What is Byte Arena?
Byte Arena is a gaming platform for developers where you have to code the brain of an agent.
What's an agent?
An agent is a piece of code that is able to communicate with Byte Arena using an API.
An agent perceives its environment, makes decisions, and takes actions to reach its objectives.
How is this even a game?
We find it both stimulating and fun to make things and learn new stuff in the process, while challenging other players doing so; we hope you do too.
What does it look like?
Once your agent is coded, you can watch it play against other players agents in your browser.
Here's what it looks like:
The beta and its limitations
Byte Arena is not finished yet. We're currently on a beta version of things.
Ultimately, you'll be able to push your agents on bytearena.com to compete with other players.
During beta, the online platform will not be available; however, you can still train, debug and run your agents on your own computer using a simple command line tool we provide.
Further reading / watching
- Understanding vectors - The coding train
- Autonomous agents and steering behavious - The coding train
- Our Lightning Talk at Reactive Conf #2017
Asking for help
Alternatively you can drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are @byte_arena on Twitter.
We also have a Slack; ask us here ByteArena/community#2 for an invite.