On this page we provide some additional background information, including results of previous related competitions and references to Ms Pac-Man in the recent literature. A complete overview of the competition, including a literature review, may be found here.


About this competition

This competition differs significantly from the previous Ms Pac-Man competitions as competitors may enter ghost teams. This means that Ms Pac-Man controllers are playing against a variety of different ghost teams, of variable degrees of difficulty. It is thus impossible to draw meaningful comparisons between the results of this competition and previous Ms Pac-Man competitions. For this reason, it is also difficult to draw comparisons to human performance at this stage - we are currently trying to integrate this aspect into the competition.

Other Gaming Competitions

There are numerous other gaming competitions being held fairly regularly. These, and sites related to game competitions, are listed below. If you know if any additional items that should be listed below, please do let us know.