Nodewar is a programming game for the browser

[version 0.1.1-alpha, April 2013]

Nodewar is in development

Nodewar is not yet in beta, but as of today, you can join the alpha. Expect bugs and imperfect gaming.

The Ood pursing The Void

20 bitcoins: delivered!

We've closed the ladder and sent out bitcoins to the winner. Also, because it was a close contest, we've decided to pay 2nd and 3rd place, which wasn't in the original plan.

  • 10.0 BTC to 1st place, Phillip Harris, who programmed The Bullfighters
  • 5.0 BTC for 2nd place, Alex Shapiro, who programmed The Circle Zone
  • 5.0 BTC for 3rd place, Dimitar Dimitrov, who programmed The Google

The Winners

Phillip Harris, 1st Place

Phillip is 16 years old and has SHAMED all you professional programmers from Hacker News. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois, where he goes to high school and after this victory must be scoring a lot. You can find him as @pharph on twitter. Phillip has graciously agreed to open source the Bullfighters code, so check it out on the ladder page.

Alex Shapiro, 2nd Place

Alex lives in NYC. We've actually met Alex a couple times, which technically made him ineligible for 1st place anyway, based on the game rules. Of course, if he'd won, we would've paid both him and 2nd place the full amount. So thanks for getting 2nd, Alex, and saving us money . Alex can be found on twitter as @ShprAlex. He runs a website called Amusemi.com.

Dimitar Dimitrov, 3rd Place

Dimitar is a CS major at RPI. He's written a toolkit available here on github, with a lot of his code from The Google. He's on twitter: @newbrict

Joining & Playing

Link is in the top right corner. Once you join, the game will be explained. (If you want to take a sneak peak at the game rules, look here.)

Who Are We?

We're Max Krohn and Chris Coyne, co-founders of OkCupid and SparkNotes. We recently just left OkCupid (2013) and are messing around in our free time. Nodewar is one of a few hobby projects for us.

Hey there,

You're logged in and can navigate with the tabs that just appeared at the top. If you're brand new here, please start with the Welcome tab, which explains the game.

Recent News

  • May 1, 2013 - A winner is declared!

20 bitcoins: delivered!

We've closed the ladder and sent out bitcoins to the winner. Also, because it was a close contest, we've decided to pay 2nd and 3rd place, which wasn't in the original plan.

  • 10.0 BTC to 1st place, Phillip Harris, who programmed The Bullfighters
  • 5.0 BTC for 2nd place, Alex Shapiro, who programmed The Circle Zone
  • 5.0 BTC for 3rd place, Dimitar Dimitrov, who programmed The Google

The Winners

Phillip Harris, 1st Place

Phillip is 16 years old and has SHAMED all you professional programmers from Hacker News. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois, where he goes to high school and after this victory must be scoring a lot. You can find him as @pharph on twitter. Phillip has graciously agreed to open source the Bullfighters code, so check it out on the ladder page.

Alex Shapiro, 2nd Place

Alex lives in NYC. We've actually met Alex a couple times, which technically made him ineligible for 1st place anyway, based on the game rules. Of course, if he'd won, we would've paid both him and 2nd place the full amount. So thanks for getting 2nd, Alex, and saving us money . Alex can be found on twitter as @ShprAlex. He runs a website called Amusemi.com.

Dimitar Dimitrov, 3rd Place

Dimitar is a CS major at RPI. He's written a toolkit available here on github, with a lot of his code from The Google. He's on twitter: @newbrict