What is BattleSnake?
BattleSnake is a programming competition held in Victoria, BC. Teams of students and developers build web-based AIs for the classic arcade game "Snake".
Multiple teams will compete on the same board at the same time, and the winner will be the last team slithering!
There will be over $2,500 in prizes given away throughout the day, across two tournament brackets. The Beginner Bracket will feature basic gameplay mechanics and have a grand prize of $300. The new Advanced Bracket will offer new gameplay mechanics and a $1,000 grand prize.
Who Should Attend?
BattleSnake exists to get students and developers programming outside of coding assignments and work projects. This competition will test your creativity and programming skills, while allowing you to compete for huge prizes. BattleSnake was also created to connect students with local developers and build the technical community in Victoria.
BattleSnake is for students and developers of all skill levels. Participants include: students from University of Victoria, Camosun College, Royal Roads University, Vancouver Island University, as well as development teams who want to test their AI programming skills.
Prizes and Awards!
This year we're introducing two tournament brackets: a Beginner Bracket for novice programmers and first time attendees, and an Advanced Bracket for experienced programmers and BattleSnake veterans. The Advanced Bracket will contain new and challenging gameplay mechanics and award larger prizes than ever before.