Simulation Notes Europe, Volume 21(1), April 2011

A Soccer Simulation for Comparison of Game Strategies

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 21(1), 2011, 49-52
DOI: 10.11128/sne.21.en.10049


Our goal was to develop a simple simulator to show capabilities of simulation methods and to introduce a simple game for understanding how various strategies within a rather complex system of invididuals can be tested. A simple soccer game was chosen, which was motivated by the 2008 European Football Championship in Austria. With aspects form Cellular Automata and Agent Based Modelling it was possible to show, that changes in the model are very simple to implement by changing the transitional function, in our case by adding or omiting individual rules. So different strategies but also other changes in the system can be easily tested and compared.