Giebelstadt, Germany, July 4th 2019: ChessFinity, a game that combines the rules and figurines of traditional chess with the thrill of an endless runner, is out now on Android and iOS. And you can check it out for free – just download it and try to beat the high scores:
Beating the high scores isn’t easy, so you can collect a number of potions to power-up your figurine: make it survive an attack or even kill an attacking opponent.
What makes chess so interesting? We think it’s the number of possibilities you have to take into account when you play a game. Where will the knight go to next?
Can the bishop hit my rook over there? We’ve taken the traditional chessboard and transformed it into a never-ending road to victory. You control one piece from the roster at a time, but you can always swap – from knight to king, from bishop to rook, whatever the situation requires. Try to survive as long as you can and score as many points as possible.
ChessFinity retains what makes chess the game of kings, the strategic masterpiece boardgame that has been played for centuries all over the world, and combines this with a new spin on how you as a player approach chess.
You won’t be confronted with an all-too smart AI that keeps on destroying your army, nor with an experienced player: in ChessFinity, you’ll be confronted with procedurally generated challenges that get harder and harder but are always beatable. Every time you play, you’ll get better and better and leave a high score for others to beat.
During the game, you can always swap to a piece that fits the situation best – of course, the mighty queen has the most movement options, but she can’t jump like a knight can. Sometimes, it may be best to sacrifice one of your pieces – we’re looking at you, pawn.
– Chess with a new twist: an endless runner following the rules of chess
Quick, thrilling gameplay with an easy-to-learn but hard-to-master approach
– Instant fun without having played a single turn of chess before; you’ll learn while you play the game
– Use power-ups to make your progress easier
– Compete for a worldwide high score
– Earn coins while you play to customise your chess pieces
HandyGames™ is a THQ Nordic family member and operates as an international publisher for mid-sized projects and developers for a worldwide audience.
The focus lies on creating and publishing games for current gen consoles like PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X or Nintendo Switch™ as well as games for Steam and many other PC gaming distribution channels.
HandyGames™ produces titles for new innovative gaming platforms, for example VR (Virtual Reality) on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, but also offers games of all kind of genres for Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPhones, iPads and many other mobile and smart devices.
As a games company and that is truly passionate about gaming, we always strive for gameplay innovation.
We received the German Developer Award as “Best German Game Studio” in 2015 and produced and published award-winning games of virtually every video gaming genre imaginable for a diverse range of audiences and gameplay styles. One example is “Townsmen VR” which was awarded with the German Games Award 2018 in the category “Best Game Design”.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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