Pico Checkmate

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A simple, cute retro version of classic Chess made in Pico-8. Full implementation of the Chess rules(*) with a juicy interface and some basic AI to play against. Created as part of the Chess Jam 2018.

- You might need to click the window to gain focus
- Use the cursor keys to move the cursor
- Use the X, M or V key to select
- Use the Z, M or C key to cancel
- *Note: Game will not recognize draw by threefold repetition


cool , but if you put 2 compurers to the fight they get stuck in a loop in wich black gets check
moves his king then white moves the piece that he checked black wits then black moves the king back and white checks him again with the same piece and the cicle repeats

Good.. but hard for me.

It would be nice if I had a difficulty sellect

Heh, I see why people are saying this engine is pretty easy. Chessmaster (NES version) level 1 was able to checkmate it. I still can't quite beat it myself, but I recommended it to a friend who should be able to win fairly easily.

AI was respectably challenging, but not impossible to beat. The graphics (at least for myself) makes this appealing enough to keep faved for when my friends wanna play a game of chess but no physical board is available. Looking forward to more updates if you're supplying any more. Cheers!

doesnt work. i cant even move.

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3.77 / 5.00

Jul 5, 2018
9:40 AM EDT
Strategy - Other