Slugs Incorporated is a game developer specialising in mollusc themed games for multiple
platforms. Most of their games are twists on existing classic titles, and they have put
together a proposal for a game they have called Battleslugs. You have been to develop a
prototype of the game Battleslugs.
Battleslugs is very similar to the popular game Battleships. But, there is one significant
difference between the two games. In Battleslugs, there are no fixed shapes for each of
the two players. Instead, each player gets five ‘slugs’ to place on a 12x12 board. Each of
these slugs consists of five segments, but the arrangement of the segments is randomised for each game. The only rule is that each segment of the slug must be within an eight cell
neighbourhood of the previous segment.