Computer Algorithm Does Not Play Mario, It Solves Mario
The Mario AI Competition “is about learning, or otherwise developing, the best controller (agent) for a version of Super Mario Bros.” Programmers have to come up with AI that can solve a “heavily modified version” of the game Infinite Mario Bros. by Markus Persson. That’s all well and nerdy, but if you think this is how programmers have fun, you’re right.
Wow. I didn’t even know you could wall jump your way out of a hole.