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Battle Chess was originally released in 1988. Help us bring this beloved classic into the modern era. Read more

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Funding Unsuccessful

This project's funding goal was not reached on June 1, 2012.

Battle Chess was originally released in 1988. Help us bring this beloved classic into the modern era.

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Battle Chess now available on Steam!

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 Battle Chess: Game of Kings is now LIVE and available for early access purchase on the Steam network.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/200150/?featured_app=1 Battle Chess: Game of Kings™ on Steam.

When Subdued stopped development we took our code base and went back to industry and Interplay veteran Rebecca Heineman and the team at  Old Skuul. They have brought the game to Steam as well as added online play to Battle Chess. As the former co-founder of Subdued Software and past President at Interplay, I was able to get the right people to finish off the job.

We are bringing it out at an early access price of $9.99. We still have a ranking and ladder system so finish off, and have a few kinks to work out. We appreciate your past support and hope you will continue to support Battle Chess: Game of Kings on PC, and hopefully we will be able to bring it to you on other platforms in the future!

Thanks again,

Phil

Phil Adam

CEO Adam Productions, former CEO Subdued Software and  past President Interplay Entertainment

Thank You For Your Support!

We have reached the end of our campaign and did not meet our goal.  We appreciate all of your support and are happy to have connected with so many fans of Battle Chess.  Many of you have made suggestions throughout this campaign and we have listened.  We will be taking some time to analyze the situation and to decide the fate of Battle Chess.   

As soon as a decision has been made we will let everyone know.

You can keep up to date on Battle Chess news by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

Thank you from everyone at Subdued Software

New Reward at $5 Level

We have added a reward for backers who can't quite afford the $15 level.  Backers who donate $5 or more will now receive an exclusive Battle Chess Desktop Wallpaper.  This will be a fully rendered digital painting by one of our artists.  We have not decided on the final composition yet, so if you have any requests please send us a message or comment below!

Thank you!

Update from the Battle Chess Team

We would like to respond to the comments that we have been getting about our involvement with this campaign and the amount of exposure we have received for this project. First of all, we want the fans to know that we have been pushing very hard to get the word out. We have contacted the following media outlets to try and get press for Battle Chess:

  • Joystiq
  • Kotaku
  • Gizmodo
  • Gamespot
  • Gamasutra
  • GameTrailers
  • IGN
  • G4
  • Evil Avatar
  • Reddit
  • All Notable Chess Sites (Chess.com, chessforums.org, talkchess.com,...)
  • KLOS Radio

We have had some success in getting featured, but in order for the bigger sites to take notice, we need help from the fans to create a buzz on the forums.

We have been regularly posting gameplay videos on YouTube and are getting a tremendous amount of views. We will continue to post updates on our Twitter and Facebook

We would like to thank all of you who are sticking with us.  Although our current funding is not what it should be, we are not giving up.  We will continue to spread the word and do everything we can to make this project a success.

Game Footage

Many of you have been asking for some game footage.  We have started a YouTube Channel and will be posting new game footage regularly.

Thank you for your support!