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Play the classic game of chess against your friends and in online ranked matches.


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Chess is a competitive game of skill and strategy, designed for two players. Either play locally in a hot seat game (each player taking turns on the same computer), or enter the online lobby to play both friendly and ranked games. Find out if you are a grandmaster of chess on the leaderboard.


1. How is it decided which player is black and which is white?

Which player is black, and which is white, is decided by a coin toss.

2. Can I 'power up' my pieces?

Pieces cannot be 'powered up' in the traditional videogaming sense. If, however, you move one of your pawns to the opposite side end the board, it can be converted to a queen, rook, bishop or knight.

3. What is 'castling'?

Castling is a sometimes-useful defensive move that can only be performed with a king and rook, under specific conditions. For more detail, check out the in-game instructions for the king and rook pieces.

4. What are the minimum specifications for this game?

The minimum specifications we recommend for this game are:

  • 500 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM

The recommended specifications for getting the most out of this game are:

  • 1.5 GHz
  • 256 MB RAM

Below is an explanation of the terms in our technical specifications.

Megahertz (MHz) / Gigahertz (GHz) is a measure of how fast your computer's processor is. This affects how quickly you can run things like games and applications.

Megabytes (MB) are used to measure how much memory your computer has. This affects how quickly your computer runs when using large programs such as games, or when you run a lot of programs at once.

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Development Team

Development: Ben W
Graphics: Anthony A
Audio: Dan A
Quality Assurance: Joe C, Karl R, Michael T
Editing: Stephen R

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