The Rabbit Hole
This project may seem abandoned but I'm actually still working on it. I just am not really making any progress.
I got real time screen capture and input sending working pretty quickly but then it turned out that is not the hard part. I was planning to do a "pure" AI that would watch the screen to infer the gamestate but it's turning out that this is a very hard thing to do. I went down a computer vision rabbit hole for a while but there isn't really any good way to do this and I'd much rather spend my time writing the bot, not becoming a machine learning expert.
I'm currently trying to find different approaches like inspecting the game memory to infer where things are.
At some point I think I'll do a bot for HMH (once there is more of a game to play). Doing this for HMH is going to be wonderful because of the clear separation between platform and game, It'll be easy to just inject some code there than can inspect the screen, make decisions and send the input for the next frame. Heck I can even write an AI only platform layer and run 1000's of games at once, use genetic algorithms to evolve AIs, log all the results to be analyzed later. It's going to be a lot of fun I think.
I wish all games were designed as nicely as HMH.