Over 3.000.000 chess puzzles
One playthrough of a map contains 54 different chess puzzles which differ in difficulty from mate in 1 to mate in 4. But every time you start a new run, you get 54 new puzzles out of the big pool of 3.000.000 puzzles.
Now for a fun fact: You could play more than 10.000 days without repeating a puzzle. And to be honest I bet you won’t get it, if there is some repetition in that time frame.
Schachkampf uses stockfish AI and you can choose between 100 levels of difficulty. On level 1 even an absolute beginner can get a win, but on level 100 not even a pro player could beat the game.
I myself am at around level 40 and I just started playing chess with the development of the game, so I’m pretty sure you can beat it too.
12 different boards to play on
You have 12 handcrafted boards to unlock and play on, all in the style of 90s JRPGs. The levels differ from cozy woods or small towns up to icy woods.
It’s not as cool as a handcrafted wooden board with metal figures to play with in real life, but hey it’s also not as expensive.
If you have friends in real life you can play against them locally. If you don’t, you can still play with remote connect against your virtual friends.
Chances are given that you haven’t online friends too, in that case just play with yourself.
12 different starting variations
If you want some extra challenge you can unlock up to 12 different starting variations for your chess game. Each of them will lead to different strategies and tactics.
If there is interest in exploring these or other variations further just tell me via discord or social media. I’m more than willing to create a chess-like successor in the future.
Play in classic chess view or in a sideways view
You can choose in which direction the pieces can move. If you have chess experience you can play bottom up, like you are used to. When you are new to chess, you can play from left to right, like in other turn based tactics games.
I hope we all agree that sideways is the much cooler view. It’s the view I originally intended the game to be, but for popular demand I implemented the classic view too.
Classic chess overlay
If you come from a chess background and you are not sure which of the figures is which chess piece, you can activate a chess overlay which helps you right away.
For some people it seems confusing to differentiate between those figures, but I’m sure if you play this game more than 5 minutes you will pretty sure be able to recognize the pieces right away, even without the overlay. If not,...have you considered playing checkers?
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