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BattlesnakeOfficial/rules

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Battlesnake rules and game logic, implemented as a Go module. This code is used in production at play.battlesnake.com. Issues and contributions welcome!

CLI for Running Battlesnake Games Locally

This repo provides a simple CLI tool to run games locally against your dev environment.

Installation

Download precompiled binaries here:
https://github.com/BattlesnakeOfficial/rules/releases

Install as a Go package. Requires Go 1.18 or higher. [Download]

go get github.com/BattlesnakeOfficial/rules/cli/battlesnake

Compile from source. Also requires Go 1.18 or higher.

git clone git@github.com:BattlesnakeOfficial/rules.git
cd rules
go build -o battlesnake ./cli/battlesnake/main.go

Usage

Example command to run a game locally:

battlesnake play -W 11 -H 11 --name <SNAKE_NAME> --url <SNAKE_URL> -g solo -v

For more details, see the CLI README.

FAQ

Can I run games locally?

Yes! See the included CLI.

How is this different from the old Battlesnake engine?

The old game engine was re-written in early 2020 to handle a higher volume of concurrent games. As part of that rebuild we moved the game logic into a separate Go module that gets compiled into the production engine.

This provides two benefits: it makes it much simpler/easier to build new game modes, and it allows the community to get more involved in game development (without the maintenance overhead of the entire game engine).

Feedback

  • Do you have an issue or suggestions for this repository? Head over to our Feedback Repository today and let us know!