Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art

Research & Creation


Pippin Barr

Your pieces slide! Your pieces fall! Your pieces do the strangest things! It’s chesses unlike the chess you normally chess! Bet you can’t chess just one!

Chesses is a set of eight variations on the classic game of chess. Each variation tends to involve addition of an extra rule to the game, whether it’s pieces obeying gravity, sliding with momentum, or mutually annihilating each other on capture. Across all variations, I’m hopefully it will allow non-players of chess to get a kick out of the game.

Read the Press kit for press information

Read the Process documentation for process journal, to do list, and related work

Read the Commit History for step-by-step information about how the project was built

Look at the Code Repository for source code etc.

Chesses is an open source game licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. You can obtain the source code from its code repository on GitHub.

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