Battlesnake: Stay Home and Code

April 07, 2020 by Chris

We are launching Battlesnake: Stay Home and Code. an online programming competition to raise money for Food Banks Canada. We have partnered up with some great organizations like RBC, AWS, Communitech, and Prospect to get this initiative off the ground.

Join hundreds of developers and companies across Canada to compete in the Battlesnake Stay Home and Code league and raise critical funds for Food Banks Canada.

Register for Battlesnake: Stay Home and Code

Developer Update - March 2020

March 31, 2020 by Chris

We have posted our Developer Update for March 2020 on the blog!

Check it out to learn about the some new features, infrastructure changes and site improvements we are working on.

Arena Scoring Change

March 18, 2020 by Chris

We have fixed some issues with how scores are calculated on the arena to better reflect how the Trueskill algorithm works. In addition, scores are now scaled by 100 and shown as integers on the leaderboard to make them easier to understand for everyone.

Battlesnake Victoria 2020 Postponed

March 11, 2020 by Chris

Due to growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, and along with guidance from PHAC, WHO, and other health authorities, the Battlesnake team has decided to postpone our Battlesnake Victoria 2020 event until later this year.

More details can be found in our blog post.

New Global Arena

March 04, 2020 by Chris

After a week of testing by the community, we have officially launched a new Global Arena that has replaced the old leaderboard system. The new arena will regularly run matches that pit 4 snakes against each other and rank those snakes using the Trueskill scoring algorithm. We are hoping this new system is more dependable and less prone to problems than the previous version.

Developer Update - February 2020

February 28, 2020 by Chris

We have posted our Developer Update for February 2020 on the blog!

Check it out to learn about the some new features, infrastructure changes and site improvements we are working on.

Teams!

February 07, 2020 by Chris

The site now supports creating teams of multiple users that can participate together in events and tournaments. Head to your profile page, by clicking on your portrait and clicking on the View Profile link. Once on the page you can create a new team.

Developer Update - January 2020

February 04, 2020 by Chris

We have posted our Developer Update for January 2020 on the blog!

Registration open for Battlesnake 2020

January 10, 2020 by Chris

Registration is now open for Battlesnake 2020 - Victoria!

Join over 700 developers to program and train snakes to compete in the Battlesnake Victoria tournament.

Migrating Battlesnake GitHub repos

January 06, 2020 by Chris

We are currently in the process of cleaning up and migrating all of our open source repositories from GitHub/battlesnakeio to GitHub/BattlesnakeOfficial. The repositories in the old organization will be deprecated and archived over the next few weeks.

Developer Update - December 2019

December 31, 2019 by Chris

We have posted our Developer Update for December 2019 on the blog!

New Experimental Board Features

December 20, 2019 by Brad

We've experimentally added snake length as well as response times to the board.

Interview Series: Creators of Niedersnake

December 18, 2019 by Chris

Join Battlesnake COO Noah Warder as he interviews Hannes Küttner and Maximilian Schier, two of the creators of Niedersächsische Kreuzotter AKA Niedersnake about their experience with Battlesnake, how they got started and the progression of Niedersnake.

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