May 18, 2011 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Calgary, Canada - MacGameStore.com is pleased to announce that Zuxxez Entertainment's "Battle vs. Chess" is now available as a digital download through its web site.
Chess - the unrivalled champion of strategy games has been attracting players of all ages for countless centuries. Battle vs. Chess takes up the mission of adapting the time honoured classic for the 21st century, seeking to breathe new life into the boardgame without abandoning the essential concepts that have made it so timeless.
Queen from B4 to E7, checkmate. While normally the game would be finished here with little fanfare, Battle vs. Chess takes the moment of victory a step further. The queen suddenly comes to life and gracefully glides across the game board towards the King, a victorious smirk adorning her face. As she approaches the King's square her hands begin to faintly glow, then suddenly plumes of fire spring forth from her outstretched hands and engulf the King, leaving nothing more than a pile of ashes on the square formerly occupied by one of the competing rulers of the checkered kingdom. Now that's checkmate!
Battle vs. Chess is based on the simple yet ingenious concept of creating a fusion between professional chess software and upbeat, combat-oriented game mechanics, complete with richly animated game pieces. At the outset of a match things seem quite basic: a 3D game board pits two opponents against each other in a seemingly ordinary game of chess. The game board itself is set in one of six available environments, each with its own unique landscape and presentation features. Traditionally recognized game pieces have been given a facelift as hulking stone golems and beastly chimaeras take the place of the typical rook and knight pieces respectively.
While each game piece is animated with a number of different idle motions as it patiently awaits the coming move, the excitement doesn't begin until its path has been chosen.
* Multiple richly crafted army sets combined with six different gameboard environments introduce an unheard of visual complexity
* Utilizing the famous Fritz! chess software program, equipped with 10 distinct levels of difficulty, participants of all skill levels are provided with an appropriate degree of challenge
* The state of the art 3D graphics engine powers the breathtaking visuals through the incorporation of HDR and particle effects.
* Cinematic quality animated sequences pull players into the action of the game
* The innovative fusion of professional chess software and action-oriented fighting simulations result in a strategic action experience unlike anything before
For years, ZUXXEZ Entertainment has developed successful brands, built international presence, and published award winning blockbusters of all genres in cooperation with TopWare Entertainment; manifesting itself as a proverbial "breath of fresh air" in the video game industry. Evidence of this fact can be seen in the successful IPs generated by in-house development studio Reality Pump and other top licenses acquired from external developers. Games such as "Jagged Alliance 2", "Earth 2160", and "Two Worlds" II are just a few of the award winning box office hits to emerge from this unique and innovative studio.
Over the years, that experience has given the video game community such innovative milestones as the first CD-ROM (1992), the first DVD-ROM (1997), and the first BD-ROM (2008) containing gaming content.
Beside this, TopWare Interactive is the first German based company appointed as a licensed Publisher by Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony for their, respective, next gen platforms. This provides for a solid future product portfolio on multiple platforms and distribution channels. Presently, ZUXXEZ develops for and publishes on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS; although, future platforms such as the Xbox 720 and NATAL continue to remain insight. In fact, in the PC sector, ZUXXEZ retains a close partnership with Intel, AMD and Nvidia, striving to propel innovation and remain on the cutting-edge of state-of-the-art technology.
* Intel Mac
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* Download size 581 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Battle vs. Chess is available for download for $34.99 (USD). For more information, including screenshots and video trailers, please visit the Macgamestore online.
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