We need a card game AI for Hearts and some of it's variations.
The AI will need to at least attain a 1600 rating on our game site agaist human players. (average human player rating 1500) You can download the client and check out the online aspects here: [url removed, login to view]
The AI will need to compete at that level with ALL rule types we have in the online game. This includes omnibus, and Spot Hearts as well as (non partners)
The AI also needs to be able to be set at lesser rating levels as well. ( dumbed down feature)
You will have the same data available that the human players have. For instance, the current score, the length of the game, what cards have been played, what cards have been passed, ect.
We need to keep the file size low since this is a downloadable game.
Source code should be in C++.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program in executable form as well as complete and commented source code of all work done.
2) AI must attain a 1600 rating on our site against human players with all game variations to be accepted as fully-functional.
3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site).
Win 2000, WIN NT, Win XP (all 32 bit Windows)