[Edu-sig] (Fwd) Re: Some thoughts on RurPle / TurTle

francois schnell francois.schnell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 20:02:12 CEST 2006

On 27/06/06, Daniel Ajoy <da.ajoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> PCRobots is a programming game written by P. D. Smith. It's sort
> of a tank game, the tanks have to fight each other. But you can't
> control your tank: It is controlled by a programm you have to write!
> The best program wins.


I never tried it (yet) but Java people seem to have taken this idea too:

" Is it possible to learn inheritance, polymorphism, event handling, and
inner classes, all while dodging bullets and executing precision attack
maneuvers? A surprisingly addictive teaching-tool-turned-game-craze called
Robocode is about to make this a reality for Java developers worldwide.
Follow along as Sing Li disarms Robocode and starts you on your way to
building your own customized lean, mean, fighting machine. "



PCRobots is very easy to handle: You can use most (DOS) compilers
> to create your robots. Robots can build teams, different maps (with
> obstacles) can be used, PCRobots has a graphical display and even
> some sound.
> You can download the game from here:
> http://www.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de/~hbecker/prg/pcrob141.zip<http://www.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de/%7Ehbecker/prg/pcrob141.zip>
> and read some of the details in the manual:
> a text file.
> I did enjoy playing with it in 1998 when I taught a first year
> programming course using PCRobots and Turbo C.
> Daniel
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