Real-Time Strategy Game Competitions

  • Michael Buro University of Alberta
  • David Churchill University of Alberta


In recent years, real-time strategy (RTS) games have gained attention in the AI research community for their multitude of challenging and relevant real-time decision problems that have to be solved in order to win against human experts or to effectively collaborate with other players in team-games. In this article we motivate research in this area, give an overview of past RTS game AI competitions, and discuss future directions.

Author Biography

Michael Buro, University of Alberta
Associate Professor, Computing Science Department
How to Cite
Buro, M., & Churchill, D. (2012). Real-Time Strategy Game Competitions. AI Magazine, 33(3), 106.
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