I finished our colossal collaboration of a network game with a central server, a while ago. I will convert it to python now that I'm shifting to it as well. Is that unadvisable - python might not be optimal for a game server?
I know that MIT had an RTS AI coding contest, before.
There's also ORTS, open rts
There seem to be many similar links on Google.
The MIT contest was geared to a confusing, un-watchable mess of a game, in my opinion.
Do these types of contests have any traction? now? Any of them non-college?
I have many ideas, some non 3D war.