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Games focused on software engineers

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Software engineers are usually efficient in spotting parts that can be automated, solved by an algorithm etc.

Are there any games where players can take advantage by being programmers?

That is, scripting repetitive tasks or coordinating complex tasks, looking for strategies using algorithms etc.?

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I'm not sure how much you do in Linux, but Vim Adventures might fall under your qualifications.

The game is more of a teaching tool for VIM, but it's quite a fun game, and it can serve as a great refresher/new experience for anyone getting into text based development on Linux (well, VIM/VI anyway).

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There is this Belgian game currently in development, by Fishing Cactus: Algo Bot.

It's considered a serious game and is based on algorithms (hence the name) and programming. It looks very promising! :)


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Games focused on software engineers

up vote 14 down vote

Software engineers are usually efficient in spotting parts that can be automated, solved by an algorithm etc.

Are there any games where players can take advantage by being programmers?

That is, scripting repetitive tasks or coordinating complex tasks, looking for strategies using algorithms etc.?


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I'm not sure how much you do in Linux, but Vim Adventures might fall under your qualifications.

The game is more of a teaching tool for VIM, but it's quite a fun game, and it can serve as a great refresher/new experience for anyone getting into text based development on Linux (well, VIM/VI anyway).

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Being a Linux and Vi user, it sounds like a great way how to practice. Thanks! - Petr Pudlák Apr 27 '15 at 18:19

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