Automated Game of Zork I on Twitter

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Automated Game of Zork I on Twitter

Post by KM3K » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:29 am

I found a fun project using Twitter to stream a bot playing Zork I automatically.

The idea is that there's one twitter account controlled by a bot, @textadventurer, that tweets commands for playing Zork I. Another twitter account, @zork_i (also a bot), responds to those tweets with the outcome of those commands. The bot @textadventurer has smart enough AI to play the game in a somewhat random way, but not get itself stuck in the game. Periodically @textadventurer posts another command and @zork_i responds. The website http://www.textadventurer.org/ tracks it all.

Here's a blog post by the author explaining it in more detail: http://defectiveyeti.com/2012/06/15/textadventurer/

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