Yep. Pico-8 Chess. What's not to love?
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. Lexaloffle thread is here.
* Note: Game will not recognize draw by Threefold repetition
- 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
- Making Chess in Pico-8 - #4: Chess Engine TuningAug 17, 2018
- Making Chess in Pico-8 - #3: Chess Engine BasicsAug 12, 2018
- Making Chess for Pico-8 - #2: JuicynessAug 04, 2018
- Making Chess in Pico-8 - #1: DesignJul 27, 2018
- Version 6Jul 09, 2018
- Version 5Jul 05, 2018
- Version 4May 07, 2018
- Version 3May 02, 2018
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This looks like another solid Pico-8 game. I'm definitely playing this.
Sometimes the AI plays really stupid. Especially when there are no queens on the board.
Look at this game which I played against it. Here's a PGN:
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qe6+ 4. Qe2 Nc6 5. Qxe6 Bxe6 6. Bb5 Nf6 7. Bxc6+
bxc6 8. d3 Kd7 9. Be3 Rb8 10. b3 Rb7 11. Na4 Kd6 12. Bc5+ Kd5 13. c4+ Ke5 14.
d4+ Ke4 15. Nc3+ Kd3 16. O-O-O+ Kxc3 17. Ne2# 1-0
I decided to watch the computers play against eachother and was kinda disappointed when they were just making the same moves over and over, I don't know if this game will still even get attention but I'd like to see either smarter AI or I'd like to know why threefold repitition isn't implemented
Thanks for the feedback, The reason why there is no Threefold Repetition is that the game engine I used is very restrictive. It's a small wonder I got the AI to work as it is. But I'm considering a port to a different engine and I might get the Treefold Repetition going there.
Do you know what this game lacks? Labels on the chessboard! All squares are nameless, I can't write my moves or moves of my opponent using chess notation.
its to smart >:(
As someone who only plays a game of chess every now and then, this jam submission was a real challenge for me - the A.I. didn't feel so basic at all. :D It's always impressive for me, what's possible with PICO-8. The entire UI felt pretty slick, the pixel art is lovely, a high amount of polish is in there. <3 That's why I wrote a little recommendation article about your game on our blog and also uploaded a video, where I tried to win a round... ... ...Of course I had to re-do 'some' of my turns, cough cough. Great work!
There is no game here. Just a screen telling me to go to a website. So going by the "game" that exists here on itch: 0/10 keep that bullshit on kongregate.
That's weird. How are you playing the game? Did you bring it up in the Browser or by some other means? Can you post a screenshot?
Edit: Nevermind, I think I figured it out. Game was interacting weirdly with the Itch.io App. Uploaded a new Version that should fix this. Be sure to click on Update in the App.
It's a relief knowing that you weren't being scummy and it was just a bug. Your patch worked and the game is just as excellent as when I first played it on the pico-8 website. 0/5 -> 5/5 we're doing it live
Simple but fun.Nice work!
Very good! Cute and the animation and sonds are spot on!
Love it! Feels and plays so smooth :)
Great game! Good job :D