Ever wondered how to implement an AI that thinks ahead just like in a chess game? In the Trial of Taijitu, you will be playing against an AI that regulates itself according to your skill.
The Trial of Taijitu is played on a field of 7 discs revolving around the symbol of duality. You control 3 alternate discs while the AI controls the other 3; the final disc closest to the centre spins on its own accord.
The object of the game is to spin the discs so that 3 or more gems match up on your side of the play area. You have 3 minutes to beat the AI and don't think that this will be an easy task...
Can you win the Trial of Taijitu?
Well, if you can't beat the game, you can always take a look at the source code to see how it's all done. And perhaps tweak the AI further to make it near undefeatable. Or relish looking at how "circular buffers" can be implemented in Construct 2.
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A circular buffer is a data structure that uses a single, fixed-size buffer as if it were connected end-to-end. Since, the Trial of Taijitu uses gems arranged in concentric circles, it was appropriate to implement circular buffers for the game.
If you would like to know how to implement it in Construct 2, purchase the Trial of Taijitu - Full Source Code now!
Yes, of course. Our games are usually hidden with programmer features to demonstrate the importance of having such features for the game testing phase.
Here are the key codes:
a. Use "[" to see how frequently the AI makes a decision, to understand what the AI is doing, and to see the data presented for matching of gems.
b. Use "]" to see the contents of the circular buffers overlaid on the gems; this feature assists in checking AI correctness. The game pauses in this mode.
The Yin Yang symbol was used in the Trial of Taijitu game entirely for aesthetic reasons; it does not have any other meaning other than to symbolize the fight between good and evil. In this case, the player represents good (white circles), and the AI represents evil (black circles). Most of all, have fun with the game and the source code!
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