ACTUV Game From DARPA Seeks Ender Wiggin

ACTUV Tactics Simulator is a new game that DARPA is making available to the public for free download. ACTUV (Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trial Unmanned Vessel) puts you "in the driver's seat" so you can show the world how to use its capabilities to follow a submarine.


(ACTUV Tactics Simulator)

As you complete each scenario in the simulation you will be asked if you would like to submit data about your game play to our database for analysis. The data collected doesn’t contain any information about you or your computer, or anything else outside of what you did with ACTUV and how well it worked. Good or bad, please agree to submit your data for analysis so that we can see what tactics work (or don’t work!). And you can always say no- installing and playing the simulation does not collect or send any information until you expressly agree to it at the end of each scenario.

Science fiction fans are of course thinking of how Ender Wiggin was asked to play war games that ultimately became real in Orson Scott Card's classic 1985 novel Ender's Game.

Via DARPA's ACTUV site; thanks to the reader who sent in the tip and the reference.

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