Beating Blitz: Building a Kick-@#! Bejeweled Blitz Bot with Python

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Beating Blitz: Building a Kick-@#! Bejeweled Blitz Bot with Python

Beating Blitz: Building a Kick-@#! Bejeweled Blitz Bot with Python by Spencer Seidel
English | 3 Dec. 2015 | ASIN: B018YBHX4W | 81 Pages | AZW3/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 2.74 MB

Amaze your friends! Astound your family! Humiliate your Facebook frenemies!

Hi. I'm a nerd who built a kick-@#! Bejeweled Blitz-playing bot.

It scored less than 10,000 points on its first run. By the end, it could routinely beat the Bejeweled Blitz Guinness World Record in regulation game play and all the daily challenges, earning me tons of rare gems, all the while humiliating any Facebook friends who dared challenge me in the weekly tournaments.

How did I do it?

Follow along in my easy-to-read, diagram-rich guide, where we'll build a bot from the ground up, together. I cover all the gory details, including computer-vision techniques, move-picking algorithms, playing strategies, as well as tips for debugging.

Sure, this is a book about building a Bejeweled Blitz bot, but it's also about critical thinking and complex programming techniques. If you're new to Python (as I was) or programming in general (I'm a veteran), you'll have fun as well as learn some cool stuff. Oh, and there's this: nothing earns white-hat-hacker street cred like building a good bot.

Plus, wouldja look at how cheap this eBook is?! Sheesh, what do you have to lose?

(From the I-can't-believe-you-have-to-actually-say-this-Stuff Dept.: This product is an eBook and not the actual game. Duh.)