A competitive game
where your code is the controller.
All you need is a web server that responds to the Battlesnake API.
Develop your own algorithm to find food, stay alive, and eliminate others. Battlesnakes are controlled by a web server you deploy, running the code you write.
Compete in automated leaderboards.
Choose your tech stack, deploy your Battlesnake, and see how your code ranks against other developers.
Try new languages and technologies in a high-stakes environment.
Battlesnake is a great outlet to learn something new and mess around with that platform, language, or library you've been meaning to try.
As simple or complex as you want it to be.
"Unlike other coding games Battlesnake is completely open-ended - that's the best part! It's up to you how far you want to take it to win."
With only limited milliseconds to make a move, you'll be pushed to write incredibly performant code.
Compete with co-workers, use Battlesnake in your classrooms, or create competitions for your friends.
Open Source Game Engine
Dig into the game engine source code to find obscure edge cases and small advantages, or make a custom map for the community to try.
Battlesnake is a
Developers from all over the world use Battlesnake to explore new tech, meet new friends, and push their skills.