chess-variant-player v0.1 is now available! Download link for the latest version is under Categories -> Downloads.
Finally got around to setting up proper pawn promotions. I avoided it for a while and just let pawns automatically promote to queens, but as I added more and more variants that altered pawn promotion rules, it was becoming painful to ignore. Just a testament to how much I dislike working with Unity UI I guess; really does my head in sometimes.
There are a few rules that the program doesn’t account for yet: three-fold repetition, insufficient material, and closed position stalemates. Other than that everything should be working as intended.
Note that there isn’t any UI for when a team wins or stalemates yet — instead neither team will be able to move a piece once the game is over.
Of course this will be properly implemented in the future.
Since last update, new content includes:
- Andernach chess
- Balbo’s chess
- Berolina chess
- Chigorin chess
- Embassy chess
- Janus chess
- Monster chess
- Shifted chess
Although not completed, development on variant Sovereign chess is ongoing and should be released in the next public build. It’s by far the most divergent chess variant from FIDE rules than any of the other 28 variants implemented, but is still a very interesting game and just looks amazing (still need to add the lines dividing the board).
Features down the line include descriptions for each variant, as to a curious but unknowing user it may be confusing as to how each variant differs from the last. So it’d be nice if they could learn about the variants right then and there instead of googling it, or in the case of Sovereign chess, an in-game link directly to the large set of new rules.