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Magus strikes back
I’m not sure Magus still needs to be introduced as his reputation precedes him. Indeed he’s just the current leader of the global leaderboard.
Two weeks ago, he has shared an article to help players create a good AI on the Coders Strike Back contest. Meanwhile we have released the game Coders Strike Back – league, as a tutorial to AI games and to the league system. The game now is slightly different than the contest version, but don’t worry everything that Magus explains in his document is useful for mastering it.
I asked him why he took the time to write such an article and here was his answer:
“2 years ago, I had no AI experience on CodinGame. And honestly my skills in AI development for multiplayer games were not so great. I learned by reading code reviews from the winners of the previous contests. I was reading their feedback, and implementing the same. As a result I have now very highly ranked AIs in more or less all multiplayer games, and I manage to get good results at contests. So we could say I’m returning the favor. The community taught me things, now I can do the same in return.”
Thank you, Magus!