by Grail TeamHearthstone AI player as our first proof of concept
It turns out that…. the answer is yes. There are many games, to name just a few: Blizzard’s Hearthstone ™, CD Project Red Gwent ™ or The Elder Scrolls: Legends ™.
We have decided to reveal the first capabilities of our engine using Hearthstone. You can find the official site here. Our goal is to create a very strong AI player capable of playing any Hearthstone deck built with basic cards (probably more cards to come in the future). Therefore, we have written a simulator that precisely models the abstract rules of this game, since bots using the official infrastructure are not welcome and it is not our target. The simulator will be a free addition to our AI library.
Want to know more? Stay tuned.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play online video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is a turn-based collectible card game between two opponents, who use constructed decks of thirty cards along with a selected hero with a unique power. Players use mana points to cast spells or summon minions to attack the opponent, with the goal to reduce the opponent’s health to zero. Simple general rules and appealing design made this game successful among casual players (according to Blizzard’s data, in 2016 the player-base of the game was about 50 million), as well as within the eSport community, with cash-prize tournaments and many international events every year.