This is a desktop application to run the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma.

  • The application is divided into 3 main parts:
    1. Run one strategy against another one strategy.
    2. Run one strategy against multiple selected strategies.
    3. Run a number of selected strategies against each other.
  • Part 1. has been completed.
  • Parts 2 and 3 are yet to be completed.
  • The individual strategies are coded in separate DLLs, which the main program reads off of a folder.
    • At the moment, the DLLs must be placed in the same directory where the executable is located.
    • Please open the 'PrisonersDilemmaStrategies' solution in VS and build. The resulting libraries will be copied to the [PrisonersDilemmaStrategies/Libraries] directory. Copy them to the directory which the application executable is located.
    • I will change this later so that a user can specify the path.

Technical Stuff

  • This application is developed on Microsoft .NET framework 4.6 and C# language.
  • For the GUIs, I've used WPF and the MVVM pattern. Almost zero code behind.

What is Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma?

  • Prisoner's Dilemma is a simple game that often appear in Game Theory.
  • Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma is a modified version of the above where the game is palyed between two individuals multiple number of times, and the two individuals do not know when the last move will be.
  • This program focuses on the evolutionary biology aspect of the game, which shows that cooperation among individuals can come about over evolutionary time.
  • Inspired by the original research on the subject done by Dr. Robert Axelrod, and use of the results to explain the evolutionary biology implications by Dr. Richard Dawkins.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or later. (Hasn't been tested on other platforms.)
  • Microsoft .NET framework 4.0 or later.

Install Instructions

  • TBD

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