simple living, careful thinking, collective fun
Starting a Warpchase match is now easier.
I have streamlined the process of starting a new match by removing game modes and other options (less is more).
You can choose Doubles (2 vs 2 competitive mode where each of the two programs control two bots) or Co-op (cooperative mode where all four bots are controlled by the same program).
I believe Warpchase is a deceitfully simple game with many possibilities for implementing complex strategies.
Thirty times per second, your bot just has to decide whether to press the button or not (calling one of the two Procedures WARPCHASE.ACTIVATE or WARPCHASE.DEACTIVATE), but it can base that decision on multiple factors (using some subset of the available Input).
Bots can make quick or considered decisions, trading off a larger amount of executed instructions against an increasingly out-of-date game state.
Choose your strategy, upload your program, and watch your most challenging match (computed on the server, a face-off between your upload and a top ranked program).
In the coming months I hope to find more players and help bring this programming game closer to the wide audience it deserves.
June 30, 2023
Warpchase, Prequel, GameBot.club