Video Checkers

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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 2
Parallel API True
Manual Control No
Action Shape (1,)
Action Values [0,17]
Observation Shape (210, 160, 3)
Observation Values (0,255)
Import from pettingzoo.atari import video_checkers_v1
Agents agents= ['first_0', 'second_0']

Agent Environment Cycle

environment aec diagram

Video Checkers

A classical strategy game with arcade style controls.

Capture all of your opponents pieces by jumping over them. To move a piece, you must select a piece by hovering the cursor and pressing fire (action 1), moving the cursor, and pressing fire again. Note that the buttons must be held for multiple frames to be registered.

If you win by capturing all your opponent’s pieces, you are rewarded +1 and your opponent -1.

This is a timed game: if a player does not take a turn after 10 seconds, then that player is rewarded -1 points, their opponent is rewarded nothing, and the timer resets. This prevents one player from indefinitely stalling the game.

Official video checkers manual

Environment parameters

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