January 19, 2015 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - After Dark Studios has released Warrior Chess 1.21, an update to their historic and high resolution 3D chess game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Themed in the year 1066, Warrior Chess is an interactive chess game based on the historic Battle of Hastings.
With 99 different AI difficulty settings, Warrior Chess offers players the option of one or two-person mode in time or untimed gameplay. Timed games can be set from 5 minutes to 59 minutes with a helpful clock that marks time. Untimed games also provide a timekeeper so players can determine how long it takes them to make a move.
* Visually stunning User Interface
* Based on the Battle of Hastings
* Interactive 3D, zoom, and pan around chessboard
* Choice of player vs. player or player vs. CPU
* 99 AI difficulty settings from easy to hard
* Timed games from 5 minutes to 59 minutes
* 2nd camera mode that focuses on piece being played
* Offers move hints
* Ability to undo and redo moves
* Includes "How to Play" tutorial
* Displays all moves for current game
* Ability to restart completed games from any previous point and play again
* Ability to save and load games to be analyzed or finished later
* Support for "Castling," "En Passant," and "Pawn Promotion"
* Retina rendering support
Warrior Chess allows a unique level of interaction to enhance the gameplay experience. Players have the ability to zoom and pan around the board to view the chess pieces. There is also a 2nd camera mode that focuses on the piece the player is currently playing.
"There is little competition in the number of apps on the market that can provide the 3D experience created by After Dark Studios," says Leon at Blah Blapp. "Its original 3D approach makes it unique and as such worth considering." He adds that it is "well suited for the casual chess player who cares about the 'fun' part of the game." (28 Nov 2013)
For the novice, Warrior Chess offers a helpful How-to-Play tutorial that explains each chess piece, its available moves, and ranks. Players can also receive hints on available chess piece moves if they get stuck. Warrior Chess shows all moves the current game and there is an undo/redo feature that is even available after Checkmate.
Warrior Chess allows players the ability to save games and load them to be replayed, analyzed, or finished at a later time. At the restart of a previously completed game, players can choose from any previous point and play again. Warrior Chess also provides support for "Castling," "En Passant," and "Pawn Promotion."
"Play chess in this glorious high resolution 3D world of Warrior Chess!" says John Pullen of After Dark Studios. "You can battle the CPU or challenge another player and place your device on a table like a real chessboard.
* iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 45.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Warrior Chess 1.21 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request. Warrior Chess is also available for Android, PC, and Kindle.
Based in London, England, After Dark Studios was founded in 2010 by John Pullen. Specializing in Game Development for PS3, PS4, X360, iOS, Android and next generation devices, After Dark Studios offers contract programming/consultancy services to the games industry along with developing their own internal IP and cross-platform technology. Copyright (C) 2015 After Dark Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.