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King-Of-The-Hill but fully cooperative?

So, I've seen this question, but I feel like mine is different enough to warrant a new post because I have a specific victory objective that I can use to satisfy the winning criterion requirement. ...
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Should competitors be able to run games for KoTHs?

In this question, every "game" takes about 5 seconds. Ten thousand runs, maybe eight thousand, are planned. Running these on a single computer would take forever, so I suggested letting competitors ...
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Is it KoTH if they don't fight each other?

I am planning on running a KoTH where each bot individually plays a game, it is a 1 player game so they don't fight each other. Is it still a KoTH or should I do it as a code-challenge?
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What javascript-only KoTH challenges have there been?

Alternative title: Look! I made a thing! The recent Formic Functions challenge was a lot of fun, and seems to have taken the concept of easy-to-run online javascript-based king-of-the-hill challenges ...
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is an entirely cooperative koth on topic?

I'm planning a challenge, in which players submit a bot (one per player), as in a koth. however, none of the submitted bots play against each other, instead they play against an npc force of alien ...
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Introducing KoTHComm: A framework for your King of the Hill challenges

I'd like to introduce KoTHComm. I've been working on this for many months now, and I feel like its at a (somewhat) stable point. KoTHComm is a modular framework built to help write King of the Hill ...
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How to deal with a large API for a KoTH

My upcoming KoTH, Fellowship, has a really large API. Fundamentally, there are 5 classes the player needs to work with: Player is the class they need to implement (6 functions) ReadonlyCharacter is ...
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King Of the Hill playing a Copyrighted game [duplicate]

Copyrighted King of The Hill Games Some Game X is created and copyrighted by corporation Y. Can I post a king of the hill challenge about Game X, or some derivitave of X? This issue came up here as ...
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What language should I use for a single language KOTH?

I'm working on a KOTH contest, and it is a little bit more on the complicated side. Each bot is expected to keep track of a lot of state. For example, move history, position in the board, position of ...
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Tips for King of the Hill challenges

Inspired by this question, what are some tips you guys have for creating king of the hill challenges? What are some things to keep in mind in the planning and implementing of the rules and the ...