Minimol Video games introduced lately that it’s launching Chessarama, its assortment of chess-based and chess-adjacent single-player puzzle video games, on PC and Xbox on December 5. The Rio de Janeiro-based studio is launching the sport in partnership with SMG Studio. It’s presently obtainable to wishlist on Steam.
Chessarama consists of eight video games that use the standard guidelines of chess in unconventional methods — for instance, a knight piece nonetheless strikes like a knight, but it surely doesn’t transfer on the standard set of chess tiles. The video games every have their very own theme and setting, together with one set in feudal Japan, one on a soccer pitch and one other on a dragon slaying journey. Every marketing campaign consists of over 100 ranges and challenges, in addition to leaderboards and day by day and weekly challenges. It additionally options “traditional chess” for many who need to play the unique sport.
Raphael Dias, Minimol Video games’ CEO, stated in a press release, “Chessarama is a chess participant’s dream come true, providing inventive challenges that can put your chess abilities to the take a look at. That stated, Chessarama doesn’t require any data of chess in any way, as every variant gently onboards gamers by providing mild challenges earlier than step by step growing the issue. Informal gamers may have enjoyable merely puzzling their technique to the tip, whereas extra devoted fanatics can actually put their abilities to the take a look at by making an attempt to compete on the leaderboards for fixing a stage within the fewest variety of strikes.”
Minimol has additionally launched a number of dev diaries chronicling Chessarama’s creation, known as Checkmate Chronicles. It’s additionally partnered with Chess.com as a sponsor of the Champions Chess Tour on-line event on the remaining a part of its 2023 season.
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