What is Core War?

Core War is a played between two or more programs written in Redcode, a low-level language similar to assembly. Players write a program to eliminate all opponents in the memory of the MARS virtual computer. Core War is also used as a platform to experiment with genetic programming.

Latest Core War News

The Corewar Global Masters Tournament has been announced by Christian Schmidt, with three rounds and a grand final to be streamed live on Twitch. Deadline 6pm CET on 7th Feb 2022.

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