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A jam submission

Twisty Chess Jam VersionView game page

Chess only every couple of turns you can choose only 1 piece and change its type
Submitted by Nitai99 — 9 hours, 55 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Design#8053.2803.280
Originality#11053.2693.269
Overall#12983.0543.054
Adherence to the Theme#17192.6132.613

Ranked from 93 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

I'm sure people already said this but an AI would help, Fun twist though, I really enjoyed it.

Submitted

As promised her is my rating and feedback. I was a little busy with the Kenney Jam.

I really like your game and twist on the well know chess game. The graphics and music are nice. I'm not sure if you made them your own, but I guess not. Anyway, that's not part of the rating here.

The controls feel smooth and I really like the highlighting where you can move, but I have a few points which you could improve if you keep working on the game.

  • Additional UI elements to show you how many moves you are away from being able to switch your chess piece.
  • When you select a chess piece for the switch, you are locked to changing this one. It would be good to be able to change my decision and select a different one.
  • Implementing an AI to play against. 

I could really see this as a full fledged game. It would also be perfect for mobile devices.

Submitted

This is a cool variant of chess! Really fun!

Submitted

Nice alternative to the chess.

Hope to see an AI version later!

Good job! :)

Submitted

Cool idea, I like chess variants! I remember I tried to make one a few years ago, but i give up... So I know that it's not easy, even without the AI, so good job making it in only 48 hours!

Developer(+1)

Thanks!

Submitted

Cool idea! I like how you allow downgrades! 

Developer

I thought that allows for some interesting strategies, and decided to keep it.

Thanks for playing!

Submitted

Nice one!

Developer

Thanks!

Very interesting idea! I understand that doing a chess AI from scratch on your own during the jam would be pretty unreasonable, but I'd be eager to try a post-jam version. I wish there was a little more clarity about the rules in terms of what was determining when I could choose a new piece (a countdown timer of some sort on the UI would be great), especially since this is a game where I'd like to plan for that in advance and the timer is not always consistent and depends on what piece you chose last time. 

Developer

It's inconsistent since it depends on how many moves were already taken, to make you lean towards more drastic changes towards the end of the game, though I may change it later. 

I have already implemented the better UI. I should have done so in the jam. 

Thanks for the feedback! 

Submitted

Twist is something new, but i feel it lacked something. Probably because i shouldnt play this game alone by myself...

Developer

Lol. Working on AI...

Submitted

Finally had time to test your game, I like the twist on the concept!

Like you showed us you are already improving it as we speak so not sure you did not already fixed it but you should look at implementing the checkmate rule (if the King is in the range of an enemy you need to move it). I would also say that the concept was a bit far away from the theme IMO but cool nonetheless.

Developer

Thanks! It's on my to do list.

Submitted

Pretty neat idea! I'm not great at chess to begin with, but with polish, this could turn into a really fun game :) (Also AI would be greatly appreciated!)

Developer

Thanks! I'm working on it.

Submitted

I'm a big fan of chess, so I'm a big fan of this game too. There was things I wanted to say, but the other comments already said it better and you already started working on features that I would suggest!

So I don't have much to say now. Just good job making this game in only one day, congratulations! Fun little game!

Developer

Thanks a lot! 

Submitted

Honestly been looking for a decent chess game like this where I can just have a friend and I take turns on the same pc. This might do for when I wanna throw in a twist. Pretty nice game!

Developer

Thanks!

Submitted

True twisty chess, I like it :D Currently my worthy opponents are me myself and I, but I can see to play this variant with friends in the future! Great work for one day :)

Developer

Thanks! I am currently working on a better version with AI.

Submitted

that sounds intense, to make your own AI for chess :O

Developer(+1)

Well, if I can I will copy the basic AI from someone else :). It's actually really boring. If you look into it online you'll find that it's a little obvious too.

Submitted

I really like when people put a twist on known games, and this is pretty cool! I agree, you should implement a visual indicator of how many turns are left until the switch, but for being made in only a day, this is neat!

Developer(+1)

Thanks! I already implemented this in the better version. I should've in the jam version.

Submitted

Nice work, must have been quite hard to make! Agree with the comments about not knowing when I could swap pieces. Don't want to be a backseat developer but have you thought about adding some other features to spice up tradition chess? For example, some of the floor tiles fall away or having power ups spawn on certain tiles! :D

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! I actually did think about adding power ups, but at the end I decided not to add it, though I might later. I thought about something that "upgrades" some of your pieces, but only by 1 "rank" etc. Not sure why I really decided not to add them. I might have thought that it might make it too complicated. I might add them in the better version (as an option). The falling tiles actually look more interesting, and I am pretty sure I will add them as an option to the better version. Thanks for the idea. 

By the way, I played your game and it's really cool, and the art is amazing and so cute :)

Submitted

This idea is very interesting and works very well with normal chess! I love it but it was really hard to make strategic moves because i didn't know in how many turns I would be able to change again (it would have been nice if it was written somewhere). The music fit perfectly. Geat job with this! Very original!

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks! I am working on a better version right now, with a timer. I should've added it to the jam version too. After playing the better version I saw the difference. I was really tired, though, since I had only 1 day and couldn't sleep in the night.

Submitted

I undertand! I am amazed how well you managed to find this original idea and execute relatively well in 1 day! Wow! Great job! I will def check the better version

Developer

Thanks! I will fix the problem with the link soon.

Submitted

PS: Just so you know... You forgot the ":" in your link in front "https//", it should be "https://"

Submitted

Clever take on the theme.
Your modified chess game has pretty interesting mechanics, and I'd love to see what it would be like with AI.

Developer

Thanks! I am working on a better version right now but it will take me some time to implement AI

Submitted (1 edit)

An interesting game. Potential here for a fun 2 player/family game.

Developer

Thanks! I am also working on a better version with AI currently

Submitted

I'm going to be honest with you. I didn't like it :\

Not very original and it doesn't adhere to the theme of the jam very much.

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