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Reg Deadline:
August 1st

Submit Deadline:
September 1st

Tournament:
September






AIIDE Starcraft AI Competition

2016 Competition Completed!

The 2016 AIIDE StarCraft AI Competition has finished. Results will be announced at the 2016 AIIDE Conference.

Sample Bot Code - UAlbertaBot

Are you new to the StarCraft AI Competition? Want a fully functional bot to start with and modify? We have provided the UAlbertaBot as an open source project with full documentation which you can use as a good point of entry to the competition. If you do use the code however please uphold the spirit of competition and ensure you make significant modification to the bot before you submit it. We don't want multiple copies of the same bot competing :)

Overview

Welcome to the home of the 6th annual Starcraft AI competition which is organized by the RTS Game AI Research Group at the University of Alberta and sponsored by AIIDE - the AI for Interactive Digital Entertainment conference.

During this event, programs will play Starcraft Broodwar games against each other using BWAPI, a software library that makes it possible to connect programs to the Starcraft: BroodWar game engine.

The purpose of this competition is to foster and evaluate progress of AI research applied to real-time strategy (RTS) games. RTS games pose a much greater challenge for AI research than chess because of hidden information, vast state and action spaces, and the requirement to act quickly. The best human players still have the upper hand in RTS games, but in the years to come this will likely change, thanks to competitions like this one.

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