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A jam submission

Chess TwistView game page

Chess with a twist
Submitted by jeroendm, takje — 6 minutes, 11 seconds before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Gameplay#163.5713.571
Theme#203.5713.571
Overall#423.0953.095
Visuals#562.8572.857
Audio#1001.2381.238

Ranked from 21 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Host(+1)

What a great game!

Like some others I couldn't get past level 5, but that doesn't make the game any less great

Submitted

The idea is great ! i wish there was some audio tho. Good Work, keep it up :)

Submitted(+1)

Cool idea, couldn't pass level 5 though :D

Developer

Don't worry, it took me a while to figure it out also, as @takje created that level :)

Developer

Haha, not sure what exactly is blocking you but one of the 4 moves is a move of the Tetris block ;-)

Submitted

Ah now I've made it :) i was not aware that you can move the tetris blocks when they are all the way down. No i'll try to finish the game, really great game idea!

Submitted(+2)

fun and great puzzles! good work!

Submitted(+1)

It was fun, the concept is good, and unique. You could make a lot of good puzzles in this game, but it was a bit short.

And I also found a really bad bug: If you press ESC after you failed a level you can continue where you left it, with infinite moves.

Developer

Thank you! That is quite an interesting backdoor you discovered there :)

Developer

Good spot! Thanks for reporting this one. A new version with the fix is ready. I'll upload it once the ratings are done ;-)

Submitted

Good to hear that :)

Submitted(+1)

First, good job! I like the art and the idea is great. It’s really fitting to the theme. But the audio is missing.

Developer

Thank you. Indeed, for the music, we should partner again with someone who can make music next time :) Surprisingly I did not find Tetris blocks that I liked online quickly enough, so I drew some myself. The chess pieces are from https://icons8.com.

Submitted(+1)

very cool idea! neat blending of two classic games. great work :)

Submitted(+1)

I like the combination of reflex and strategy, it totally fits the theme "out of place", the concept is so cool! Sadly, there is not a lot of levels (at the end I realized I need more! :D) and no music or sounds.

Submitted(+1)

Pretty cool idea!

I like better the levels that are not so dependant on time

keep it up!

Developer

Yes we're going to add a few puzzle levels later ;-) We focussed too much on creating the mechanics and too little on a good order of levels.

Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted(+1)

well i believe that's the right focus for a game jam! you can always refine and add more levels later!

good job!

Submitted(+2)

Really cool concept, and I would've loved to play more levels.  I didn't really love that some puzzles were time related. Like having to move a rook fast enough to beat a tetromino,  and I wish more of them were like puzzles about the order in which you move the pieces-- but maybe I have a small brain and was just brute forcing the puzzles lol. Anyway awesome concept and a joy to play :)

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks! We would've loved to make more levels :) but we spend too much time getting things to work...

Submitted(+1)

haha, definitely understand how that feels! great job getting as much done as you did!