Nov 19, 2017 Last Updated 1:43 PM, Nov 17, 2017

Pixel Wizards Announces Chessaria: the Tactical Adventure

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Pixel Wizards announced Chessaria: the Tactical Adventure, to be released in October. The development studio, founded in 2016 in Paris, France, by Matthieu Baldy and Sevan Kessissian, presented the upcoming Steam release as the first turn-based tactical game based on chess at its core.

The Bottom-Line

- A cutting edge AI engine enabling tactical missions never seen in a chess game (domination, infiltration, assassination, MOBA…)

- 4K environments with PBR textures and advanced character animations

- An epic story-driven quest

About Chessaria: The Tactical Adventure, Straight from the Devs

Chessaria: The Tactical Adventure is a turn-based strategy game that combines an epic fantasy adventure and the strategic intensity of chess. The game revolutionizes the genre by creating a new category: chess-adventure.

Successfully funded on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in late 2016 by reaching 107% of its original goal, Chessaria: The Tactical Adventure obtained the distribution validation by the Steam community (Greenlight) in 10 days only, proving the gamers’ keen interest for the concept.

Tactical combats Gamers will take the lead of a heroic alliance of High Elves fighting to save their world in fast-paced tactical battles. The six main characters are directly inspired by the chess pieces (the King, the Queen, the Rook, the Bishop, the Knight and the Pawn), and will face legions of Orcs and Dark Elves, but also legendary and evil creatures in tactical boss fights, which brings a new dimension to chess video games.

An epic story Unlike any other chess game, Chessaria offers a compelling story and a rich universe: a thousand years ago, the mighty High Elves had to leave their desolated homeland, and reached the shores of Chessaria after many weeks at sea. They witnessed the ongoing slaughter of the Fairy Civilization, the historical inhabitants of Chessaria, committed by the northerner Orcs, seeking expansion. King Kasparian, leader of the High Elves, decided to intervene, and defeated the oppressors. After the victory, they settled down in Chessaria, and built the great city of Silveran. Our story begins when after centuries of prosperity, a sudden attack perpetrated by a giant fire dragon brings chaos and destruction over the kingdom. Six heroes, lead by King Kasparian, will embark on an epic journey in the land of Chessaria and beyond to seek revenge and restore peace.

Cutting edge AI Chessaria benefits from a Cutting Edge AI, ALFIL CHESS, created by renowned computer scientist and chess expert (PhD) Enrique Sanchez Acosta, with an ELO score of 2740 and exclusive features for Chessaria. This human-like AI will challenge even the most brilliant strategists, and enables tactical missions never seen before in a chess game: assassination (neutralize specific targets on the board), domination, infiltration, and much more!

Be enchanted Chessaria offers a rich visual universe, with various magical regions to explore. The environments are all in 4K with PBR textures, and the game also features advanced character animations. To reinforce the immersion, an epic soundtrack was exclusively composed by British artist Ben Rawles.

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