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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

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Pico Chess flash. The chess board and pieces have that pixel art graphics. Gameplay is your standard chess game. The computer is slow at taking its turn.


Awesome! It really feels like some retro action game!
The way "check" is announced every time, then gets pushed heavily with "mate" adds to it!
Not to mention the graphics, – sure, they are not liked by all-all – but I think they are very good made.

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qe6+ 4. Be2 Nc6
5. Nf3 Nf6 6. O-O Qd6 7. d4 e5 8. dxe5 Nxe5
9. Nxe5 Qxe5 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. Re1 Qe7 12. Rxe7+ Kxe7
13. Bg5 Bxb5 14. Nxb5 c6 15. Qd6+ Ke8 16. Nc7#

wins every time. Computer plays the same moves each game. Not very clever... User plays white, bot plays black

love it. i spent so much time with it decembre last year and im happy to plays it again :3

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3.70 / 5.00

Jul 5, 2018
9:40 AM EDT