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Players in Screeps: Arena is an online, PvP RTS for programming enthusiasts.
Screeps: Arena is an RTS all about programming. Quite literally: You don’t control anything once the match starts, you just hope that the orders you planned out beforehand are good enough.
Then your units get thrown into the fight against others in quick 1v1 matches. Those matches are played out in a variety of arenas with various rules, each with its own matchmaking and rankings, and you’ll want separate sets of orders for each arena. New arenas are introduced each season of Screeps, and you’ll refine your code for those new arenas and refine it again between matches to get better.
You can find Screeps: Arena on Steam (opens in new tab) or learn more about it on its official website, screeps.com (opens in new tab).
Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he’s not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.
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Note that any programming tips and code writing requires some knowledge of computer programming. Please, be careful if you do not know what you are doing…