Build 274: Introducing Maria, our first AI player!


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[This build is compatible with previous build and all games will continue to work]

We now have our first Computer Player (aka AI, aka Bot) in the game! Her name is Maria, after the iconic robot in the film from the 1927 movie Metropolis. Since she is the only AI in the game right now, you’ll play her automatically if you choose to “Play a Training Bot” in the Start Battle screen. She is ranked, and will float on the leaderboard just like a regular player so it’ll be easier to tell how well she plays the game. Let us know what you think!

Note that the user interface for playing a training bot is just a placeholder. This will get updated as we continue integrating the AI player. The hope is to have the AI’s run in the background so you can take turns more quickly and to get rid of the hacky way you push the “ExoBotMaria” button to run the AI in the current build.

Enjoy!
The Exospecies Team