The GDMC Competition
Generative Design in Minecraft
The 2023 AI Settlement Generation Challenge is now closed for submissions!
Judges will be reviewing our entries, and we will be announcing results in August!
Welcome to the Generative Design in Minecraft (GDMC) website. We are organizing the AI Settlement Generation Competition in Minecraft, where you can participate by writing an algorithm that makes an interesting settlement for a given Minecraft map. Do you like Minecraft and procedural content generation? Did you look at the villages in Minecraft and thought, I could write a better algorithm to produce settlements? Now is your chance to prove it.
The Settlement Generation Challenge is about writing an algorithm that can create a settlement for a given, unknown Minecraft map. The challenge is to produce an algorithm that is adaptive towards the provided map, creates a settlement that satisfies a range of functional requirements - but also looks good and evokes an interesting narrative. The goal is to basically produce an algorithm that can rival the state of the art of what humans can produce.
Here is a short intro video explaining the competition:
If you want to know more details, such as how to participate, how we evaluate your entries, the rules, how to get started, etc, you should take a look at the
. To reach out to us, or to join with our help community, that has plenty of information on how to get started with this,
feel free to join our discord.
You can find previous years entries, both their code, generated settlements and results in our
. Congratulations to Mike's Angels for winning the 2022 competition! Well done!
The submission deadline for the 2023 season is the 15th of June, and results will be announced at the Conference on Games (COG 2023) in August - and online. Submissions will open soon. Good luck!
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**2022 Season Files**
How to Submit
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