Monday, April 16, 2007

Core war

"Core War (or Core Wars) is a programming game in which two or more battle programs (called warriors) compete for the control of the MARS virtual computer (Memory Array Redcode Simulator). These battle programs are written in an abstract assembly language called Redcode. The object of the game is to cause all processes of the opposing program(s) to terminate, leaving your program in sole possession of the machine.

...The game was introduced to the public in May 1984, in an article written by Dewdney in Scientific American (Computer Recreations)."

Wikipedia


Info about at: corewars (including links to tutorials/guides, math of the game and even the use of genetic algorithms to evolve core war programs).

3 comments:

John said...

Dewdney & Jones did a great job with Corewar. Not many games have what it takes to survive 25 years. The only other game I can think of is MUD.

There's also another programming game with a reasonable following, C-Robots.

John said...

Dewdney & Jones did a great job with Corewar. Not many games have what it takes to survive 25 years. The only other game I can think of is MUD.

There's also another programming game with a reasonable following, C-Robots.

mak said...

Never "played" C-Robot, but an archie corewars version was a favorite of me and a couple of friends in '90s (I think). I will try c-robot asap. :) thx

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