Robot Battle FAQs1. Do I need programming experience to play?
2. What is new in the latest version of Robot Battle?
3. Where can I get more help creating robots?
4. Can you help me solve a problem with my robot?
5. Are there any contests that I can enter?
6. How can I host a contest?
Do I need programming experience to play?
No previous programming experience is needed to play Robot Battle. The game includes extensive tutorials and help documentation that teach you everything from basic programming skills to advanced robot creation.
In fact, learning to program robots is a great introduction to programming with other computer languages. Several schools have used Robot Battle to teach students introductory programming. Learning to program robots with RSL is fun and often easier than other programming languages because you can see the results of your work quickly.
What is new in the latest version of Robot Battle?
The first version of Robot Battle was released in 1994 (follow this link for a brief history of Robot Battle). Much has changed since then. If you played older versions of Robot Battle, you may not even recognize it today. The latest version has many advances, including:
Beyond the game's own help documentation, the fastest way to get help is from other Robot Battle players. You can contact other Robot Battle players by joining the Robot Battle Registry. The Registry contains various forums, contests, player profiles, and an archive of previous RBML postings.
Can you help me solve a problem with my robot?
Unless you have found a bug in Robot Battle, Brad Schick and Lunkwill Labs do not help individual players create robots. The best source for help is other Robot Battle players. As mentioned above, the Registry is a great place to find other players. If you have found a bug in the game, please describe it in either the support forum or the bug database.
Are there any contests that I can enter?
How can I host a contest?
Before you host a contest, it is a good idea to become an experienced Robot Battle player. You don't need to be the author of unbeatable robots, but you should be familiar with the game's details before hosting a contest.
Once you feel ready to host your own contest, you have two options: Host the contest entirely on your own, or use the Robot Battle Registry. Hosting a contest on your own is not too difficult, but the Registry has tools that make the process easier. The Registry can help you advertise your contest, collect entrants, and organize your results.