IEEE Computer Society's Texas State Programming Contest '93

IEEE Computer Society's Texas State Programming Contest '93

Post by Anand Mandapa » Wed, 20 Jan 1993 10:57:37

Ha!  The rogue spider fell into my trap.  He had spun a line from his
web to mine and was moving along it, salivating at the flies I had
left as bait.  I cut the line and laughed as he plummeted to the
ground.  I quickly moved to eat the flies on his unprotected web,
winning the game to the delight of a few programmers clustered around
a computer monitor...

The last IEEE CS State Programming Contest was a great success.
Players wrote programs to control spiders which battled to eat the
most flies in a time limit.  The program featured real-time playing
and fantastic graphics.  This year's contest promises to be even
better.  The Eleventh IEEE CS Texas State Programming Contest will be
on Saturday, February 6, 1993.  We will again feature real-time
playing, graphics that will make your head spin, and sound that will
make your ears spin (maybe).  Also we will have some nice prizes.

Teams compete by writing player-programs that battle each other inside
the game-world we have created.  In previous semesters programs have
been written to control snakes, submarines, tanks, and spiders.  Our
contest rewards clever algorithms, not technical knowledge of the PC.
We have written all the support routines; you have to write the brains
of the players.

We are now accepting registration for two and three person teams from
universities other than UT.  (UT Teams can also register, but are req-
uested to pay $5 per person.)  If you are interested in participating

Act quickly.  We have space for about 22 teams.  We reserve the right
to reject a team because of space limitations or to limit the number
of teams from any one university.  Plan on spending the entire day at
UT; the contest will last from about 9am-6pm.

Anand "I can't come up with anything funny!" Mandapati