Rooks Keep combines arena-based deathmatch with chess

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By on July 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I’m not really au fait with chess so I’m going to keep this short and sweet: Rooks Keep is a “fantasy melee deathmatch/arena game best described as ‘UT with swords’”, apparently. It boasts a number of maps and several game modes including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Conversion (offed foes join your ranks), Combat and Classic Chess. Each mode features two factions of six characters based on chess pieces. Non-chess modes support up to 32 players, and there’s LAN support; you can also solo against AI. It allows you to bring your own third-party chess engines and mod support is on the cards.

A demo is available, and its gunning for Steam Greenlight release. Check out the game’s website for more information.

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And here I was tolerating Battle Chess’ old mechanics.

Also part of that song reminds me of Doom. I love nostalgia, its how I roll.

 

timmytim:
And here I was tolerating Battle Chess’ old mechanics.

Also part of that song reminds me of Doom. I love nostalgia, its how I roll.

In the early days of chess you used to play with a die that would determine the type of piece that you would move.

True story…

 

Apparently this is part of the upcoming Groupees Build-a-Greenlight Indie Bundle. Might check it out since it’ll be cheap.

 

Finally! An up-to-date spiritual successor of Archon Ultra!

 
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