Rooks Keep is a game based on Chess, where players battle using brutal, animated pieces in a gothic, fantasy themed setting and Runestorm revealed today its first in-game trailer, as well as some more details about it. Make no mistake though as Rooks Keep is not just a chess game. It will also feature an expansive, interactive combat mode, where players will take direct control of the pieces and fight in pitched battles for victory.
In a variety of game-modes players can battle through fights with interactive combat, using quick and slow attacks, parrying, dodging and counter-attacks to out-maneuver the enemy. Players will be able to engage in this fighting game during standard Chess, or simply play with traditional rules. The attacker will still have an advantage, but a skilled fighter may actually fight back against the attacker and if victorious, the opposition loses their piece.
Rooks Keep will offer a selection of game-modes, including, Arena, Chess and Tournament modes to test your fighting prowess and more. We’ll be sure to detail the various modes in due course.
Rooks Keep will feature traditional Chess, various fighting game modes, Chess with fighting and more. It’s more of a strategy/fighting game hybrid inspired by Chess and set in gothic universe. Oh, and its powered by the Unreal Engine.
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