Write a bot to play the game, beat others and win prizes!
What is CodeQuest

Every year we create a new game that no one has seen before. All you need to do is to play this game and beat everyone else! But wait… here’s the catch. You can’t play the game yourself! You have to write a program to play the game with your strategies on your behalf! The teams with the best programs will win prizes at the end!








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Frequenty Asked Questions

All university and high school students across Australia!

Knowing only the basics of programming (input/output, lists, etc.) is enough for you to have your program play the game. But of course the more you know the more advanced your player can be. Even if you can't fully articulate your ideas for a program, the team based nature of the competition allows you to tackle this together with your peers, meaning you can bounce ideas and work towards the bot you envisioned

No, we will provide you with a base code that plays the game. You’ll only need to implement your ideas and startegies.

You don’t have to. But hear me out on this one, we are giving away free food and swags, we are going to run technical workshops for you, we are planning to have industry reps, we will run the games on large monitors and we are planning to have fun. So it’s your call if you’d like to be there with us or attend via Zoom.

We will start the competition with some in person workshops and talks on 20th of April. Then the teams will have a week to work on their programs (no need to go on campus in this time) and then we will run the final games and give prizes on the last day which is 24th of April. We are going to run everything in Monash University, Clayton campus.

You don’t have to be in a team but it’s a lot more fun to have one and, also, we have designed the game in a way that different people could work on different parts of their program at the same time. So if you do have a team you’ll definitely have a lot of advantage. We accept teams of 1 to 3.

Let’s just say… you have the be the best Queen Ant. Official docs of the game will be released on the first day of competition.

CodeQuest Schedule
  • Code Quest Introduction

    We’ll talk about what the competition is, how it’s run and what are the rules

    April 20, 2022 10:30
  • King of the Ants Hill Introduction

    The name of this year’s game is The King of the Ants Hill and in this session we’ll introduce the game for the first time, showing how it’s played and what you need to think about for your strategies

    April 20, 2022 10:45
  • Team Photos

    You will take some cool photos with your teammates in CodeQuest t shirts

    April 20, 2022 11:30
  • Lunch

    Have fun, have lunch, and have a chat with others around you. You will find people from different universities and the industry in the room. Make some connections!

    April 20, 2022 12
  • Tech Workshop #1

    Our first technical workshop session, with the aim of uplifting participants technical skills.

    April 20, 2022 13:30
  • Tech Workshop #2

    Our second technical workshop session, presented by engineers from the competition sponsor.

    April 20, 2022 14:00
  • Break

    Short break before we start coding!

    April 20, 2022 14:30
  • Shared Coding Session

    In this session we will create a sample program that plays the game, to show the basics of how you can get started and create your own program.

    April 20, 2022 15
  • Questions

    We will be there if you have any questions about the competition or the game.

    April 20, 2022 16:00
  • Shared Coding Session

    Teams will have 3 hours before to work on their programs together and ask questions from the Code Quest team. All teams must submit their programs at the end of this session before we go for lunch.

    April 24, 2022 9:00
  • Lunch

    We will have a short break for lunch and a chance for teams to take a break and have a chat.

    April 24, 2022 12:00
  • Final Matches

    All of the group matches will run during the lunch break and we will run the final matches together on large displays for everyone to watch in real time. The top 3 teams will come out of these games!

    April 24, 2022 13:30
  • Closing Ceremony

    Prizes will be given to the top teams and memorial pictures will be taken with everyone in the room who participated! We will then say good bye until Code Quest 23.

    April 24, 2022 14:30
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