Love video games? Capable coder? We have something for you…

Entries are now open for Entelect Software’sannual 100K Challenge.

All you need to do is write an artificially intelligent programme worthy of playing against any opponent in a game that will be designed especially for the challenge. So you’re working with three buzz words – namely effective, intelligent and innovative.

 “This year’s competition sees entrants compete in the classic game of Pacman, with a twist. Entrants will be divided into two separate pools based on their abilities, with each pool yielding grand-prize winners of the 2014 challenge. This effectively allows beginner programmers and artificially intelligent enthusiasts to compete against each other with a better chance of making it into the final four than previous years, with the winner taking home a cash prize of R50 000. Similarly, the more advanced entrants will pair off against each other in the advanced pool for the grand prize of R100 000,” says Tim Kroon, General Manager at Entelect Solutions.

So no matter your experience or ability you have an equal shot at the chance to win. This year there is also a chance to win the Gooey (GUI) award for Best GUI. This is the first time the Challenge (which has been running since 2012) is offering this award and the winner is going to pocket 15k.

Successful entrants into the challenge will take part in a tournament with scheduled play-offs at a thrilling event to be held on 13th Septemberat the Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch. The entrants will play against each other in an online environment and fight to be selected to go to rAge (Really Awesome Gaming Expo) for the highly anticipated finale event on the 4th of October.

Feeling inspired? Click here to enter.

 

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