SAN FRANCISCO - Jan. 21, 2014 - Ludeme Games today announced that Chess 2: The Sequel is now available exclusively on the OUYA console. The brainchild of renowned game designer David Sirlin, Chess 2: The Sequel updates the classic board game, introducing asymmetric play, six armies to choose from, and new win conditions sure to keep players constantly in check. The game’s offline mode will be free forever, with ranked online matchmaking available via in-game purchase.
To celebrate the occasion, Ludeme and OUYA released a launch trailer which is available here.
Chess 2 features:
- Beautiful HD graphics
- Six armies to engage and master, including Nemesis (which gives pawns more freedom of movement), Reaper (in which the queen can teleport), and Two Kings (which provides the player with an extra King piece)
- Online play with ranked matchmaking is available for purchase using the in-game currency, Crowns. Each game costs 8 Crowns; 120 Crowns can be purchased for $1.99.
About Ludeme Games
Ludeme Games is an independent game studio founded by game craftsman Zac Burns. When they craft their games, they treat the player with respect. Because to them, games are not simply diversions but the path of intellectual development. Along the way, they wish to share their insight and success with others traversing this space in the Renaissance of gaming.
OUYA is a new kind of game console for the television that brings together an open development experience—where any creator can publish a game to the living room—with an accessible and affordable console at $99, with all games free to try. OUYA supports both the downloading and streaming of entertainment content in 1080p HD quality. Built on an open OS with a custom interface and store, OUYA focuses on the fun factor of games—games are organized by featured playlists and overall player engagement and not by revenue or downloads—enabling the most fun game experiences to shine. OUYA was envisioned by founder and CEO Julie Uhrman, and beautifully designed by award-winning designer Yves Behar.