μniverse is my attempt to wrap a bunch of HTML5 games in a single API. This is similar to openai/universe, except that it avoids Flash and VNC. For more on this, see Advantages over Universe
This is a work in progress. See Roadmap for more details.
µniverse depends on a few software projects. It requires fairly new versions, so package managers like
apt-get may not be suitable. Here are the packages and links to downloads:
Installing Go is particularly involved, as you will want to create a
GOPATH. See here for details on that.
Once you have Go and Docker, you can download µniverse in one easy step:
go get github.com/unixpickle/muniverse
The first time you use µniverse, it will pull a somewhat large Docker container. I recommend you do this manually before you use µniverse:
docker pull unixpickle/muniverse:0.115.0
Once you have µniverse installed, you may want to install bindings for other languages such as Python. If you want to use µniverse from Go, muniverse-agent might serve as a good starting point. You may also want to checkout the GoDoc for API details.
Advantages over Universe
Compared to OpenAI Universe, μniverse will give the following advantages:
- No need to play games in real-time.
- No "falling behind" on slower computers
- Play games faster than real-time on fast machines.
- No need for a neural network to read scores from screenshots.
- Fewer glitches due to menu automation.
- No unsafe actions (e.g. pressing the Main Menu button).
- No Docker containers without accompanying source code
- All code to generate containers is included
- Open source scripts to download & package games
Most of the above advantages come from focusing on HTML5 games rather than Flash games.
- this directory - high-level Go API for controlling environments
- chrome/ - Go API for controlling a headless Chrome instance
- games/ - scripts for downloading & packaging games
- container/ - build files for the Docker container
- codegen/ - small program to auto-generate Go games registry
- util/ - small tools which come in handy while using µniverse.
- bindings/ - bindings for other programming languages.
Here's what is done so far:
- Go API for interfacing with headless Chrome.
- Mechanism for downloading & packaging games.
- Docker container for running headless Chrome.
- Go API for controlling Docker containers.
- Simple interface for gym-like environment control.
- Python bindings
Here's a (non-exhaustive) to-do list:
- Get more games.
- Gym integration.
- Get WebGL to work without occasional failures.
- Better way to verify connection to keep-alive socket.
- Rewrite download script in Go:
- Faster (jq is slow)
- Support absolute paths? (how to specify destination...)
- Cleaner Windows IP address lookups
This is under a BSD 2-clause license. See LICENSE.