Legend tells of a dark cave with hidden gold. But beware! The hungry Wumpus lurks within the cave, as do bottomless pits cloaked in darkness. Can you guide our courageous hero safely through the cave and retrieve the gold? The Wumpus World game was originally designed to test the intelligence of computer players, but is challenging for humans as well. Test your skills against larger and larger worlds, avoid the perils within, and emerge victorious with riches galore.
The Wumpus World game was first introduced by AI researcher Michael Genesereth as a testbed for AI systems and is loosely based on the Hunt the Wumpus Atari video game. The Wumpus World game was fully described by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig in their book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (aima.cs.berkeley.edu).