A chess game is looking to be releasing in VR on Steam soon. Titled “Magician’s Gambit” , this strategy game will be out for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR in September as Early Access.
Magician’s Gambit is a virtual reality makeover of Chess, a game that has captivated players for centuries. Experience one of the world’s favorite games of strategy in a beautifully rendered fantasy world where magic is the norm, wielded with just a flick of the wrist. You won’t find any stylised icon interfaces here – this is the way chess against an AI is meant to be played. Even though it is still in Early Access, this is an exquisitely polished single player game. A full release is planned for the inclusion of multi-player gaming. Featuring numerous levels of difficulty, this game will pose a challenge for players of all abilities, from beginners to grandmasters. With graphics rendered in Unreal Engine 4 and AI powered by the Stockfish Chess Engine, Magician’s Gambit provides plenty of eye candy for casual gamers whilst still providing a real challenge for serious chess players.
This game will be playable in both Seated and Standing play area. Developed by Coding Caveman, this game will be in EA phase for few months. Currently the game is already rather polished, saving for the crucial multiplayer support (right now it only support AI opponent), but the developer has stated that there’s no need to worry, as it is something they will definitely be adding in the EA phase, along with extra locations.
Check out the Steam Page to wishlist or follow the game now.