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Scenario Chess
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
May 13, 2015 @ 6:41pm
Jun 28, 2016 @ 12:26pm
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We're Greenlit!!!
Scenario Chess finally brings real-world terrain and scenarios to the classic game!
We now have a free demo!

• armies in various starting formations, sometimes involving 3 or more armies
• avoid obstacles (rocks, trees, walls, etc.)
• cross rivers, control bridges with switches

• capture enemy king(s), or capture all pieces
• pawn promotion squares (marked with stars) at various locations, or sometimes nowhere at all
• dozens of levels spread out across various campaigns
• difficulty ranges from very easy to almost impossible!

Throughout the game, you'll encounter custom rules on some levels:

• 4-way pawns: they move 2 squares in any straight direction, but can only attack 1 square in diagonal directions. This lets an army move across the whole map, not just up or down.
• commutable bishops: they can take 1 step in a straight direction (but cannot attack this way), so they're no longer limited as light- or dark-bishops.
• sometimes commutable rooks too!
• promotions are sometimes limited, so you can't always choose a queen

Is Scenario Chess an RPG-type game?
No. There's no collecting gold, no leveling up, no talking to NPCs, and no "side-quests". This is basically just chess on custom terrain!

What platforms are supported?
Windows 7 & 8.1, 32- or 64-bit. Scenario Chess was made in MonoGame, so we should be supporting Linux and Mac soon.

How many levels are there?
57 levels within 8 campaigns. Some of them are very challenging! Check out the screenshot of the Black Knights campaign, which has 7 levels.

Is there any castling or en-passant?
No, these special moves don't exist in Scenario Chess because the levels and setup are very different from the regular 8x8 chess board.

Is there an undo button?
Yes, you can undo any move, all the way back to the start of the level if you want.

Is there a level editor yet?
No, not yet.

Is there multi-player yet?
No, not yet. For now, you'll have to play against the computer.

How good is the computer?
Not grandmaster-level, but okay. The AI thinks to a depth of 1, but because there are usually two enemy players, they can cooperate in surprising ways. The computer is set to either primarily offensive or primarily defensive. As you can imagine, the offensive computer will trade pieces often, but the defensive computer will almost never make a trade.

I'm not the greatest chess player. Will I be able to play this game?
• Probably. There's an undo button, and attacked pieces and potential moves are marked with an X so you can see where it's safe.
• If you can't remember how pieces move, don't worry. Just hover your mouse over any piece to see its moves.
• If you're having difficulty against the computer, try to lure an enemy piece by using one of your high-valued pieces. The computer loves to chase kings, queens, and rooks!

Is there a working build of Scenario Chess?
• Yes, the latest version is 1.04. It works on Windows 7 and 8.1, whether 32- or 64-bit.
• If we get greenlit, it shouldn't take long before Scenario Chess goes on sale on Steam. But depending on how difficult the steamworks SDK is to integrate with the code, it might be 1 to 3 months.

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kaiZer Dragomir Mar 9, 2017 @ 4:43pm 
and where it is?
DessertFirstGames  [author] Jul 2, 2016 @ 7:33am 
Hey all, we've been Greenlit!!! Thanks to all who voted!!!
DessertFirstGames  [author] Aug 16, 2015 @ 8:06pm 
Hi, yes eventually there will be multiplayer allowing multiple human opponents or a mix of human/computer opponents. But for now I'm prioritizing the level editor and different operating systems (PC, Mac, Linux).

BTW, you will be able to customize the rules in the level editor, so you can make the pawns move the classic way if you want. But the built in levels have set rules that you can't change of course, although different campaigns may have different rules.

Please tell all your steam friends and help us get greenlit! We're at 32% so far but things have slowed down, so please spread the word. Thanks!
Swat Hound Aug 16, 2015 @ 3:14pm 
Looks very fun, I look forward to the multiplayer aspect (I'm assuming eventually we can have human opponents?)

Question - Not sure if this is a game mechanic you've implemented or a chess rule but...
Why (at approx 15 seconds) does the pawn move 2 spaces?
Either way, this looks like fun --------- Just read the rest of the description, haha whoops. NO I WON'T HIDE MY SHAME.
falsenname Jun 30, 2015 @ 6:53pm 
tried the demo, will definitely buy if this gets green lit.
Digiomegamon Jun 18, 2015 @ 5:35am 
this looks great, everyone loves bughouse, suicide chess, doublemove chess, atomic chess, titanic chess because of the variation on chess. this game would be massively appealing, more so than jus regular chess!
DessertFirstGames  [author] May 15, 2015 @ 11:10am 
Yeah there will definitely be a level editor! It will export your level to a file, which you can then share however you want. Of course Scenario Chess will also let you play custom levels, which loads a level from a file, so there you go.

The level editor, and improved main menu graphics, are our next priority!
spyro1209 May 15, 2015 @ 10:04am 
It is interesting. It would be nice if it was possible to make your own levels and post them for others to be able to try to beat.
lolslayer May 15, 2015 @ 4:40am 
wow, this is so creative!
seandc02 May 14, 2015 @ 6:21pm 
Interesting, but the graphics need to be improved if you want it to sell well.