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A generic game bot for slack. Works for ping-pong (2, 4 or more players), chess, etc. Inspired by slack-pongbot, but more robust, generic and easier to improve and contribute to.
Create a new Bot Integration under services/new/bot. Note the API token. You will be able to invoke gamebot by the name you give it in the UI above.
SLACK_API_TOKEN=<your API token> foreman start
Start talking to your bot!
Shows GameBot version and links.
Politely says 'hi' back.
You can tell the bot that it sucks. But it will talk back.
Re-registers a user. This is automatic, but a user can unregister and come back with this command.
This command can also update a user's registration, for example after the user has been renamed. The bot notices user renames, but this may be necessary if the bot wasn't running during that operation.
gamebot register Welcome back Victor Barna! I've updated your registration.
You can also remove yourself from the leaderboard with
gamebot unregister me and re-register youself again with
The data is not removed, but the user will no longer appear in the leaderboards and cannot participate in challenges.
gamebot challenge <opponent> ... [with <teammate> ...]
Creates a new challenge between you and an opponent.
gamebot challenge @WangHoe Victor Barna challenged Wang Hoe to a match!
You can create group challenges, too. Both sides must have the same number of players.
gamebot challenge @WangHoe @ZhangJike with @DengYaping Victor Barna and Deng Yaping challenged Wang Hoe and Zhang Jike to a match!
Show elo at stake for each opponent.
gamebot challenge? @WangHoe Victor Barna challenging Wang Hoe to a match is worth 48 and 24 elo.
Accept a challenge.
gamebot accept Wang Hoe and Zhang Jike accepted Victor Barna and Deng Yaping's challenge.
gamebot lost [to <opponent> [with <teammate>]] [score ...]
Record your loss.
You cannot record a win.
Record your loss with a score, loser first.
gamebot lost 5:21 Match has been recorded! Wang Hoe crushed Victor Barna with the score of 21:5.
You can record scores for an entire match.
gamebot lost 15:21 21:17 18:21 Match has been recorded! Wang Hoe defeated Victor Barna with the scores of 21:15 17:21 21:18.
You can record scores for a match you have already lost.
gamebot lost Match has been recorded! Wang Hoe defeated Victor Barna. gamebot lost 15:21 21:17 18:21 Match scores have been updated! Wang Hoe defeated Victor Barna with the scores of 21:15 17:21 21:18.
You can record a loss without a challenge.
You can also record scores and record lost matches without a challenge including with multiple players.
gamebot lost to @WangHoe @ZhangJike with @DengYaping 5:21 Match has been recorded! Wang Hoe and Zhang Jike defeated Victor Barna and Deng Yaping with the score of 21:5.
gamebot draw [score ...]
Draws a challenge, records a tie. All other players will also have to draw to record a match.
gamebot draw Match is a draw, waiting to hear from Victor Barna. gamebot draw 2:2 Match has been recorded. Victor Barna tied with Zhang Jike with a score of 2:2.
You can also record scores and ties without a challenge.
gamebot draw to @VictorBarna Match is a draw, waiting to hear from Victor Barna. gamebot draw 2:2 Match is a draw! Wang Hoe tied with Victor Barna with the score of 2:2.
You can also record scores and have multiple players.
gamebot resigned [to <opponent> [with <teammate>]]
Records your resignation, which is a special kind of
lost without a score.
gamebot resigned Match has been recorded! Victor Barna resigned against Wang Hoe.
You can resign without a prior challenge.
gamebot resigned to WangHoe Match has been recorded! Victor Barna resigned against Wang Hoe.
Decline a challenge.
gamebot decline Wang Hoe and Zhang Jike declined Victor Barna and Deng Yaping's challenge.
Cancel a challenge.
gamebot cancel Victor Barna and Deng Yaping canceled a challenge against Wang Hoe and Zhang Jike.
gamebot taunt <opponent> [<opponent> ...]
Taunt other players.
gamebot taunt @WangHoe Victor Barna says Wang Hoe sucks at ping pong!
gamebot leaderboard [number|infinity]
Get the leaderboard.
gamebot leaderboard 1. Victor Barna: 3 wins, 2 losses (elo: 148, lws: 5) 2. Deng Yaping: 1 win, 3 losses (elo: 24) 3. Wang Hoe: 0 wins, 1 loss (elo: -12)
The leaderboard contains 3 topmost players ranked by Elo, use leaderboard 10 or leaderboard infinity to see 10 players or more, respectively. It also shows the longest winning (lws) and losing (lls) streaks of at least 3.
In case you want to see leaderboard in reverse order (which would be totally wrong but motivational for people at the bottom of leaderboard), specify a negative number or
gamebot leaderboard -5 1. Wang Hoe: 0 wins, 1 loss (elo: -12) 2. Deng Yaping: 1 win, 3 losses (elo: 24) 3. Victor Barna: 3 wins, 2 losses (elo: 148, lws: 5)
gamebot matches [number|infinity]
Displays top 10 match totals in the current season.
gamebot matches Victor Barna defeated Wang Hoe 3 times Deng Yaping defeated Victor Barna once
You can also get match totals for specific players.
gamebot matches @WangHoe Victor Barna defeated Wang Hoe 5 times Wang Hoe defeated Deng Yaping twice
Use matches 3 to see top 3 matches o matches inifinity to see all matches in the season.
Displays all outstanding (proposed and accepted) challenges.
gamebot rank [<player> ...]
Show the smallest range of ranks for a list of players. If no user is specified, your rank is shown.
gamebot rank @WangHoe @DengYaping 2. Deng Yaping: 1 win, 3 losses (elo: 24) 3. Wang Hoe: 0 wins, 1 loss (elo: -12)
gamebot promote <player> ...
Promotes other users to captain. Must be a captain to do that.
gamebot promote @WangHoe @DengYaping Victor Barna promoted Wang Hoe and Deng Yaping to captain.
gamebot demote me
Demotes from captain to a normal user. Must be a captain and the team must have other captains to do this.
gamebot demote me Victor Barna is no longer captain.
Display current team's info, including captains.
gamebot team Team _China_, captains Deng Yaping and Victor Barna.
gamebot reset <team id|team name>
Reset all users and pending challenges and start a new season. Must be a captain to do this and confirm by specifying the team ID or name.
gamebot reset china Welcome to the new season!
Display current season's leader and game totals.
gamebot season Current: Deng Yaping: 1 win, 0 losses (elo: 48), 1 game, 2 players
Display current season's leader, past seasons' winners and game totals.
gamebot seasons Current: Deng Yaping: 1 win, 0 losses (elo: 48), 1 game, 2 players 2015-07-16: Wang Hoe: 28 wins, 19 losses (elo: 214), 206 games, 25 players
gamebot unregister <player>
Captains can remove users.
gamebot unregister @WangHoe I've removed @WangHoe from the leaderboard.
Users that have left a Slack team can be removed by omitting the
gamebot unregister WangHoe.
gamebot set nickname [name]
Sets a nickname for display purposes.
gamebot set nickname John Doe
Unset a nickname.
gamebot unset nickname
Captains can set nicknames of users by using a Slack mention.
gamebot set nickname @WangHoe John Doe
Captains can unset nicknames, too.
gamebot unset nickname @WangHoe
gamebot set gifs on|off
Enable/disable GIFs for your team.
gamebot set gifs off GIFs for team China are off.
unset gifs is equivalent to
set gifs off.
gamebot set elo [number]
Set and resets the base elo for new seasons. Default is 0.
gamebot set elo 1000
gamebot unset elo
gamebot set aliases <alias|none> ...
Set additional aliases for the bot. For example you could upload a custom emoji for :pong: and set an alias for it.
gamebot set aliases pp :pong: Team China aliases are set to pp and :pong:.
Remove all aliases with
gamebot set api on|off
Enable/disable team data in the public API for your team and displays team API URL.
gamebot set api on API for team China is on! http://www.playplay.io/api/teams/57224e65bc526eac95bfe316
gamebot unset api API for team China is off.
gamebot set unbalanced on|off
Allow unbalanced challenges with different number of opponents.
gamebot set unbalanced on Unbalanced challenges for team China are on!
DM to show paid subscription information.
subscription Your trial subscription expires in 13 days. Subscribe your team for $29.99 a year at ... .
Captains are able to see credit card info.
subscription Customer since August 11, 2018. Subscribed to Slack PlayPlay (Yearly) ($29.99), will auto-renew on August 11, 2019. Invoice for $29.99 on August 11, 2018, paid. On file Visa card, email@example.com ending with 4242, expires 2/2022. Update your credit card info at ... .
gamebot unsubscribe [id]
DM to cancel a paid subscription.
unsubscribe Subscribed to Slack PlayPlay (Yearly) ($29.99), will auto-renew on August 11, 2019. Send `unsubscribe sub_DOvlBd1lETNimB` to unsubscribe.
unsubscribe sub_DOvlBd1lETNimB Successfully canceled Slack PlayPlay (Yearly) ($29.99).
Slack-gamebot implements a Hypermedia API. Navigate to the application root to browse through available objects and methods. PlayPlay.io's Gamebot is here, you can see dblock's current ping-pong elo here.
A team captain must opt-in serving data via the API with
set api on. The data served by the API includes team's Slack IDs, usernames and game stats.
We recommend HyperClient to query the API programmatically in Ruby.
Copyright and License
Copyright (c) 2015-2016, Daniel Doubrovkine, Artsy and Contributors.
This project is licensed under the MIT License.