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A jam submission

One dimension chessView game page

Chess, but you get 1 dimension
Submitted by Limofeus (@limofeus) — 3 days, 20 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Unexpectedness#313.2383.238
Gameplay Innovation#442.8572.857
Visuals#493.1433.143
Fun#532.9052.905
Overall#662.9052.905
Audio#1022.0952.095

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

Please list any pre-made art/music/code/other assets that you used.
Unity, unitys text mesh pro, chess icons from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:SVG_chess_pieces
Sound effect obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com

How many members in your team?

Team of 1

List each team member's role, along with their social media / website links!
Limofeus (me), thats all

Anything you want to say to players before they play?
DISCLAIMER
I have small amount of free time so dont expect a lot from this game. It was made just for rofl ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Fun idea! I think this game needs a restart button, since I (somehow) managed to lose the first time. And it’s awesome that you took the effort to write all that text! ;-)

(+1)

Hey. I recorded a video about the Unexpected jam and included your game in it. If you want to cut your game out of the video, let me know. However, if you like the video, I make similar videos every day. I will be happy if you subscribe. Anyway, I enjoyed playing your game.

(+1)

LOL! Haha, expect my video tomorrow ;D After the text crawl, I was still there waiting for probably longer than I should've XD. I wish there were more setups! Though might be hard, given how chess pieces move

Developer

Thanks! Really good video)

Submitted(+1)

This game is really hard to rate. It hooked me and raised the question about how the heck can a one dimension chess game work. That it was part of the game to find out is great! I enjoyd the philosophical ending and the textes, maybe they could be more on the point. More art than a game, but that is not a bad thing

Submitted(+1)

Nice and simple game. Does what promises. (I had to play 3 times to win)

Submitted(+1)

Interesting minimalist concept, and the stream of consciousness text ending. You raise the philosophical question of meaning in games, which is a real question everyone should think about at some point. Or just mash alt-F4 since the game dev didn't have enough time for an exit button :)

Submitted(+1)

Does what it says on the tin - and then some extra. Pretty visuals with a pretty unexpected ending!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

My brain is too small to think in one dimension. This was super fun though! I like how you took a straightforward idea and added a ton of personality to it. I might've read the whole paragraph...

Submitted(+1)

It's a pretty good laugh. I'm ashamed to say I lost the first time ahaha!

Developer

I send this game to two twitch streamers and they both lost first time and won second)

Submitted(+1)

I really enjoyed the simplicity of this game! You took a complicated strategy game and turned it into a neat little puzzle, and it makes me wonder how other games played on a 2D grid (go, battleship, checkers) would translate into 1 dimensional space. Or perhaps, the next big chess game might be  something like 2.5D chess?

Submitted(+1)

yes

Developer

yes

Submitted (2 edits) (+1)

I liked this game and I like the fact that regardless of the opening I chose I could win or lose, and nomatter what a big long scrolling message came up! The 1 dimension idea seems fun I wonder what would happen if the game board was 12 tall and each person had 2 pawns in front a knight then a king, and cuz chess rules the front most pawn moves 1 and 2nd moves 1 or 2 and attack directly in front, and the knight can jump 2 or 3 spaces forward or backward thus allowing to jump over the 2 pawns on 1st move like normal chess! I liked it the way it is I'm just thinking of ideas that could make this bigger thanks this totally gave me ideas but your the original so I rather give and support you some ideas! Cuz I like chess I gonna straight up give you a [3.5/5.0] it's simple and fun cheers! :)

Developer

In old game called machinarium there is puzzle vaguely similar to your description, its called magnet puzzle. But your idea sounds pretty interesting too.

Docks Hoist Puzzle | Machinarium Wiki | Fandom

Submitted(+1)

Thanks Limo :)

(+1)

Well played

Submitted(+1)

Lol

Submitted(+1)

this is what the world needed. You are a true hero

Submitted(+1)

Thank you for this and you are also awesome.

Submitted(+1)

This game was awesome. And you are awesome. Thank you for this fun little game.

Developer(+1)

Thanks)