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January 31st 2007

APOCALYX Screenshot

A long time has passed since a cadet was promoted with good results in all the categories at its first attempt, but finally it happened again: TTL succeded in the enterprise of being promoted with a 5th-4th-3rd place and high percentages of victory. The next month it's going to show its value among the long-aged veterans.
The other promoted jrobots are: Stately (1-1-2), Headhunter (2-2-30), Bohan (3-3-1), Earthworm, Vampire, Ladybug, Kraft.
The survivors are: NeoBot, Leech, Shark, Genuine, GenuineA, Touche, Ajax, Platoon, Battlemage, 845bytes, AronsRobot01, Phalanx, Stinger, DirtyCoward, RauaRoobert, Ender, Yoda, Ciaky, CounterStrike, DeadDuck, Shrike, Bizarro.
Finally the removed jrobots are: Jedi, Hal9000, Sniper. They are plain copies of robots written for Crobots (the game that is the main source of inspiration for JROBOTS). Their performances are not satisfactory because of the differences in the simulators of the two games, but I'm sure that the player who upload them is working on a version written specifically for the next tournament.

On the Veterans' side the best positions are always occupied by Tango (another triple victory), StrangeMatter (2-2-2), Starkle (3-4-4), IonStorm (4-3-3). Then follow DOOM, Hellfire, RoboOlm, KillerBees, Mouth, GulleFjun, FlameBall.
All the others were demoted: MarukoV4, Berserk, DarkSoldier, Jimbo, Snutteplutt, ELECTRON, Dragon, Bosozoku, Errata, Janeway, Teddybear. It's now their turn to make a bit of selection among the cadets.

Now you can upload your jrobots to win the February 2007 JROBOTS Challenge (February 3rd-24th 2007) aka Crobots Rules!

January 27th 2007

APOCALYX Screenshot The January Challenge ends now! The official results will be available on Wednesday, January 31th, please be patient!
The next tournament will be the February 2007 JROBOTS Challenge (February 3rd-24th 2007) aka Crobots' Rules!

January 5th 2007

APOCALYX Screenshot The January Challenge starts NOW!.
Upload your jrobots to win the January 2007 JROBOTS Challenge (January 5th-27th 2007) aka JROBOTS 2K7!
Remember that you can send your robots even during the challenge, so you're never too late. To read the results in real-time simply visit the Veterans' Battle Applet page or the Cadets' Battle Applet page.

January 2nd 2007

APOCALYX Screenshot Finally the cadets' league played enough matches and the results are acceptable. Because of the large number of veterans demoted in the last tournament, we had a very crowded cadets' league with 50 jrobots. Instead the veteran's league had only 7 partecipants and the veterans had a hard fight to survive. At last only 4 of them deserved to remain veterans: IonStorm (thanks to its third place in double), StrangeMatter (third-second-second), Starkle (second-fourth-third) and Tango with another triple victory. The jrobots, that suffered the close competition, are: Bohan, Stately, Headhunter. Now its their turn to decimate the cadets.

Among the cadets, the veterans demoted at the end of the previous tournament had an easy play. These jrobots achieved the requested percentages for a promotion: DarkSoldier, Snutteplutt, MarukoV4, Berserk, Dragon, Errata, ELECTRON, Jimbo, GulleFjun, Bosozoku, Mouth, Janeway, RoboOlm, FlameBall, Teddybear, KillerBees, DOOM, Hellfire.
These ones still remain cadets: Stinger, Leech, Genuine, GenuineA, Shark, Phalanx, NeoBot, Ender, Platoon, Touche, Vampire, Ajax, Battlemage, DirtyCoward, AronsRobot01, Ciaky, Kraft, Ladybug, 845bytes, RauaRoobert, Yoda, DeadDuck, Shrike, Earthworm, CounterStrike, Bizarro. TTL was uploaded too late to have its results omologated.
Finally, these jrobots were removed because of their poor results: Trofion, Sprate, TroSniper, Quake3ArenaBot, Gore2. Some of them were very young, so a renewed version will be more effective in the next tournaments.

Now you can upload your jrobots to win the January 2007 JROBOTS Challenge (January 5th-27th 2007) aka JROBOTS 2K7!

January 1st 2007

Happy New Year To All The Players!

Every year the image at the top of the pages changes. Here follows the gallery of the past banners with a brief description:


JROBOTS 2K6: Last year I decided to appear personally and... yes, I'm that guy in the middle! ;)


JROBOTS 2K5: In 2005 the image was a collage of some screenshots taken from Urban Tactics, a demo of my 3D engine. The game consists in a very simple third person shooter with a warrior fighting against some soldiers in an urban environment. To know more about the engine, visit the site of the APOCALYX 3D Engine at SourceForge.


JROBOTS 2K4: In 2004 the screenshots were taken from GUN-TACTYX, that is a programming game like JROBOTS. The difference with JROBOTS is the use of a C-like language, instead of Java, and a 3D battlefield, that's why I call it "a CROBOTS-like game with QUAKE3-style graphics". The game is very complex, but if you like JROBOTS you should try GUN-TACTYX too. Visit the GUN-TACTYX Official Site for more information.


JROBOTS 2K3: The screenshots of 2003 were taken from another demo of APOCALYX, the 3D engine the development of which I begun that year and then used to create GUN-TACTYX.


JROBOTS 2K2: This image of 2002 shows the aspect that jrobots should have: Much better than the dots in the Java Battle Applet, but unluckily we can only imagine that shapes ;)


JROBOTS 2K1/2000: Finally, the original banner of JROBOTS in 2000. It was created by the owner of, the site that first hosted the on-line JROBOTS Challenges. His idea of a jrobots was very similar to mine... and to yours too, I think ;)

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