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Getting started with making (and/or solving) KOTH challenges

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I have seen KOTH (King of the Hill) challenges before but it's still unclear to me how to properly make, or even play, such challenge.

To get started, how do I make (or solve) KOTHs? An answer could have a simplified introduction/explanation to the game, and examples of challenges that applies the explanation.

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About King of the Hill

King of the Hill (KoTH) is a relatively straightforward concept: Entrants create bots; bots compete against each other.

Making a KoTH challenge

The exact details of the competition can be pretty much anything you want, as long as there is a clear win condition. The most common format is a round-robin point based format, where every bot plays against every other bot and the winner is the one who wins the most points.

You must also have a controller that can actually run the game, for obvious reasons.

Entering a KoTH challenge

The gamemaster will tell you the goal of the game in their post, what language it uses, and what the entry format is (class, function, etc.) as well as the entry closure date.

If you want to test your bot against others, you can copy the controller that the gamemaster provides and start simulating the game.

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