Questions tagged [king-of-the-hill]

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 [code-challenge].

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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 cell,...
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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 can ...
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Red vs. Blue - Pixel Team Battlebots

This contest is officially over. The Blue Team won! I autoran two sets of 50 battles and amazingly, Blue won all 100 of them. Looking at the stats, it is clear that the cooperative entries of ...
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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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What Doesn't Kill Me…

Overview This is a bot battle to see who can survive the longest. These bots increase their power by being attacked, though, so you need to think carefully before you shoot. Each turn, you can ...
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Formic Functions - Ant Queen of the Hill Contest

Watch live | Active answers | Add new answer | Chat room | Source code | Leaderboard New tournaments whenever needed. New players and new updates very welcome. Not actual game footage. Each player ...
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The Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Tournament of Epicness

Most Recent Leaderboard @ 2014-08-02 12:00 ...
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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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BrainF***edBotsForBattling - A Brainf*** Tournament

All bots at the battle arena suddenly got brainfucked and no one can explain why. But who cares as long as they are still able to fight - although Brainfuck is the only language they understand ...
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KOTH: A world-wide pandemic

Final results are here ! Introduction In 2042, the world has become overpopulated. Globalization, overcrowding, new lifestyles and a global lack of hygiene has caused a new pandemic to spread. ...
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The Futuristic Gun Duel

The Background Future In the year 2017, you and your opponent will face off in a futuristic gun battle where only one may survive. Are you experienced enough to defeat your opponent? Now is the time ...
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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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King of the Hill - Spacewar!

If you've ever played Spacewar!, you know it was a fun game. If you haven't, know this: it was (and is) one of the very first and most important computer games. And it's still fun! The clone I grew up ...
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Art Attack KoTH

Entries are now closed. Any new entries or edits will not be counted in the final run. Join the chat! Challenge Try to fill the canvas with as much paint as possible. Be careful of other bots that ...
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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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A game of dice, but avoid number 6

Tournament over! The tournament is now over! The final simulation was run during the night, a total of \$3*10^8\$ games. The winner is Christian Sievers with his bot OptFor2X. Christian Sievers also ...
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Honest Rock, Paper, Scissors

Many people consider RPS to be a game of chance. If both players play unpredictably, the best strategy is to play randomly. However, let's introduce a bit of predictability to it. Each bot will have ...
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It's Life, Jim, but not as we know it

You probably know Conway's Game of Life, the famous cellular automaton invented by mathematician John Conway. Life is a set of rules that, together, allow you to simulate a two-dimensional board of ...
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Robot Roulette: High stakes robot gambling

Final Standings +----------------------------------+---------+---------+---------+----------------------------+ | Name | Score | WinRate | TieRate | Elimination ...
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Codémon, I choose you!

Your kindly neighbour, Doctor Tree, just gave you three magical creatures called Codémon. There's a battle tournament in the nearby town of Colorville. Are you the very best, like no one ever was? ...
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Four-Man Standoff

4-Man Standoff Description You've somehow found yourself into a four-way standoff. A loaded gun rests in your hands, and some grenades are hooked on your belt. The objective is to have the most ...
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Save the last bullet for yourself

The contest is now over. Coward is the winner. You can watch the last match here. Suddenly zombies appear! OH NOES! In this king-of-the-hill challenge, you must create a bot to survive the zombie ...
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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye

This king-of-the-hill challenge is based off of the game show, Weakest Link. For those unfamiliar with the show, the crux of this challenge deals with who you vote off: If the other players are ...
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Gold Collector KoTH

Note: The survey for community favorite will be released soon In this KoTH, the aim is to be the last bot alive. Coins will be placed in random areas, and your bot must get the coins first. If a bot ...
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Battle of the Fellowships KotH

In this challenge, you are going to create a Fellowship with the goal of defeating all other fellowships in battle. A fellowship (team) consists of 3 characters. Each character moves independently ...
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Stack Exchange Stock Exchange - V3

NOTICE: This challenge is now closed: I will no longer be updating the leaderboard and will not change the accepted answer. However, you are free to run the controller and update the leaderboard ...
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Let's Play Mafia!

Mafia (also known as Werewolf) is a party game that plays roughly like this: The game begins on day 0. After every day n comes a night ...
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Block Building Bot Flocks!

The contest is over! Intro This is an interactive king-of-the-hill contest where the controller is fully contained in a Stack Snippet at the bottom of the question. The controller automatically ...
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Let's play Meta tic-tac-toe!

Lets play a game of Meta tic-tac-toe! This is a king-of-the-hill tournament of Meta tic-tac-toe. The rules of Meta tic-tac-toe are as follows: All of the regular rules of tic-tac-toe apply. There ...
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The Cake Cutting Contest

It's my 17th birthday and you're invited to my party! And as always at parties, there will be cake. One cake... And you need as much of it as possible. As this is a fair party, each of us will ...
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Strategic Voting, The Game

One of the most common voting systems for single-winner elections is the plurality voting method. Simply put, the candidate with the most votes wins. Plurality voting, however, is mathematically ...
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The Ultimate Samurai Showdown

Notice: This king-of-the-hill challenge has completed. This means that the green checkmark, which has been awarded to C5H8NNaO4 for their entry The Observer will not be moved to any new answer. ...
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Splix.io - King of the land

You are an enterprising dot who wants to increase the land under its control. This is quite simple - travel outside your current land and loop back into your land and everything in that loop is now ...
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Noisy Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma

In this challenge, you will play the noisy iterated prisoner's dilemma. The Prisoner's dilemma is a scenario in game theory where there are two players, each with two options: cooperate, or defect. ...
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Stack Exchange Stock Exchange ~ Revised [closed]

Background You are all traders for a slightly less than reputable stock firm. You all are part of a group of traders who focus only on one specific stock. Each hour each trader has a chance to Buy X ...
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Snowball Fight KoTH!

Results (May 22 2017 21:40:37 UTC) Master won 18 rounds, lost 2 rounds, and tied 0 rounds Save One won 15 rounds, lost 3 rounds,...
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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 ...
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The Game of Towns

Introduction The game takes place in a small world with different towns. The rulers of the towns hate each other and would like to rule the world. The people are divided into two groups, warriors and ...
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What's wrong with public variables?

Code Bots I hate private and protected variables. I just want to access anything and everything! If you are like me, then this challenge is for you! Write a bot that works together in harmony with ...
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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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First-price sealed-bid auction

Final Result The competition is over. Congratulations to hard_coded! Some interesting facts: In 31600 out of 40920 auctions (77.2%), the winner of the first ...
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Dollar Bill Auction

This is a KOTH challenge for the dollar bill auction game in game theory. In it, a dollar is being sold to the highest bidder. Bids go up in increments of 5¢, and the loser also pays their bid. The ...
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3D: Discrete Dogfighting Duel (Now open to non Java submissions)

UPDATE: isSuicidal() was added to the plane class, this allows you to check if a plane is on an irreversible collision course with the walls!! UPDATE: updateCoolDown() separated from simulateMove() ...
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Programming Pac-Man

Programmin' Pac-Man Setting You play as Pac-Man. You want to collect pellets, fruit, and power pellets before anybody else, all while avoiding ghosts. Rules Every valid Pac-Man will be in a ...
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That's BS! (card game)

BS is a card game where the object of the game is to lose all of your cards. A game consists of four players and a 52-card deck. Each player is randomly dealt 13 cards. Normally, cards are labeled 2 -...
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Morra, the Noble Game of Kings

Background The game of Morra is a simple game. In the "original" version, several players simultaneously throw out a number 0-5 with their hands while guessing the total sum of everyone's hands. ...
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Team of The Hill!

This challenge was inspired by @HelkaHomba's excellent challenge Red vs. Blue - Pixel Team Battlebots. That challenge was probably the best one I've seen on this site. Ever. My challenge is still a ...
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King of the Hill - Firefighters

It is a dry summer in the prairie. The four farmers in the area realize that they can corner the market on corn by burning their neighbors crops. But they need a strategy for doing so; that is where ...
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Smallest unique number KoTH

Create a bot to choose the smallest unique number. (Based on a psychology experiment I heard about many years ago but haven't been able to track down again.) Rules Each game will consist of 10 ...
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KOTH: Every coin has two sides

Final results available Introduction After my previous KOTH with heavy themes (fantasy war, worldwide pandemic...), I'm back with a new lighthearted game. This time, you are facing off in a "board ...