Minimol Video games introduced not too long ago that it’s launching Chessarama, its assortment of chess-based and chess-adjacent single-player puzzle video games, on PC and Xbox on December 5. The Rio de Janeiro-based studio is launching the sport in partnership with SMG Studio. It’s at the moment obtainable to wishlist on Steam.
Chessarama contains eight video games that use the normal guidelines of chess in unconventional methods — for instance, a knight piece nonetheless strikes like a knight, but it surely doesn’t transfer on the normal set of chess tiles. The video games every have their very own theme and setting, together with one set in feudal Japan, one on a soccer pitch and one other on a dragon slaying journey. Every marketing campaign contains over 100 ranges and challenges, in addition to leaderboards and day by day and weekly challenges. It additionally options “basic chess” for individuals who need to play the unique sport.
Raphael Dias, Minimol Video games’ CEO, stated in an announcement, “Chessarama is a chess participant’s dream come true, providing artistic challenges that can put your chess abilities to the check. That stated, Chessarama doesn’t require any information of chess in any respect, as every variant gently onboards gamers by providing mild challenges earlier than steadily growing the problem. Informal gamers could have enjoyable merely puzzling their solution to the tip, whereas extra devoted fanatics can actually put their abilities to the check by attempting to compete on the leaderboards for fixing a stage within the fewest variety of strikes.”
Minimol has additionally launched a number of dev diaries chronicling Chessarama’s creation, referred to as Checkmate Chronicles. It’s additionally partnered with Chess.com as a sponsor of the Champions Chess Tour on-line match on the remaining a part of its 2023 season.
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