Throw off the shackles of competition and play Cooperative Chess with friends instead! Can you meld minds and thwart everything thrown in your way to complete a totally perfectly normal game of chess?
All Reviews:
Mixed (54) - 61% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 16, 2023

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Play Cooperative Chess

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About This Game

When your friends win, you win.

Co-op Chess occurs in rounds, and in each round you must occupy all the "!" squares.

Achieve checkmate for either side and you both win!

If you've read this far, you must want some feature details

  • Customizable difficulty
  • Single-player mode if you want to learn in a safe place (or if that's just your thing)
  • Avatar customization unlocked by completing achievements
  • Private games with friends
  • Quality of life improvements beyond what's normal for Chess apps

Cooperative Chess is part of what has retroactively been termed a "molasses jam" run by the Bay Area Dev Collective. The theme of the jam was to make a violent genre non-violent. Somehow the idea of co-op chess came up during a brainstorming session, and I knew immediately that I had to figure out how to make it work. And now you and a friend get to experience it yourselves.

The other molasses game jam games are also on steam:

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: macOS 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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