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A jam submission

Simulchess PrototypeView game page

A simultaneous chess game
Submitted by Gunnar Clovis (@GunnarClovis) — 6 hours, 7 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Gameplay#23.8894.125
How much do you enjoy the game overall?#33.5363.750
Audio#43.6533.875
Overall#73.2533.450
Visuals#93.1823.375
How well does the game fit the theme#142.0032.125

Ranked from 8 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)

The concept is really cool and execution is axcellent! Unfortunately, I don't have friends, so I had to play with myself!

Submitted(+1)

I agree this is an interesting take on chess. Didn't have the opportunity to play against someone different than me though. From what I have gathered so far the situation that both sides can beat one of the other player's pawns, do this move and end up beating nothing because the pawns wanted to beat each other seems to be quite common.

Liked the music and the sounds, and the move indicators are a treat. So the only suggestion I have at the moment is to enable actual parallel play by allowing the players to play on different devices.

Developer

Haha yeah...

I've never really gotten into networking games, I only know the most surface level of socket programming and can barely set-up a peer-to-peer game system. I do not know how to make a multiplayer game here on itch or elsewhere, I assume I'd need to buy an AWS server and do a bunch of netcode for that, which is something I've never been taught or have tackled before.

While I have problems with it, I do still like this core design idea as my chess variant, and yes I would like to make it truly multiplayer over the internet but that's far outside the scope of this jam, game, and myself at this time, unfortunately....

Thank you for playing, GreenBeakCrow! I appreciate it :)

Submitted(+1)

I really impressed that you made this in 3 hours, and its a super interesting way to try playing chess! Just a great idea in general

Developer

Thank you, that's very sweet ^-^

Submitted(+1)

A great take on chess. Excited to see both pawns being defeated simultaneously at first, and honestly I think this makes chess more enjoyable/frustrating. Really solid entry fora game jam, one we can play over again. Thanks.

Developer

Thank you :)

This needs work, but the core concept has excited me for years now. However, at least in my playtesting I have found it frustrating just because the strategy seems to be almost fundamentally different from the normal chess strategy I'm familiar with, with this focus on dodging, predicting moves for mutual destruction, much less on building threats over time in the same way.

Submitted(+1)

This is super cool! Loved the sound, the art, and the concept. Very original!

Developer

Thank you!