Welcome to the Halite II competition! If you’re here, that means you’re excited to make your first bot and get on the Halite II beta leaderboard. Let’s get you set up!

1) SIGN UP

First, you need to sign up via Github and create a user profile.

2) WATCH A FEW GAMES

Next, get a feel for how to play the game. Here’s one of our favorite videos:

First Halite game video



Watch the whole game here.

To find more games, check out some user profiles, where you’ll find recently played games.

You might also want to browse the game rules, but it helps to watch some videos first.

3) DOWNLOAD A BOT

Now it’s time to download the game environment and starter kit for your platform and language of choice.

The game environment and starter kit are bundled together, so you should be all set.

4) SUBMIT THE STARTER BOT

A great way to get going with the game is to just go ahead and submit the starter bot you downloaded and then going to your user profile to see how you’ve done.

We’ve created a lot of other documents for you to learn how to play Halite. If you’ve made it through all these steps, a great next resource is our guide to improving the basic bot.

May the best bot win!