Developer Update - July 2020

July 31, 2020 by Chris

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

We talk about some of the new features on the site like Challenges, Cheers and the new Battlesnake Royale game mode!

Developer Update - June 2020

July 06, 2020 by Chris

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

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

Battlesnake Summer League 2020 is Open!

July 03, 2020 by Chris

The Battlesnake Summer League is a season long competition that includes divisional arenas and new game modes unveiled every month. Test your skills, discover new strategies, and solve new problems through a series of unique challenges and arenas.

Join the Battlesnake Summer League

Developer Update - May 2020

June 02, 2020 by Chris

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

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

Updating Starter Projects

May 26, 2020 by Chris

We are looking for some help to revise our official Java and Ruby starter projects. Both of these projects need to be updated to reflect the new format we have for starter projects and implement the latest changes to the Battlesnake API.

If you are interested in helping out on these check out the corresponding GitHub issues for the requirements:

Ruby

Java

Battlesnake Developer Advisory Group - Summer 2020

May 08, 2020 by Chris

Battlesnake is looking for a few members of our community to join our Summer Developer Advisory group and help us make Battlesnake more accessible for everyone, and even more fun to participate in.

If you are interested in joining this group please fill out the short survey below. All applications must be made by May 12th, 2020 at 12:00 pm PDT. We will then review all applications and notify group members the following week.

Application Form

Developer Update - April 2020

May 04, 2020 by Chris

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

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

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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