King-of-the-hill indicates a game where the submissions interact with and compete against each other in some form of game. Competitions which pit programs against each other without interaction should rather use [tag:code-challenge].

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3D: Discrete Dogfighting Duel

UPDATE: updateCoolDown() separated from simulateMove() UPDATE: non-Java entry wrapper available for testing, see comments The simulateMove() function of the Plane class was slightly modified so it ...
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The Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Tournament of Epicness

Most Recent Leaderboard @ 2014-07-30 01:30 +-------+---------------------+-------------------------+----------+-------+-----+------+------+----------------+ | Pos # | Author | Name ...
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Caveman Duels (or: Me poke you with sharp stick)

Caveman mad. Other caveman take stick but stick was for me. Caveman fight! Description Caveman need sharp stick to stab other caveman. Other caveman also try to stab with sharp stick. Caveman ...
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Slime: The Territory War

You are a glob of slime. Naturally, being slime, you want to ooze over as much area as possible. But there are 3 other slimes who want to do the exact same thing. Who will be the superior slime? ...
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Save the last bullet for yourself

Suddenly zombies appear! OH NOES! In this king-of-the-hill challenge, you must create a bot to survive the zombie apocalypse. Or at least, hold out for as long as possible. At the start of the game, ...
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Let's have a tank war!

Let's have a tank war! Partially inspired by Destroy Them With Lazers Objective Your task is to control a tank. Move around and shoot other tanks and obstacles in the 2D battlefield. The last tank ...
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Battle for the Petri Dish

In this challenge, you must design a species of single-celled organisms to fight to the death in the petri-dish arena. The arena is represented as a rectangular grid, where each cell occupies one ...
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Good Versus Evil

Results - July 19, 2014 The current King of the Hill is Mercenary by user Fabigler! Keep submitting entries and knock him off of his throne! Click here to view the Scoreboard. Programs submitted on ...
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Survival Game - AlienWar

AlienWar This game takes place in a very crowded planet where aliens are the superior race. Your task is to create your own alien and beat all other. The Board It is a 2 dimensional board. The ...
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Design and Solve a Maze [on hold while sandboxing]

Your task is to play the roles of both characters in this scene from Inception. In it, Cobb gives Ariadne a challenge: You have two minutes to design a maze that takes one minute to solve. Some ...
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Hot Potato Salesman

Given a list of points, find the shortest path that visits all points and returns to the starting point. The Travelling Salesman Problem is well-known in the computer science field, as are many ...
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Prisoner's Dilemma v.2 - Battle Royale

In this question, a game was devised in which players would face each other off pair by pair in the Prisoner's Dilemma, to determine which iterative strategy scored the highest against others. In ...
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King of the Walls

Notice This challenge has ended and will not be re-judged, but feel free to post answers and test your program against the others with the Control Program! The aim of this challenge is to ...
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The Easter Egg Hunt on the Hill

Easter Egg Hunt Bot find egg before bunny find egg. Bot happy. Overview This is a king-of-the-hill challenge in honor of Easter and the Easter egg hunting tradition! Your bot has a vision of two ...
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Hunger Gaming - Eat or Die

Hunger Gaming - Eat or Die If you don't eat, you die. If you eat, you live (until you die). You will die, so try to die last. Overview There is an island populated with a herd of prey animals. You ...
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King of the Hill: Speed Clue AI

Speed Clue Cluedo/Clue is a classic board game with a compelling deduction gameplay component. Speed Clue is a 3-6 player variant that emphasizes this component by using only the cards. The result ...
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Survival Game - Create Your Wolf

The Board The Board is a two dimensional array of cells. Cells are populated by Animals. Every day, all Animals on the Board simultaneously make one move. If two or more Animals move to the same ...
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2048 king on the hill

We have been cloning 2048, analyzing 2048, but why haven't we played it yet? Write a 555 byte javascript snippet to play 2048 automatically, the best score after an hour will count (see scoring ...
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BattleBots: The Tournament

The results are in, the contest is over. The winner is arshajii's EvilBot with 14 wins ahead of Neo-Bot with 13 wins and CentreBot and LastStand with 11 wins each. Scores from the final run ...
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The Tic-tac-toe Games

Create a deterministic program to play nd tic-tac-toe with the other contestants. Your program should work when n (width) and d (dimension number) are in these ranges: nāˆˆ[3,āˆž)āˆ©ā„• ie a natural ...
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Build a deterministic Go AI

Here's an interesting problem I thought of the other day, which involves bits of code competing against other bits of code not just in a property that the code has, but by playing a game against those ...
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win a virtual fencing match (against your fellow stack exchangers)

WARNING: this is a fairly complex problem, in a king-of-the-hill combat style, with an added randomness to it, the best code may not always win. Please read all rules in full, as it is quite complex! ...
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Lowest unique bid auction

Thanks for all the entries, the deadline has now passed and the final scores are at the end of the question. Congratulations to PhiNotPi on a fairly comprehensive victory. This is a ...
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A BlackJack KOTH contest

BlackJack As I had a blast working on the original KOTH challenge, I wanted to come up with another one. For me, the fun of these AI challenges is in refining a comparatively simple bot ...
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1P5: Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma

This task is part of the First Periodic Premier Programming Puzzle Push and is intended as demonstration of the new king-of-the-hill challenge-type proposal. The task is the write a program to play ...