Written by AndrewH
We see lots of hybrid games that mesh several genres together come our way and we have seen almost every combination that you can think of. We’ve even seen some that you wouldn’t expect to make sense but end up exercising very well. This is actually the case with a game called Chesslike that will be going to Android soon.
Update: February 11th, 2015 11:12am PST: Waiting for is finally over and Chesslike has become on Google Play. You are able to get a duplicate for $1.99 with the link at the bottomw.
Chesslike is really a mixture of the game Chess and the idea of Rgouelike games (think roguelike dungeon crawlers) into one game. The game features Chess pieces that is what you will be controlling just like the board game, your pieces are restricted to the movement they have been designated with. For example, Bishops can only move diagonally. Rather than monsters and other nasty creatures, your enemies within this game are pawns, who are also restricted in movement with only having the ability to move one space at any given time.
The entire game is played in a turn-based fashion too which keeps to the whole roguelike and Chess style of gameplay that individuals are utilized to. You’ll have to move your pieces through the dungeons each turn, killing the pawns you come into contact with. However, the levels are not randomly generated which is interesting since half of this is said to be based off of the idea of Roguelike games and randomly generated content is usually a big a part of that.
Either way Chesslike looks like quite a interesting game. Unfortunately there is no specific release date for Chesslike, only that is is going to be coming soon to Android and Kindle devices. If you wish to play it now though, you can go to the browser-based form of Chesslike over on the game’s official web site to get your feet wet.
Official Website: Chesslike
Website Referenced: PocketGamer (for the original story)
Chesslike (Playboard) | Chesslike (Play Store)