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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

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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.

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Okay, I know very little about creating games and the engines they are created with, I just play them

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!

Best wishes,
Sebastian

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Thank you for the recommendation! I had a blast watching your game too. <3

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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.

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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.

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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!

Great game!

Very good! Cute and the animation and sonds are spot on!

Love it! Feels and plays so smooth :) 

Great game! Good job :D