The game developer asks ChatGPT to create and code an online version of Sudoko for him and now 50,000 people play it every day.
- Daniel Tait from Dundee asked ChatGPT to create a Sudoku-like puzzle for him.
- Since its launch, the game has amassed over 50,000 players in a week.
A game master who invented Mathler, a mathematical version of Wordle, once again wowed gamers with another head-scratching online challenge, but this time he used the computer AI ChatGPT to build it.
Daniel Tait’s latest web game, Sumplete, has been a huge success, racking up 50,000 players in its first week.
But unlike Tait’s previous successes, the AI program automated the code for this new game during the design process, leading commentators to question how long software developers will be on a job, The Times reports.
The paper even theorizes that we could soon spend our days “making robot-designed parlor games.”
Sumplete is a logic puzzle similar to Sudoku. But unlike the latter, which requires filling in numbers in a grid, Supplete already has the numbers and the user has to pull them out until each row and column adds up to a specific number.
Daniel Tait’s latest game, Sumplete, has been a huge success, racking up 50,000 players in its first week.
The Times reports that the resulting game is “a strangely addictive math game” that is “satisfyingly easy” on a 4×4 grid, but also comes with a more difficult 8×8.
Tait, from Dundee, said: “Sometimes I think it’s amazing technology, absolutely incredible, akin to science fiction.” And other times I think it’s really glorified to autocomplete.’
Tait used ChatGPT to create the game and asked the platform to create a Sudoku-like puzzle that didn’t exist yet.
And he added: ‘I try to see it rationally. There was still a human operator behind the machine, goading it to create what I wanted. Personally, the creepiest thing I find is that my girlfriend now refers to ChatGPT as “he”.
She says, “What does he think we should do to make it better? What does he think we should do next?” He refers to this person in our life who is not a person at all.’
The use of the software to create the game also raised other questions, one being about copyright if Tait chose to place advertisements on the site. In response, he said that he “would hate to be any kind of intellectual property lawyer in this day and age.”