Get Ready: MechMania 30!

Coming Soon!

MechMania is a 24 hour AI hackathon where students team up to write a bot that plays a game. Every year, we build a game in secret, and challenge you to write the best bot! You can fly solo, or participate in a group of up to four. We will have some time before the tournament starts for you to find a team and you can re-register if you decide to join a team! Learn more here at our FAQ.

How to Compete

MechMania open to all skill levels of coding. We provide the starter code in Java and Python, and you can focus on creating an awesome strategy to beat the other teams' bots in our game. No experience in artificial intelligence or machine learning is required to participate. In many years past, several freshmen have won the top three positions!

Competition Schedule

Please check back later (closer to when RP2024 starts)!

Date Time Event
TBD TBD Room Opens
TBD Introduction
TBD Bot Submissions open
TBD Food Arrives (Estimated)
TBD Room Closed
TBD TBD Room Opens
TBD Bot Submissions Close
TBD Final Tournament & Awards Ceremony

Oh, and did we mention there are prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place? (To be eligible for prizes, you must fill out a registration form).

(This game is not ready yet, so if you want to find out more about the game, you'll have to check back closer to when RP2024 starts.)