategy! It’s simple, clear and fun!
The seventh Russian AI Cup championship is named CodeBall. You are to program an artificial intelligence to control a team of robots playing CodeBall. Your strategies will compete with each other in the Sandbox and the championship. You can use any of programming languages: C++, Java, C#, Python, Rust, Kotlin or Ruby. The Sandbox is already open. Good luck!
We welcome both novice programmers — students and pupils, as well as professionals. Writing your own strategy is very simple: basic programming skills are enough.
Begin from the Quick start quide. Writing a simple strategy is not hard at all!
Round 1 is over. In total for 2 parts each strategy has played 84 times.
Unfortunately, there was an issue with on of the participants (leloy) who did not make it into Round 1 despite high place in the Sandbox. So, we have decided to automatically promote him to Round 2. Also, since number of participants must be even, there will be 302 participants in total in Round 2 (301 of which will be top participants of Round 1).
If you do not get into their number, do not get upset. You still have a chance to get the T-shirt. For this, at the beginning of Round 2, you need to be in the top 60 Sandbox participants except for the mentioned 302 people. Within a few days we will add a special table, where everyone can track their progress.
And now begins the second week of beta test and also begins the hot time for adapting your strategies to the changed rules. Nitro is now available in the Sandbox games.
There is a little time left until Round 1 is starting!
It so happened that we could not get the planned 1080 participants. The main reason for this was the dates (holidays) and the complexity of the task. Unfortunately, we would not be able to start the competition as RAIC 2018 if not in these dates. We tried to approach this championship as responsibly as possible, although we thought that it could be like that. Although, according to numerous reviews, the game was liked by everyone, which we are happy about.
So, in Round 1, all or almost all of the strategies will take part. (The system is arranged in such a way that the number of participants in the tournament stage must be a multiple of the number of participants in one game.)
We remind you that the games of the stage will be played by waves. Each strategy plays exactly once for the wave. For the victory in the game, two points are given, for the defeat is zero, in case of a tie, both strategies will receive one point each.
We wish everyone good luck. But if you still did not manage to get into the treasured top 300, you can always go to Round 2 and even Finals from the Sandbox.
First, here’s a list of recent updates:
Besided, we created a survey, asking participants about moving the schedule. Your voice is important. The decision will be made on December 31.
The first week of the beta test came to an end. A lot of improvements and bugfixes have been made in this time.
Last update: there is now 32 bit versions of local runner for Linux and Windows.
Please re-download the latest version of language packs and various utilities. Please note that the complete rules of the game and language packs are also published on Github. There you will be able to track the changes and also to see a changelog.
We won’t make changes that could affect the behavior of the strategy in the game till the end of Round 1 and the beginning of the second beta week. However, we will continue to fix known bugs, and we reserve the right to change the mechanics of the game beyond the rules if we deem these changes necessary.
The rating of all participants in the Sandbox has been reset.
Good luck in matches!
Last few updates:
Beta test is almost finished, please report any bugs found to GitHub
Hello everyone! Half of the beta-test week has passed, so everything is about to start for real!
In the meantime, we have fixed a lot of bug, and we also have following updates:
Rules and language packages are published on Github. There you will be able to see the changes.
We are pleased to welcome all the participants of the Russian AI Cup: CodeBall 2018 open beta!
The beta test will run until 21:00 UTC on December23. Please note that at this time we can make a significant changes in the rules, scoring system and any other aspects of the championship. This week we will try to fix possible mistakes, optimize performance and make any other necessary improvements. The ratings will be reset after this week of beta.
Some links on the website are not working. We will fix it within a few days.
Good luck and have fun!