Thursday, September 02, 2004
Born of the 2004 ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition, CodeRuler is IBM alphaWorks' newest fantasy gaming simulator challenge. The game has a simple premise: You are the imperial ruler of your very own medieval kingdom. Your peasants and knights depend on your brilliant strategic thinking, agile adaptability, and superior Java programming skill to survive, increase, and prosper. Your objective as a player is to write Java code that simulates this ruler. The gaming simulator pits your ruler against up to six opponents' rulers (or the included sample rulers) and determines the winner.