A downloadable game

Discover the timeless game of chess with Chess In Space, featuring amazing space-themed graphics.

Play against the computer using the Stockfish engine.

Play against a human opponent with local multiplayer.

Customisable rendering engine supporting multiple quality levels and many space-themed environments.


ChangeLog for Beta 4 :

  • Stockfish AI is easier to defeat at low skill levels which are used in conjunction with small search depths.
  • GUI : shows the list of moves, during gameplay and on the results screen. It can be scrolled up and down. It uses Figurine algebraic notation.
  • Evaluation is not shown to the user during games! In the future, it will be shown during analysis. There is a debug setting to print the evaluation on the console window.

Steam Greenlight page :

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821369249

This game has been greenlit and will launch on Steam.

About the developer :

I am Maximinus, a solo developer from Grenoble and Nice, France.

I've released 20 games on the Xbox 360 Indies service between 2009 and 2014: Globe Clicker, Red Tie Miner, Blocks and Tanks.

I am now developing for the PC.


Open Beta / Early Access :

This is the Open Beta release. There is no minimum price, you can purchase it for free on Itch.io and have access to all the future updates. I am looking for feedback and compatibility testing.


Looking for feedback :

I am looking for feedback on anything you want to communicate on, and on these points :

  • hardware compatibility : did you have any issue running the game on your machine? Was the framerate smooth?
  • 3D legibility : was it easy to distinguish the pieces? Would you prefer 2D sprite-based graphics?
  • mouse input : was it easy selecting and moving pieces with the mouse?
  • mouse input : was it easy moving and scaling the camera?
  • computer difficulty : did you find a computer skill level that was not too hard, enjoyable to play against?


Planned features :

  • save and load a game in progress
  • undo move
  • load .PGN game file
  • analyse previous games with the Stockfish engine


Possible future features :

  • 2D sprite-based rendering engine
  • online multiplayer "correspondence" chess

Install instructions

Run the installer 'Chess In Space Setup.exe'

Launch the game with either the Desktop shortcut or the Start Menu shortcut.

Download

Download
Chess In Space Setup - Beta 5.exe 49 MB

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