Several years ago, the computer science club at the University of Waterloo ran an AI challenge: they created a game and people from around the world wrote programs to play the game, competing for dominance.
We decided to take this idea further. Rather than participating in many short games against a small number of other programs, bots in Botscape are placed into a massive world with every other bot. They play a single, continuous game of epic proportions.
The infinite world and continuous gameplay style offer a new experience in AI programming. Developers will find unique challenges that will help them improve their skills.
Users can upload bots and watch them compete live. If they spot problems, they can upload new versions, which are inserted into the world almost immediately.