smallsco

smallsco

Backstory

Hi! I'm Scott, I'm from Victoria BC Canada, currently working for Semaphore Solutions but previously worked for Flytographer and Redbrick.

Here's a few Battlesnake related things I made that you may have heard of:
- The Redbrick Robosnake, which went 42-3 as a bounty snake in 2017: https://rdbrck.com/news/building-bounty-snake-post-mortem/
- Son of Robosnake, which went a whopping 71-3 as a bounty snake in 2018: https://rdbrck.com/news/son-robosnake-aggressive-bounty-snake/
- Mojave, the prettiest Battlesnake arena that also lets you play snakes from different years against each other: https://github.com/smallsco/mojave/

I was a volunteer at the 2019 event and hopefully will be again at the next Victoria Live!

Technologies

Heroku Lua

Joined Feb. 13, 2019

  • Green Heart ūüíö

    "Hearty" is a complete rewrite of the "framework" (if you want to call it that) which was used by Robo and Mabel. It uses Mojave's port of the Battlesnake rules to generate future game states. The alpha-beta pruning Minimax algorithm has been updated to predict moves for multiple snakes. The floodfill algorithm has received many bugfixes. The board scoring heuristic takes many more factors into consideration. And this snake features a full regression test suite. Hearty currently outperforms my old snakes in all game modes except Constrictor. It gets its' name because it runs on the Heart web server (giving 2x faster response times than OpenResty, which was used by my previous snakes). Written in Lua, running in Docker and hosted by Fly.io.

    Private Royale Lua House of Chris Hungry Alpha-Beta Heuristic Tree Search ūüíö Latency

  • mabel

    Mabel is named after a mouse that lives at Market Square. The way she bravely scurries across the office floor, seeking out food, but shying away from people, was my inspiration for the design of this Battlesnake. (Algorithm-wise, Mabel is just Robosnake with a different heuristic function) Mabel is written in Lua and runs on the OpenResty server, deployed to Heroku using a Docker container.

    Private Royale Heroku Lua Scared Heuristic Iterative Deepening MinMax Tree Search 1.0 Latency

  • Robosnake Mk. III Rev. B

    My first snake - originally created for Redbrick to use as a Bounty Snake in 2017 - Robo picks the snake closest to it and predicts that snake's moves roughly 6 turns ahead. It more-or-less ignores all other snakes in play, making it great at duelling and terrible at everything else. Robo is written in Lua and runs on the OpenResty web server in a Docker container, hosted by Heroku. More info here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlEgqnxEWdc

    Private Heroku Lua Aggressive Alpha-Beta Heuristic Tree Search 3.1 Latency Open Source

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Spring League 2021 Participant
5 months, 4 weeks ago

Spring League Bronze
5 months, 1 week ago

Spring League Silver
5 months ago

Spring League Gold
5 months ago

Spring League Platinum
4 months, 2 weeks ago

Spring League Elite
3 months, 2 weeks ago

Spring League Royale Bronze
5 months, 1 week ago

Spring League Royale Silver
5 months ago

Spring League Royale Gold
4 months, 3 weeks ago

Fall League Participant
7 months, 2 weeks ago

Summer League 2021 Participant
2 months ago

Summer League Bronze
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Summer League Silver
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Summer League Gold
1 month, 1 week ago

Summer League Platinum
1 month ago

Summer League Elite
2 weeks ago

First Snake!
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Into the Arena
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Going Pro!
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Winter Classic 2020 Participant
7 months, 2 weeks ago

Winter Classic 2020, Veteran Finalist
7 months ago

Avoid Walls
2 months ago

Avoid Yourself
2 months ago

Find Food
2 months ago

Avoid Other Snakes
2 months ago

Survive 100
2 months ago

Long Snake 10
2 months ago

Long Snake 30
2 months ago

Long Snake 40
2 months ago

Battlesnake Heads

alligator

chomp

football

jackolantern

mask

missile

moto-helmet

orca

pixel-round

pumpkin

snail

sneaky

space-helmet

villain

viper

comet

iguana

lantern-fish

moustache

rocket-helmet

Battlesnake Tails

alligator

football

ghost

ion

leaf

missile

pixel-round

pumpkin

rattle

rocket

snail

swirl

swoop

tire

virus

comet

fish

flame

iguana

skinny-jeans

Arena Standings

Competitive Ladder

8th


Green Heart ūüíö
5560 games played
1711 wins
3849 losses

Global Arena

10th


Green Heart ūüíö
10023 games played
3787 wins
6236 losses

Global Duels

18th


Green Heart ūüíö
10315 games played
5789 wins
4526 losses

Global Royale

6th


Green Heart ūüíö
9196 games played
2952 wins
6244 losses
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