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Screeps Reviews

Learn to code JavaScript by playing game.

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  • How would you design a free-for-all RTS battle that was persistent.
    Exactly! Maybe see how Screeps handles it, since players are programming the CPUs Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Reverse Horizon Zero Dawn
    Games that may fit are Screeps and Swarm (these are the two I know of, but there could be others in the same subgenre). The gameplay loop consists of you writing code to command your units who then go out to gather resources which you use to make better units and improve your base. Of course these types of games require you to do actual programming. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • What are good coding platforms to use for practicing coding? Other then code wars ?
    Https:// has been really interesting for me and definitely got me into coding. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • RTS programming game where you write real C++ code to control your player.
    This idea seems similar to screeps, robocode, battle-code, and to a lesser extent, Neural MMO. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Ask HN: Why don't games allow you to automate some gameplay via programming?
    Most games don't allow you to script them because you wouldn't be playing them as intended, for better or worse. Secondly, if we're talking about games with a multiplayer element, it would allow you to gain an advantage against those players that play in the intended way (this group also being considered the target audience by the devs, again, for better or worse). On the other hand, people modify and script games... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Its like that
    I’ve been playing a bit of screeps in JavaScript lately. It’s a blast. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • .NET-compatible scripting languages for users to write their own scripts to query/manipulate objects/properties in the app
    JavaScript would be the way if you're willing to interface with it from your .NET codebase. Reading your original post, I first thought of which uses sandboxed JS code to run your own programmed "creeps" (robots) as they do RTS tasks (mine energy, build buildings, build roads, fight invaders). I don't remember if the original game is open source, but just looking through their website, I now... - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Redesign Screeps in Rust
    I'm a fan of Screeps. I like this game and I think it's even a not bad 'tutorial' to Javascript. And just now I came up with the idea of rewriting it in Rust. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Any coding game accessible with Go?
    I found in Java, in JavaScript (WASM from Golang seems not to work), and had its own language…. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • LeekWars, program your AI to destroy your leek enemies
    In screeps [1] you program your units in JavaScript, which opens the door to using Rust via WASM [2][3] 1: 2: 3: - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Ask HN: Favourite Open Source Game?
    Screeps, the open source game for programmers. It’s really, really hard though. Side note: I don’t think downvotes should be for comments you “don’t like” or even “disagree with”. Downvotes should be used to discourage people from posting bad content, but on HN we try to be a bit more objective about what “bad” is rather than “I don’t like it”. - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • My school didn't have a IT teacher for us so I brought part of my lab and started a IT club. Any recomenations for projects?
    If you want to get some cross discipline work going on, there's a programming game called screeps. Normally you play on the official server, but they release the server code so you can run your own instead of requiring you play on the developer's servers. I'm not sure what it would take in the way of keys for people playing, you might need to message the devs to find out, but it would be pretty cool to have your... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • What are you up to today?
    I will probably spend some time working on my Screeps AI. . .fun little game for people who know JavaScript where you write an AI to manage your colony/creeps. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Some tiny personal programs I've written
    Have you seen [screeps]( - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Friday off topic: do you play automation games like Factorio ?
    I can strongly recommend Screeps in a similar vein ( but it's literally writing code. I've never understood Factorio or Satisfactory, they just seem to be so pointless, where Screeps places you into a resources battle with your neighbours. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • The Factorio Mindset
    Obligatory Zachtronics and Screeps links. TIS and Shenzen are my favorites of the zachtronics series. I've never really gotten into screeps but it always looks so cool. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Some Online Coding Games to Build Your Programming Skills
    Javascript - also available on Steam. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Burnt out on Satisfactory, Factorio, Dyson Sphere, and Oxygen Not Included- what's next?
    If you're doing a CS degree like one of your comments suggests, and you're into productivity optimisation/efficiency, you might be interested in giving Screeps a try. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Found a free game on Steam that some of you might like.
    A programming game that rarely gets mentioned, but really should get mentioned more, is Screeps -- it's also on Steam. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • What are the games which are fun to build bots for?
    It's JavaScript, not Python, but is neat. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • My 7 yr old little brother has Autism and has been very interested in Python lately, what resources can I give him so he can learn programming completely and properly?
    I would get him into screeps or Factorio, the first will teach actual javascript the second is more a game but you can learn about logic gates and stuff. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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