Now that the basics of the actor model is out of the way (thanks to the previous article), it’s time to make something with it! We’ll begin by creating an Akka project from scratch, and then move on to implementing a number guessing game based on actors, which will give us an easy start in modeling actor-based systems.

The rule of the game is quite simple; it’ll pick a random integer between 1 and 100, and user will try to guess it. Each time the user provides a guess, the game with reply with a message that tells the player whether or not they matched. All interaction will be through the console, so no unnecessary complication there.

Note: I won’t go into any details about the model nor Akka’s implementation of it, so if you’re ever in need of assistance, feel free to use the previous article as a reference.