Play Minecraft and Win Prizes while helping Advance Artificial Intelligence Research, Sep. 14

A multi-institute research collaboration project hosted at Arizona State University is looking for Minecraft players to participate in a remote study, where teams will collaborate to defuse bombs in a Minecraft world. Join today at the game website.

Grand prizes

At the end of the research team’s data collection (estimated at the end of October 2023), the 10 best-performing teams will win a $50 Amazon gift card per person. 

Weekly prizes

The top-performing three teams each week will receive a $25 Amazon gift card per person. One additional team will be selected from the top 50% of scoring teams for that week (excluding the top-performing three teams previously mentioned) and receive $25 per person.

Special events

Occasionally, the researchers host special events with additional varying prizes. Next event: Participants who complete three missions on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 (anytime during the day in the AZ time zone), will gain $20 Amazon gift cards.

Research credits

If you need research credit to fulfill the requirement of the course HSE 101, or if you are interested in research opportunities related to this project, you can email Lixiao Huang at [email protected] to request it.

To participate in the study, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Live in the United States.
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Can communicate in English.
  • Have experience playing Minecraft with a mouse and keyboard.
  • Have Minecraft Java edition and a paid Minecraft account to use.
  • Have a computer and reliable internet access.
  • Have normal color vision: If you are not sure, you can check using free online color vision tests, such as the Ishihara Test.

Discord server

Join the Discord server to coordinate team availability, report game feedback and get the latest announcements.

Sign up to play

The game server is available 24/7, but the game requires three players to form a team. The researchers encourage participation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT (8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET) each day to have more players online at the same time to form teams. Or, you can bring two friends to play with you at any time you choose.

For any questions, please contact the researchers through [email protected] or join the discord channel.

AI and Minecraft Study Hybrid Game Night
Thursday, Sep 14, 2023
4:30–8 p.m. (4:30 pm starts with setup support and food)
Academic Center (CNTR) Library, Polytechnic campus [map]
Register to participate to ensure we have enough food for the in-person participants and provide support for online players