Hello! I’m a member of Academ Media Games’ team of developers that create mobile games for a wide range of devices and interests. For our introduction, we’d like to take up quite an ambitious task of trying to overshadow hundreds of other chess applications with our own take on the ancient game — Magic Chess 3D. Preserving the classic gameplay, we did our best to customize the interface and boost usability.
One of the main features of Magic Chess 3D is, without a doubt, its creative, intricate design solutions. We went with the theme of English history and tried to give each type of pieces a unique and period-appropriate look with just a touch of fantasy-style whimsy. With its classy, muted color scheme and light effects, the playing field looks like a cross between a medieval painting and a fairytale book.
Now for usability. It goes without saying that the game has two modes: multiplayer and a match against virtual grandmaster. Magic Chess 3D particularly suitable and attractive for beginners who are still getting the grasp of the basic rules — subtle and non-distracting visual cues are provided to help the player keep in mind all the possible moves of the selected chess piece and weigh the options. More advanced players will appreciate the timer tool that makes things more challenging and contributes to the atmosphere of a real, world-class tournament.