A programming game, where you write the AI for a chess style game.
Version: CD-06Codupyga is a programming game, where you write the AI for a chess style game. Then you battle your AI against someone else's AI and see who is the best programmer. Best of all, you write your AI's in python. Plus you can program your own chess variants to have your AIs fight it out in.
Operating System: Linux
The name is a mangling of Chaturanga, the ancient Indian game that is the ancestor of Chess and many other games across the world. Specifically, it comes from mangling "Chaturanga" with "code" and "Python," because Codupyga is a way to play Chaturanga style games by writing code in Python. Think of it as a computer Chess game, but you have to write the AI controlling the pieces. Then you take your AI, and have it play against other people's AI's, and see who is the best programmer.
The game is written in Python, so you need to have Python installed to play it. It also uses Pygame, so you might want to instal that too. You can play the game without Pygame, but please read the manual (in the zip file) before doing so.
If you want to contact me about Codupyga, I have set up a special email just for Codupyga related questions: pyga at xenomind dot com. If there is any interest in the game, I may set up a mailing list for it as well.