November 23, 2011 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Kiev, Ukraine - InCube Games today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of InCube-Chess, their new gaming title available on the Mac App Store. InCube-Chess offers a new version of the well-known chess game. Instead of usual board, the battle between whites and blacks moves to real 3D cube. The name of game makes a hint of the essence of changes: instead of chess board (8x8) it is given the cube (8x8x8) consisting of 512 semitransparent chess cages, and it is important that game rules did not change much. They are just extended to third dimension.
So, figures can make their steps not only in two dimensions, but offers new variants of combinations in third dimension. Chess pieces can move vertically, use diagonals, in sectors, etc. The weight of pieces against each other is preserved in accordance with classical chess game, as well as castle rules. The number of variants grew up dramatically, which makes it interesting to reveal new tactic and strategy approaches. Computer opponent is smart enough to not lose to ordinary human player and in same time it makes its moves very quickly.
OpenGL allows observing the entire chess cube as well as and free operating with pieces. Display mode and transparency may be changed from preferences dialog window, as well as all colors and animation settings. It all looks so intuitively understandable, that it will take some minutes for everyone to start playing the game.
Curiously, in spite of long lasting development, game remained available for everyone, as it has been for one of the most ancient intellectual games of humanity. InCube-Chess is available for Mac OS X 10.6+ with the price which is much cheaper than if you purchase wooden or plastic chess box. At the beginning of 2012, the company is going to ship out iPad version as well as add number of interesting features, such as network game.
* First playable implementation of chess game in 3-D field
* 3-level computer opponent
* OpenGL Chess cube which has replaced a flat chessboard
* Completely customizable 3-D battlefield
* Accurate preservation of classical rules of chess game
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger or higher
* 8 MB Hard Drive space
Pricing and Availability:
InCube-Chess 0.3 is only $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category.
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