Chess, but you replace your entire army with a royal shotgun. A unique strategy roguelike based on the timeless checkboard classic.
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Very Positive (88) - 90% of the 88 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,758) - 93% of the 3,758 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 12, 2022

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By Ѕtеам 250 May 12, 2022

“Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate was a member of the Hidden Gems until May 14th, 2022.”

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“The funny premise belies a supremely addictive turn-based roguelike, one of the best to come around in a while.”
PC Gamer

“Shotgun King [...] is the vastly improved version of the dated, low-violence game of Chess.”
Buried Treasure

“I am terrible at chess. [...] So, the fact that I can’t stop playing PUNKCAKE‘s fast-paced chess roguelike Shotgun King, truly says a lot.”
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About This Game

Chess, but all your army has gone over to the white side, leaving you with nothing but your royal shotgun and your wounded pride. Carried by your dark folly, you decide it's time to teach those white pieces to fear the Shotgun King.

Every turn, you may either move your king or shoot at enemy pieces, after what you'll need to move again to reload your shotgun. Avoid checkmate and kill the enemy king to complete the floor. After each floor, you may choose between two random combinations of one upgrade for you and one upgrade for the other side. Choose wisely and keep on winning floors and you just may get your kingdom back.

Runs may take ~20 minutes to complete. The game features 15 ranks of difficulty, unlockable cards, over 80 achievements to complete, an endless mode, and now a chase mode where you get continually assailed from all sides!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: yes, you should have one
    • Graphics: you'll need a screen
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: if your computer can play sound, you should be good
    • Additional Notes: in theory, if your computer can run Windows, it can run Shotgun King

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