Skip to content
Tournament engine for allowing little AI robots to do battle
Ruby Shell
Find file
Latest commit 0d113ab Jun 18, 2012 @mattwynne Merge pull request #3 from chrismdp/master
Maze game addition for tournament


Robot Tournament

Robot Tournament is easist to install and run with Ruby Version Manager (RVM).. Please Install RVM if you don't already have it. See

Create and use the 'robot_tournament' gemset

rvm --create gemset use robot_tournament

Install Bundler

gem install bundler

Install the bundle

bundle install

Robots are built by programmers and have to conform to a simple protocol:

  • uploaded as zip file
  • zip file contains a single folder in the root from which the robot will take it's name
  • the folder contains an executable file, 'move' which will be called by the tournament engine when the robot needs to make a move

See the features for examples, or the folder 'examples'

Use the following command to create and start a tournament:

./bin/create_tournament --name "battle royale" --rounds 5 --duration 10 --game rock_paper_scissors

You will also need to run

./bin/kick --repeat

Start the server like this to view the output


You might also want:


Turn up your speakers :)

The idea is to practice and encourage the XP principle of 'release early, release often' by rewarding early competitors with points.

People Who've Run This Session

If you run a session, please send a pull request with a link to a write-up.

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.