KotH (short for King of the Hill
) is the most well known of the
arenas for Core Wars
It is completely email driven, with people sending in email messages
consisting of the program to enter and the arena to enter it into.
The new program is then run in 100 battles against each of the 20
current programs on the hill. The program receives 3 points for each
win and 1 point for each tie. Scores are then updated and programs are
sorted by score. The 21st program is then thrown off the
The original KotH was run at Intel in 1991 and ran for 3 years.
Until 1995, two different hills were run with overlapping setups:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Currently, the different hills
offer different setups.
;author A.K. Dewdney
;strategy Throw DAT bombs around memory, hitting every 4th memory cell.
;strategy This program was presented in the first Corewar article.
bomb DAT #0
dwarf ADD #4, bomb
MOV bomb, @bomb