Released version 0.3 of vulcan a few days ago. I'm not happy at all with the move generation code, though. What chess programs such as Crafty and (recent versions of) GNU Chess seem to use are bitmaps and lots of wizardly bit-twiddling to parallelize operations in the move generator. Vulcan could benefit from that sort of stuff. So I got crazy yesterday and started by throwing away a couple thousand lines of code. Woo-hoo.
Awe-inspiring visuals. Beautiful, haunting soundtrack. Long, utterly implausible dialogues between street-hardened cops about such pressing issues as Descartes' mind-body dualism. Had me feeling most of the time like a small kid who flips through the pages of a book and marvels at the pretty pictures, but can't understand the words. People who thought that Hollywood junk like "The Matrix" was intellectually stimulating should watch this one.
Minor quibble: call me squeamish if you will, but I could do without the extreme violence.