Published on January 13th, 2016 | by Craig Forshey


Chess Runner Is An Innovative New Take On The Game Of Kings

You’d think it would be practically impossible to do anything substantially different with the centuries-old Chess formula nowadays but indie developer Dali Blue Games has accomplished just that with its superb new debut title Chess Runner. This addicting new spin on the legendary board game blends Chess together with arcade, strategy, and puzzle elements while supplanting the traditionally slower turn-based pace with real time action, all of which seamlessly congeals to keep players on edge in a variety of unexpected ways.


Rather than command a full Chess set players instead control a lone knight as he faces off against hordes of enemy pieces in a race against the clock to take out the rival king before the game board literally falls apart, all within the confines of standard move sets. This melding together of arcade style mechanics and strategy makes for a stimulating experience by demanding a greater degree of thought than usual while still retaining a highly accessible pick up and play feel. Multiple additional mode variations place extra emphasis on themes of defense, speed, and timing which gives Chess Runner a great deal of replayability such as when players must rush a gang of high speed rooks in order to advance to the next level. Whether you’re a fan of Chess or are just looking for a pick up and play mobile game with a little more thought involved be sure to take a gander at Chess Runner. It’s available now for free on Google Play.

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  • Antonello Piemonte

    Would be nice if its app permission didn’t include requesting accounts info on device, app history, device status and id, phone status and identity etc etc … plus wifi and network connection details (when there is no online multiplayer AFAICS). Nice concept, but as long as those intrusive app permissions are required, I’ll pass.

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