You have an option to run simple test games locally on your computer. To do so, download the app. Use of the app will allow you to test your strategy in an environment similar to the environment of a testing game on the site, but without any restrictions on the number of games created.
When you start the app, you will see a config screen. You can select strategies participating in the game and configure some game settings. If you want to test your strategy, select TCP player, and then start your strategy. By default port 31001 is used. After successful connection, you will be able to start the game.
You can save the config to a file, and then run the app with
--config <file> option, bypassing this config screen. Other available options are listed when using
Keyboard controls in the app:
Controls for the keyboard player: