Factsheet

Developer:
CT Matthews
Based in Guildford, UK

Release date:
Late 2021

Platforms:
Steam
itch.io

Website:
chessplosiongame.com

Regular Price:

USD$9.99
EUR€8.19
CAD$11.49
GBP£7.19

Description

Chessplosion is an arcade action puzzle game where you drop chess piece-shaped bombs to create chain reactions and trap opponents. Defeat enemies and bosses in Adventure Mode, break targets with limited bombs in Puzzle Mode, dodge explosions in Survival Mode, or fight friends and AI in Battle Mode.

History

Chessplosion began development in October 2020 as a short prototype of what is now the Tennis Battle mode. It slowly grew from there, gaining more game modes, features and polish along the way. Although CT Matthews has over a decade of game industry experience doing programming and a bit of game design, this is his first project as a solo developer and therefore the first time he's had to handle the art and music himself.

Features

  • Defeat a variety of enemy types and boss fights in Adventure Mode, inspired by the movement patterns of chess pieces.
  • Solve over 100 puzzles in Puzzle Mode, by using limited bombs to cause a chain reaction and break the targets.
  • Dodge explosions in Survival Mode, where you're pitted against waves of tricky bomb patterns.
  • Go head to head in Battle Mode, either fighting against the AI or against your friends in local multiplayer.
  • Use the comprehensive Assist Mode to adjust the game to your liking by tweaking health, lives, game speed, or outright skipping troublesome stages.

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (1MB)
screenshot_tennis_beach.png
screenshot_boss_queen_castle.png
screenshot_boss_rook_beach.png
screenshot_how_to_play_bomb_types.png
screenshot_battle_wood.png
screenshot_adventure_map_beach.png
chessplosion_key_art_nomnomnami.png
screenshot_survival_tournament.png
screenshot_adventure_proj_glass.png
screenshot_puzzle_battenberg.png

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Selected Articles

  • "I’m ready. This is Chess II. It’s official."
    - John Walker, Kotaku
  • "CT Matthews has absolutely packed the game full of splodey goodness"
    - Ed Thorn, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "I haven't played this yet, but it looks interesting AF !!"
    - Ed Boon, Twitter


About CT Matthews

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CT Matthews is making Chessplosion, an intense arcade action puzzle game where you drop chess piece-shaped bombs to create chain reactions and trap opponents.

More information
More information on CT Matthews, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Chessplosion Credits

CT Matthews
Programming, Game Design, Art, Music etc

NomnomNami
Key Art, Freelancer

Brady Hartel
Logo Concept, Freelancer


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks