I came across the Mcvities quirks game and figured it would be simple enough to make a bot that auto plays it. The bot is written in Python and is running on a Macbook. It senses various states of play such as an occupied room, a win, a loss and prize notifications.
The basic idea of the game is to build up crumbs (points) by striking the Quirk (cookie?) with a utensil. Whoever strikes the final blow that opens the Quirk is instantly given the chance to win a prize (somewhat random, based on preset winning game numbers).
During testing, my bot was able to win a discount voucher on several occasions (the smallest prize available). Although these wins were dismissed and the bot continued playing.
You’d hugely increase your chances of winning this bot if you were to leave it running 24/7. However, this is only proof of concept and I have no intention of running the bot permanently or claiming any prizes.
Why the second laptop?
There needs to be at least 2 people in a game room. I chose a particularly quiet time to play the game so I used the second laptop to ensure there’d be at least 2 players (my macbook bot and the msi wind). It also shows that other players see nothing out of the usual when the bot is playing.