An exciting twist on chess where you sacrifice your pieces in order to make other pieces stronger, think carefully on which pieces you want to sacrifice.


Description


The following is a concept game for the 9th Pirate Software Game Jam. For this game jam, I decided to go for a chess game with a twist based on the theme – Sacrifice is strength – where you can make pieces stronger by sacrificing others of the same or lower level, changing appearance with each level. The game’s palette only consists of black, white, and purple to fit in with the Art Restriction – 2 Bit Colors.


Technology Used


Engine: Unity

Sound Editing: Audacity

Graphical editor: Krita & Aseprite

Music Creation: Magix Music Maker


Rules


  • You can only sacrifice a piece to one of a higher or the same level.
    • If the sacrificed piece’s level is lower than the chosen piece the levels of the sacrificed piece will be added to the chosen piece;
    • The King can’t be chosen to claim the sacrificed piece as he has no level.
  • If a pawn gets promoted, it’ll transfer its added levels onto its promoted piece, for example: if a pawn has 2 added levels and promotes to a queen, it’ll have 8 base levels + 2 added levels, making it level 10 queen.
  • Same rules as chess (For reference check: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_of_chess#Gameplay).

Asset List


Asset Name

Description

Original

chessPieceMove.wav

Sound to play when a chess piece moves or is placed

https://freesound.org/people/mh2o/sounds/351518/

Your_soul_is_mine.wav

Sound to play when a piece is sacrificed

Custom Made

Sacrifice.wav

Main Theme

Custom Made in Music Maker

109412__black-snow__sword-slice-03.wav

Slash

Made by Black Snow


Piece Reference List



Piece

Level/Condition

White Design

Black Design

Evolved Bonus

Pawn

1

White Pawn Black Pawn

 

 

3

Evolved White Pawn Evolved Black Pawn

Move 1 in all directions

Rook

4

White Rook Black Rook

 

 

6

Evolved White Rook Evolved Black Rook

Can move over pieces of same color

Knight

6

White Knight Black Knight

 

 

9

Evolved White Knight Evolved Black Knight

Can move vertically 1 space

Bishop

5

White Bishop Black Bishop

 

 

7

Evolved White Bishop Evolved Black Bishop

Can move horizontally 1 space

Queen

8

White Queen Black Queen

 

 

10

Evolved White Queen Evolved Black Queen

Can move twice

King

No Level

White King Black King

 

 

If 3 or more pieces have transformed

Evolved White King Evolved Black King

When checked switches places with the closest Rook      


Additional Links


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Forum

Updated 2 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
AuthorNuno "Omega Leo" Diogo
GenreStrategy
Made withKrita, Unity, Aseprite
Tags2D, Chess, Unity
Code licenseMIT License
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse, Touchscreen
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2
LinksSource code

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Version v1.2.5-hf
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Version v1.2.5-hf

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