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January 19, 2022

chessformer, giveaway [download paid]

If you visit this blog regularly then you will certainly be familiar with the free browser puzzle games of prolific game designer Robert Alvarez. Robert even topped my personal browser games list of 2021 with Chessformer, a clever grid-based puzzle game with Chess pieces. In the game each of the Chess pieces moves as expected, but gravity applies, so they fall down after moving.The goal in each level is to capture the opposing king (who is lazy and never moves).
The good news is that Robert expanded Chessformer into a fully commercial release which is available now on Steam!
The developer was so kind to provide 10 free copies for the puzzle-loving bontegames visitors, so it's time for another bontegames giveaway, the first one of 2022! Send me an email ( by next Monday noon CET with 'Chessformer' as subject and an innocent hand will pick 10 winners who will receive a key to download this excellent game for free from Steam. (note: the game is Windows only, so no Mac version)


Marco said...

Well, I decided to pay the 3,99$.
It's a small amuount for the fun Robert Alvarez always provides with his games

Matthew said...

Yay! After playing and finishing the web version a while back I thought (a) boy I'd love to play more levels of this, and (b) someone really should make this into a Steam game

Bart said...

It's Monday noon, the giveaway has ended, I'm about to pick the winners, watch your inbox!

Anonymous said...

First game that I added to my Wishlist on Steam, it came out, and then I won the giveaway. Taking a game I love - Chess - and mixing in puzzles and 2D gravity, made it one of my favorite games. I hope some more levels come out, or he adds some new twists to it. You could really take this game places. Thanks, Bart for pointing this one out!

PK Levine said...

I missed this one first time around, so I just gave the free web version a try, and wow what a great puzzler! Very intuitive, fun, and thinky without feeling unfair or frustrating. Definitely gonna grab the rest on Steam.


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