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Create the ultimate Space Invaders AI player and win part of R200K in cash and prizes

Entries are now open for the 2015 Entelect R100K Challenge, where the coder who writes the ultimate artificial intelligence player will win R100,000.

If you are passionate about coding and programming, and think you have what it takes, make sure to enter at

Entrants to this year’s challenge will be required to write an AI player or bot for the cult classic arcade game Space Invaders.

Each entrant’s bot will need to be designed to outsmart and outplay their opponents, and only the most intelligent, effective, and innovative bots will make it to the finals.

Entrants are categorised into novice and advanced skill pools, with beginners competing for a prize of R50,000 and the advanced entrants competing for the R100,000 grand prize.

There is a separate category for GUI (Graphical User Interface) challengers, allowing developers to try their hand at crafting the style, look, and feel of the game for a R15,000 cash prize.

Bigger and better

The Entelect R100K Challenge series was launched in 2012, and is aimed at the coding, software development, and gaming communities in South Africa.

This year’s challenge is set to the biggest R100K Challenge yet, according to Tim Kroon – General Manager of Resourcing at Entelect.

Entelect is partnering with NAG and Sony Mobile, who has provided 7 Sony Xperia products as prizes.

This year also sees the launch of the R100K Challenge Player Portal, where entrants are able to upload their code and test their bots for superior bug-fixing ability.

The 2015 Entelect R100K Challenge offers candidates the chance to network with the industry’s best, while attracting more people and strengthening the local dev community.

Interested? Enter now!

The competition is open to entries during June, and bot submissions are now being accepted.

Make sure to get your entry in as soon as possible, to ensure enough time for development and testing of your entry.

Following a knock-out tournament, a semi-final event will be held in September 2015, showcasing the ‘entrants to watch’ and their leading bots.

The competition will reach its climax at the 2015 rAge, where the finals will be held and this year’s winners of R100,000 (Pool A), R50,000 (Pool B), and runner up prizes will be announced.

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This article was published in partnership with Entelect.

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