Introducing Chess Ultra; the most breathtaking chess game ever made. Experience stunning 4K visuals, seamless online multiplayer, Grandmaster approved AI and full VR compatibility.
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Release Date:
Jun 21, 2017

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February 2

Russian Academy Pack - Available Now

Hi everyone,

We've got an announcement to share that will hopefully brighten your Friday... a brand new DLC Pack is available now for Chess Ultra!

The Academy Pack contains two new pieces of DLC for Chess Ultra and is a tribute to the long and noble chess playing tradition in Russia that has produced some of the greatest players of all time.

The Akademiya environment invites you to follow in the footsteps of the Russian Grandmasters that played in the halls of the academy, and is fully playable in VR. We invite you to immerse yourself in the tournament setting and feel the pressure with every move.

The Academy Pack also contains the simple yet beautiful Kholmogory chess set, which is available in two materials; traditional wood and sleek plastic. The design was modelled on a rare chess set created in the Russian town of Kholmogory, and pays homage to the rich chess history held by the rural village.

The pack is available to download now for £4.79 / $5.99. We're really excited to be sharing this new content with you and hope you enjoy playing using the new environment and chess set!

Thanks for your ongoing support,

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December 20, 2017

Free DLC for the Holidays - Available Now

The Ripstone holiday elves have been working extra hard this year and have prepared a special Christmas gift for you all to enjoy…

As a special festive treat for fans of Chess Ultra, we launched the Easter Island chess set today, for free! The Easter Island chess set is inspired by the mysterious Moai of Easter Island, Polynesia. These head-like, monolithic chess pieces have been beautifully crafted, bringing the Moai not only to life – but to the chess board. The set comes with two material variants; rock and metal, and can be played in any environment within Chess Ultra.

You can download the free DLC using the link below, and we really hope you enjoy taking to the board with a brand new set.

Thank you as always for your support and we hope you enjoy the holiday season!

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“Sure, chess in real life is cool, but you haven't f*cked with chess until you've experienced the untamed fury of CHESS ULTRA”
900/Chess – Pedestrian

“This is some epic sh*t, people”

“Chess will always be chess, but with its glorious presentation and wealth of options, Chess Ultra is a Queen in a genre filled with Pawns.”
9/10 – God is a Geek

About This Game

Introducing the most breathtaking chess game ever made.

Chess Ultra injects the greatest strategy game of all time with a modern twist; offering the ultimate chess experience with stunning 4K visuals, Grandmaster approved AI and full VR compatibility.

  • Stunning chess sets and beautiful environments
  • 10 Grandmaster-approved AI levels
  • Intuitive, overhauled local and online multiplayer with ELO ranking system
  • Comprehensive time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, available online
  • Cross-platform online play and leaderboards
  • Spectate and compete in Official Ripstone tournaments
  • Demonstrate your skills in over 80 chess puzzles
  • Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches
  • Export portable game notation (PGN) for every game, locally and online
  • Full Twitch integration invites you to play against your community
  • Play in VR and immerse yourself in the Chess Ultra experience
  • In-depth tutorials to help improve your game

With full Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support, play Chess Ultra in VR for the most breathtaking chess experience to date. From the wood grains on the antique mahogany board in the library, to the luxury felt on the bottom of every chess piece; chess has never looked this good. Physically reach out to make your move and focus entirely on the game at hand.

  • Compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
  • Use Oculus Touch or Vive controllers to reach out and move the pieces
  • Immerse yourself in beautiful, ultra-realistic environments
  • Change your perspective of each environment by standing to get a better view
  • Take the most extreme chess challenge in Gomorrah. Will you survive?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This will ensure the game will run at 1080p at 30fps. These specifications do not reflect VR, see Recommended Requirements for more details
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Gerforce GTX 780 or 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This will ensure the game will run at 1080p at 60fps. These specifications do not reflect VR, an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070/1080 or AMD equivalent will be required to experience 90 FPS on a HTC VIVE or OCULUS RIFT
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