Quadrapong

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This environment is part of the atari environments. Please read that page first for general information.

Name Value
Actions Discrete
Agents 4
Parallel API Yes
Manual Control No
Action Shape (1,)
Action Values [0,17]
Observation Shape (210, 160, 3)
Observation Values (0,255)
Import from pettingzoo.atari import quadrapong_v3
Agents agents= ['first_0', 'second_0', 'third_0', 'fourth_0']

Agent Environment Cycle

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Quadrapong

Four player team battle.

Each player controls a paddle and defends a scoring area. However, this is a team game, and so two of the 4 scoring areas belong to the same team. So a given team must try to coordinate to get the ball away from their scoring areas towards their opponent’s.

Scoring a point gives your team +1 reward and your opponent team -1 reward.

Serves are timed: If the player does not serve within 2 seconds of receiving the ball, their team receives -1 points, and the timer resets. This prevents one player from indefinitely stalling the game, but also means it is no longer a purely zero sum game.

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Environment parameters

Environment parameters are common to all Atari environments and are described in the base Atari documentation .

Version History

  • v3: No action timer (1.9.0)
  • v1: Breaking changes to entire API (1.4.0)
  • v2: Fixed quadrapong rewards (1.2.0)
  • v0: Initial versions release (1.0.0)