I’m working on this project of a chess game using pixel art and it should be called Pixel Chess. I still need to work on the chess AI and a lot of other things, but the moves seems to work for now.
I also want to experiment with diferent views for the game for the players that would like to try playing with a different view. The idea is to add isometric and perspective views, plus the classic topdown.
Themed Boards and Pieces
Finally, I want to add different themes for the boards and pieces for the players.
The current art should not be final, but it gives an idea of what I have in mind. This a old project of mine that I’m investing my effort to publish this year. For the chess engine, I’m trying to implement a MCTS (Monte Carlo Tree Search) algorithm (which is cracking my head ).
I’ll update this post with a video demonstration as soon as I can. Hope you like it!
Wow! I love the isometric art! It really pops
So glad you liked! I’m still working on making the chess engine working with a MCTS algo, but after that I’ll start to work on some aesthetics of the game. I also enjoy the isometric view and that’s what prompt me to make the game
The Isometric view is really good! I don’t know what your plans for this game are, but I think adding chiptune musical score, different modes, the ability to exclude certain pieces, and even something like 4 player chess would all be really interesting!
I’ve read that writing chess games can be really code intensive, is it tough to get all possible board states?
Great ideas! I saw this crazy game called Non-Euclidean Chess with different modes of game. And I also saw this concept of quantum chess that made my eyes shine! I will possibly include different game modes for the game.
Do you mean, to make the actual chess engine for the game? Well, I would say yes, it is not exactly easy, and I’m still working to figure out how to do it.
Just another thought, but the themed pieces would be awesome for a shovel knight tie in.
Totally! I hope Yacht Club Games likes this idea in the future LOL
Seconded! The isometric view looks great
Glad that you all liked! I’m trying my best to make a good game!
You could think about having a from behind style view as well (look up Battle Chess on the Amiga for inspiration)
Yes, thats the one, although the angle is slightly more acute than that.
that’s beautiful! I think I can work a little bit and make the board wider, definitively.