It took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better! The most challenging game on earth comes to life in Battle Chess. An entire medieval world at war is reflected on the checkered field. Everyone who's ever had a knight take a pawn has seen that capture as more than one piece replacing another on the board.
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Mixed (163 reviews) - 57% of the 163 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 11, 2015

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January 25

Build 9511 is up

Bugs fixed:
Saved over 20 Meg in wasted memory
Updated math functions to latest libraries
Minor fix for visual error using nVidia 545GT
Cleaned up startup/shutdown code
Updated to latest Steam libraries
Seperated config files for local and roaming data (Hardware values are tied to machine, get settings are in Roaming).
Re-did steam manager to allow future update for steam cloud save games.
Debuging code added to monitor for issues with loss of texture. (Data stored on local machine only)
Plugged up memory leak in streaming audio

A big shout out to those who have sent in bug reports!

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December 14, 2015

Bugs? Found any?

Please send an email with what you found and how to reproduce it to battlechess@oldeskuul.com

Thanks!

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About This Game

It took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better!

The most challenging game on earth comes to life in Battle Chess. An entire medieval world at war is reflected on the checkered field.

Everyone who's ever had a knight take a pawn has seen that capture as more than one piece replacing another on the board. In player's minds, the bold knight, resplendent in his armor of silver or ebon, sallies forth and slays the foul footsoldier. Combat, mortal combat, is the heart and soul of chess, but this aspect of it can only live in the mind's eye... until now!

Lots of computer chess games capture the basics of chess. Only Battle Chess brings chess to life by combining a magnificent chess logic system with colorful, humorous, and dramatic three-dimensional animations.

Battle Chess: Game of Kings

A new version of the classic animated chess game for Windows Vista, 7 and 8 is in development! Updated with all new animations and features, this is the ultimate version of Battle Chess.

  • Turn-based Multiplayer: Play against the computer with scalable difficulty or against live opponents via the internet.
  • Skill Challenge: Test your Chess skills by completing game play scenario challenges in a certain number of moves.
  • Battleground Training: Control your environment. Place pieces strategically on the chess board to test strategy.
  • Tutorials: Video tutorials explain the rules and basic strategies of chess with a little bit of humor.
  • Animations: Watch your army execute vivid capture moves as they take an opposing piece. Dozens of unique battles, idle and movement animations bring the battleground to life.
  • Achievements: Earn achievements and trophies.
  • Environments: Choose between 3 unique Battlegrounds.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1 Gigahertz or faster
    • Memory: 750 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1 Gigahertz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Although the game still has a few issues, I wanted to give a contrasting positive recommendation. This is because I've been able to play and enjoy several games of it myself and also to hopefully encourage further development on it. I can understand and sympathize with the negative reviewers as it was problematic for a long time, but I was glad to see the developer did come back to improve it to the point where it can be an enjoyable experience.

So first, remaining problems I still see:

- still see that odd error message but not until I'm finished and exiting the game, so it doesn't affect play anyway
- except for the dungeon board, still occasionally see a piece blacken - I've seen knight and bishop do this, but now I'm still able to finish the game even then.
- combat vault not activated yet, but not a priority to me
- don't find anyone in any to play in the online rooms, so if anyone wants to, let me know

I would love to see:

- the above remaining things fixed
- trading cards!
- maybe some add-ons with more battle scenes, higher levels, etc, more puzzles, new piece sets, boards, etc
- online activity

I was a big fan of the old one way back then and this is a great update!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Don't buy it, it remains broken for ages, and yet they raised the price. It is not entirely unplayable but it can not be considered stable, and is absolutely not worth 30 USD. The game is fun when it is working, but it still crashes, and has persistent graphical glitches to say the least.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Pre-Release Review
Another game down the same line of ♥♥♥♥ just like DayZ; the price upped and nothing done to the game. Fellow early access gamers are once again being conned. This issue with early access games is absolutely disgusting and it's happened to me more than once. I'm deleting this game from my steam library and will never buy another early access game again. EVER. ♥♥♥♥ you early access developers who don't deliever your promises and decieve your followers by raising the price for no ♥♥♥♥ing reason what so ever and deliever absolutely nothing to the game. ♥♥♥♥ YOU.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
yea i had high hopes for this, but it seems to be broken, and no one is fixing the fact that its does not run. i am sorry to say, but this game is just a money grab!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Battle Chess is broken and needs to be put down. Players turn black and game keeps crashing with latest build and crash fixes applied that people have found.
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