MSXdev'11 - #4 ExChess

MSXdev'11 - #4 ExChess

by wolf_ on 27-01-2012, 01:19
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On MSX, the number of full blown RPG games greatly exceeds the number of chess games. A chess game is perhaps a tad more difficult to make, not at least because the Z80 finally must actually do something for a change: it must think - be it artificially. A chess game is a silent game, and as a good chess AI takes its time, you won't find any other spectacular action in a chess game either. But such is certainly not required, funny animations and catchy pop tunes would only steal away your concentration. Like Tetris, it's a genre where gameplay is timeless!

ExChess, a freshly finished entry for this yearly contest, is the latest chess game to the not so very large slew of chess games on MSX. It was made by Garlicsoft; programmed by Jos'b and designed by Sutchan. As mentioned, as a chess game, it takes its time. The victory in the screenshot you see took little over 19 minutes. But, being a new chess game for MSX, it does deserve a fair share of appreciation!

There are only a few days left for the deadline. Rumours dictate that plenty developers are finishing up their entries, so this fourth entry probably won't be the final entry.

Relevant link: MSXdev - ExChess

Comments (6)

By ro

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27-01-2012, 11:22

aah, nice

By wolf_

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27-01-2012, 12:25

I'd have to add that these 19+ minutes were MSX-time.. - F9 in openMSX has its uses Smile

By nanochess

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28-01-2012, 18:12

Looks pretty nice. I liked the shadows.

By nanochess

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28-01-2012, 18:12

Wow!, somehow I leaved my Rookie status for Resident (someone knows how this works?)

By wolf_

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29-01-2012, 19:55

Each power of two (+1) starting with 16, will shift your rank up. (so: 0, 17, 33, 65, 127, 257, 513, 666, 667, 1025, 2049, 4097, 8193)

The 666 and 667 are fun/legacy, the exception on the math mentioned above.

By mars2000you

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29-01-2012, 20:14

I'd have to add that these 19+ minutes were MSX-time.. - F9 in openMSX has its uses Smile

On blueMSX, just increase emulation speed to 500% for example ! Wink