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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Give difficulty options pls.

Couldn't make it...

Even though I am not really huge fan of chess, I would say the design and ai for the game it pretty good for those who like it. The only really issue is that look of it doesn't really stand out.

Yay, I was able to beat it by sacrificing everything at my first game.

About the game itself, well, I like chess so +1 star for that. The art is simple and it goes straight to the point, "classic chess", I like the color choice you made, and I loved the intro in which you place the pieces, another +1. Sound is okay I guess, goes perfect with the art style tho, I appreciate the fact that you didn't include some kind of tune when you're suppossed to be focused, +1. Multiplayer is a nice detail, also... Programming a chess from scratch? +2 for that.

You made me curious about Pico-8, LUA is nice.


So this was a cool game, you have an interesting idea here the "COMPUTER" controller is kind of slow but I like the idea of this game here, Speed up the computer controllers turn or ai, Not too much flash games and movies really dazzle me, but thats because everything is always the same, You have gone and made the effort to change this one and make it different from the others, And I will say that this one has dazzled me to the max. you have effectively made something prettygood here.

Speed up the computer controllers turn or ai


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3.67 / 5.00

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