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Corruption has spread to the Blue, Green and Red nations, whole cities are wiped out in mere days. The kings scramble to organise their armies, with little success.

A chess-like strategy game with unforgiving odds.
Coordinate three armies through levels that decay as you play. 
Use your positioning to delay the corruption.
Protect your king at all costs.

Game made by JUSTCAMH in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 50.
Music by ClockMaker (Get the soundtrack)

Hey you, player! I'd love to chat strategy with ya, there's honestly so many possibilities I doubt even I've got the meta figured out. Come join me on discord!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(19 total ratings)
GenreStrategy, Puzzle
Made withKrita, FL Studio, Unity
TagsAtmospheric, Chess, Dark, Dark Fantasy, Difficult, Ludum Dare 50, Pixel Art, Procedural Generation, Top-Down
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LinksLudum Dare, Soundtrack


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Chess at the End of Time WINx64 v1.1.zip 28 MB
Chess at the End of Time WINx32 v1.1.zip 25 MB
Chess at the End of Time LINUX v1.1.zip 42 MB
Chess at the End of Time MAC v1.1.app.zip 36 MB

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I just got to playing this.

Brilliant game.

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I really liked your game, thank you!

The gameplay is fun, original, simple but very efficient!

The music is great, and I also loved how you used some storytelling to explain the "2 extra jokers".

In my experience, for any progression level, the map layout has a HUGE impact on difficulty. It's nice that maps are partially generated with some randomnes, but maybe this can make some levels really unsolvable, for example due to a canyon in the middle of the map, splitting your troops. That's a bit frustrating sometimes, but I really like the game overall!

I like the concept! One question: it says the ground won't deteriorate when you're near, but what counts as "near"? What's the range there?  It isn't clear.


Tiles that are 1 square away are safe

Thanks for the response, excellent jam game!



Like I promised I got someone whos better than me in Chess to play your game. Here's the promised gameplay: 

Damn your friend got really lucky with the final area, that's normally really tough. Thanks again for sharing it with him, was fun to watch!

Nice pacing, nice sprites.

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The best strategy-based rage game I've ever played.

But in all seriousness, a very neat game! Pretty tough, but probably easier if you're experienced with chess.