ProbDef: a game about probability and inference

by abstractapplic 2y2nd Jan 20189 comments

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Hey LessWrong! Do you still like probability, inference and Bayes’ Theorem*? Well, I made a (free, open-source, HTML) game about using them to protect a spaceship from explosive mines.

I have plans to make an improved/expanded version at some point in the second half of this year. But I’ve not had much feedback on the current version; and feedback I did get focused mostly on its quality as a game instead of as an accurate and useful representation of probability concepts. So I’m posting it here, in the hopes that some risk/probability enthusiasts will share their opinions & give constructive criticism.

*Just so you know: Bayesian reasoning proper only shows up in the last third of the campaign. Yes, this is one of the things I plan on changing next iteration.