You have been heralded from birth as the instrument of the gods. You are destined to recover the Amulet of Yendor for your deity or die in the attempt. Your hour of destiny has come. For the sake of us all: Go bravely!
In this challenge you will complete your quest by designing an agent which can navigate the procedurally generated, ascii dungeons of Nethack, a terminal-based video game complete with dangerous monsters, magical items, and hopefully enough food to survive!
You can design and train your agent however you please — with or without machine learning, using any external information you’d like, and with any training method and computational budget. The only requirement is that you submit an agent that can be evaluated by us (see the Competition Structure section below).
You will be judged by how often your agent successfully ascends with the Amulet. However, since this is a long and arduous quest, it is possible that no agent will succeed, in which case you will be ranked by the median in-game score that your agent achieves during the testing rounds.