On the Ibuildings techPortal today they've posted the results of their Ibuildings challenge where the developer had to create a script able to play "Four in a Line" based on an abstract Player class provided.
Four in a Line as game has been mathematically solved and the advantage lies with the player taking the first turn. To level the playing field, we allowed each player to fight against all the others; in this way, any player had the chance to begin with the first move advantage playing against all the other opponents at least once, sharing the elements of luck and making it easier to spot skill.
There were three different categories - junior, medium and senior - and one winner for each:
- Junior: Xavier Van Herpe (won a DPC2011 ticket)
- Medium: Piotr Mlocek (won a DPC2011 ticket)
- Senior: Tomas Creemes (won the iPad)
They also include some observations about the code submitted to the competition including adherence to coding standards and overall performance.