Are you a chess master? Or a chess enthusiast? Maybe you just play chess from time to time. Whoever you are, Chessia is here for you.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Chessia, in its current state, has some core features implemented. However, as Chessia Developers Team, we are not done yet and want to add more.

The features we are planning to add:
- Chess 960
- Online Multiplayer
- Steam Achievements”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to release the game fully somewhere between January 2018 - March 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be a smooth experience with some of the existing features improved and some more features added such as online multiplayer. We also plan on adding support for Linux and OSX.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Existing Features
- Single player
- Local multiplayer
- Analyze
- Easily changing chess engine options
- Installing other chess engines (UCI)

Although these features are added, they need polishing and improvement.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will be priced the same even after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Getting feedback is very valuable for a small indie team like us. With that said, while we plan on improving and polishing the game, we also want to add features that the community wants.”
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May 27

0.31b Patch is Live! Arch & Fedora are Supported

Hello Dear Community

This is a small patch that adds support for Arch and Fedora based distributions. It required a lot of testing, hence took a bit of time to finish.

* [Linux] Added support for Fedora and Arch based distributions.
* [Linux] Seperated compilation part of executable to a different file, named "".
* [Linux] Added instructions in case "" doesn't work on a specific distribution.
* Small improvements to UI

PLEASE TAKE NOTE, even if your distribution is not supported, you can now follow the instructions given in "compile_stockfish_didnt_work_README.txt" file and play the game.

Until next time, have fun and take care.
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March 25

Version 0.31 is Live! Online and Linux is here!

Hello Dear Community

It has been some time since our last update and we are excited to announce version 0.31. In this version, we have added online gameplay as well as Linux support.

Though at the moment we only support ubuntu distros, others will soon follow and if you happen to experience a problem, head to the discussions forum here and ask for help;
Chessia Discussions

Also, since our playerbase is small, you may not always find other players to play online with. Hence we have added the "invite friend" option so that you can invite your friends to your online lobby and play together.

Here is what this update contains;
* Added Linux platform
* Added Online gameplay
* Some improvements to networking code has been made
* Multiplayer UI has been reworked
* Made it so that PGN game list is being updated each time it is showed
* Player name is no longer set by player and instead received from Steam
* Fixed a bug about failure to detect check when another piece other than the one played has its direction towards enemy king opened
* Fixed a bug with chess engine options being saved
* Fixed issues regarding chat window
* Fixed a bug with chess engine options not being shown properly
* Fixed a bug with spin box that failed to show user value
* Fixed some multiplayer related button functionality bugs
* Fixed some multiplayer related bugs
* Made sure chess pieces are found properly in multiplayer games
* Made the game start fullscreen by default
* Shadow related options has been removed as they are no longer needed
* Small UI improvements here and there
* Small adjustments made with visuals to improve distinction between pieces

With this, we are very close to release with little things to fix and add.

Until next time, have fun and take care.
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About This Game

Are you a chess master? Or a chess enthusiast? Maybe you just play chess from time to time. Whoever you are, Chessia is here for you. Play with friends, play against computer, or play against yourself to try things out. Analyze games and many more...

* Play locally with your friends
* Play against the computer with 20 levels to chose from (Stockfish 9 is Default)
* Smooth 3D controls with possible camera angles (WASD)
* Install any chess engine you want (Full UCI support)
* Change any chess engine's settings with easy interface, save those settings or reset them to their defaults
* Save games in PGN file format. Load and watch games or analyze them with 6 different depths

* Adding online gameplay on Steam (done)
* Adding Mac and Linux to platforms supported (partly done)
* Improving analyze ability (done)

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2Ghz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB Dedicated Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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