the 2019 atomic games

October 25 & 28, 2019 | Ann Arbor

A development competition for college students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related program.



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Test your mettle against other students at the 2019 Atomic Games. Create your own artificial intelligence (AI), and let the best AI win.


Participants will create a real-time strategy artificial intelligence, then face off against one another for the chance to win $500.

Atomic will also be on the lookout for people to join our team in 2018 as interns or full-time developers. Learn what it’s like to be an Atomic developer.


Why compete in the Games?


Meet smart, fun developers from Atomic and local universities. 


Be mentored by top developers at Atomic.


Learn the building blocks of AI and help usher in the singularity


The Competition

The Atomic Games will take place at Atomic Object’s office in Ann Arbor.

We’ve created an exciting real-time strategy game, and we will provide the game and an artificial intelligence implementation for participants to play against. The game will coordinate moves between two AI engines, invoking an engine with the current game state and expecting the engine to return its next move in a reasonable amount of time.



You’re allowed to use any languages and tools of your choice.

what to bring

Bring your own computer. We'll provide everything else you need to play. 


Atomic developers will be onsite during the Games to get to know you, answer questions, and offer advice.


Games Schedule


Friday, Oct. 25

11:30 am     Arrival, orientation and lunch

12:00 pm     Project set-up

1:30 pm     Start creating

SATURDAY + SUNDAY, Oct. 26 & 27


Work on artificial intelligence program.

Atomic will have coaches available throughout the weekend on a Slack channel.

Monday, Oct. 28


11:30 am     Arrival and lunch

12:00 pm     Games begin

1:30 pm     Award ceremony

Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day.




Apply Today

The Atomic Games are open to college students pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related program.