International GGP Competition 2016!
The 2016 edition of the General Game Playing competition has finished, and the champion is a newcomer : Woodstock!
The competition was once again a 2-day event, where the participants played in a group stage during the first day. Their rankings during the first day would set up the seeds of the double-elimination tournament of the next day. It is notable that the top 4 general game players of this iteration form the exact same list as the last 4 winners of the GGP competition, albeit in a different order.
This year's games were once again as diverse as possible, and included a selection of brand new games. The emphasis was put on analysis of game rules, with so-called "bad" games which have a significantly better reformulation, and "factoring", which consists of dividing a game in independent subcomponents
ere are the final rankings :
- 1st : WoodStock
- 2nd : Galvanise by Richard Emslie
- 3rd : TurboTurtle
- 4th : Sancho by Steve Draper and Andrew Rose
- 5th/6th : SteadyEddie
- 5th/6th : DROP-TABLE-TEAMS
- 7th/8th : QFWFQ
- 7th/8th : General
- 9th/10th : Alloy
- 9th/10th : MaastPlayer
We would like to thank all our participants once again
The Stanford GGP team