Chess Jam: Rooky Moves

“Rooky Moves” by 8BitLlama.

“You are the kingdom’s new rookie rook recruit. Determined, you decide to depart on an adventure to establish your honor. Are you skilled enough to slide through the pesky pawns, precarious pitfalls, and perplexing puzzles in your path?”


Even though “Rooky Moves” just uses the chess board and some of the figures as some kind of artistic honoring of the jam’s theme, it’s one of the best puzzle games made with Puzzlescript that I’ve got into my hands since a long time! Some of the earlier puzzle design is pretty basic, but it’s a great way to implement a tutorial into the game.

What I really like about it is the fact, that it allows the player to use ‘hostile’ game elements as a help as well, and sometimes the ‘helping’ items are no help at all; for example, a key can be of good use to open up blocked paths, but sometimes these paths just send you right into the void. A clever and fun puzzle game! >>PLAY

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