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.