The rise and rise of the Smash Bros bots

The age of AI is upon us. But while StarCraft bots compete against each other in grand tournaments of university student design, and AI researchers speak of the next breakthrough in Dota 2 silicon technology, fighting games are left in the dark ages. AI enlightenment is hard to bring to fighting games, mostly due to their closed source nature, typically operating on consoles rather than PCs with little to no chance of tools developed for them to enable clever programmers to pave the way for artificial players. However emulation has opened the door for at least one game to get its chance at digital revolution. Related Stories The Dolphin emulator, a fan-run project to bring GameCube and Wii games to PC architectures, allows games like Smash Bros Melee to be…


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