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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April 27

Take a trip to Santa Monica Chess Park



Ever wanted to play chess at the beach without going outside? Then this is the DLC pack for you...

We're super excited to share the brand new Santa Monica Pack for Chess Ultra, which launched this week and is playable both with and without VR. The pack contains an environment and a chess set, bringing the sandy beaches of Santa Monica to Chess Ultra.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/638011/Chess_Ultra_Santa_Monica_Game_Pack/

The beach environment was modelled on the real life Santa Monica chess park, whilst the chess set was inspired by the skate scene of California. We spent a long time contemplating how the pieces would look in-game and landed on a hand-made style, with each chess piece fashioned from recycled skateboard parts. You can see an early concept that we created during the design process below.



We hope you like the contemporary style of the new set and enjoy playing in the California sunshine! The pack is available to purchase now for £4.79.

Thanks as always for your support,

Ripstone
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April 6

Chess Ultra X Purling London Collection - Out Now



Hey everyone,

Two announcements to share with you today; new DLC and details of the next official Ripstone Tournament. (It's starting next week!)

We're delighted to announce our partnership with the critically acclaimed team at Purling London to bring several of their bespoke, hand-painted chess sets to the virtual world of Chess Ultra. The four exclusive sets are available to download in-game now.



Celebrated international contemporary artists have used the traditional Staunton chess set as an unconventional “canvas” upon which they have created one-of-a-kind, hand-painted works. Purling names this line of their collection “Art Chess” as they create a diverse line artistic gaming sets and four of these designs will be available in Chess Ultra.

We hope you enjoy playing with the sets as much as we enjoyed creating them!

To celebrate the launch of the Purling London collection, we are hosting a new official Ripstone chess Tournament! The tournament will start in-game on Monday 9th April at 11am BST, so make sure to get in there early to reserve your slot.

Thanks as always for your support.

Ripstone

http://store.steampowered.com/app/813380/Chess_Ultra_X_Purling_London_Bold_Chess/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/816980/Chess_Ultra_X_Purling_London_Mr_Jiver_Art_Chess/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/816981/Chess_Ultra_X_Purling_London_Nette_Robinson_Art_Chess/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/816982/Chess_Ultra_X_Purling_London_Olivia_Pilling_Art_Chess/
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Reviews

“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”
Kotaku

“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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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