A 3D game based on chess, in the style of Battle Chess. What makes it a unique game is its mechanic: When a Black (undead) piece captures a White piece, that White piece turns into a Black one!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“To get feedback for game components like animations, AI.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“1.5 years”

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

“Early access version has random level generation mode. It generates random levels, providing players almost infinite numbers of levels. Game mechanics are complete. You can play as either White or Black, against AI or your friend on the same computer.

On full release, you will be able to play the campaign mode. Campaing mode will have 64 levels and will be supported with cinematics.

During the Early Access time, we will be developing 2 new environments and improving the current aspects of the game, like AI and animations.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“* Game mechanics and AI work, you can actually play the game
* In-game animations are complete
* Random level generation algorithm works
* Two environments are complete
* You can choose Black side in random level generation mode”

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

“Yes. On the full release the game will have a campaign mode, thus the price will be higher.”

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

“Upon critics on the current version of the game, we will improve the game and maybe add new features.

We will be in contact with players in game's community hub on Steam.”
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About This Game

Chess became unfair, like everything else!


Pawn of the Dead is a 3D game based on chess, in the style of Battle Chess. What makes it a unique game is its mechanic: When a Black (undead) piece captures a White piece, that White piece turns into a Black one! But don’t worry, all the levels are designed so that you can always win the match.

Your mission as Leonard, the White King, is to protect the White Kingdom against the marching army of undeads. Elona, the White Queen, is the best warrior in the kingdom, you won’t be able to succeed without her help. During your quest, you will face a sinister reflection that you forgot a long time ago.

We currently have a random level generator, which provides you procedural challenges. It creates levels that are challenging enough, but it guarantees you that there is always at least one solution. It's possible to play as Black side in this mode.

Current features

  • Fully animated 3D chess pieces
  • Random level generator (playable as either White or Black)
  • AI with 3 difficulty levels
  • Possibility to play against a friend on the same computer (Experimental)
  • 2 environments (also an empty environment for the best performance)
  • 2D mode
  • First chapter (16 levels)

Upcoming features

  • Campaign mode with 64 levels
  • Cinematics
  • 4 environments

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 1050/AMD 450
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz 64 Bit
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.13+
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz 64 Bit
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 1050/AMD 450
    • Storage: 550 MB available space

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