Chessformer is a grid-based puzzle platformer with Chess pieces. Each of the pieces moves as expected, but they fall down after moving and can't move again until they stop falling. The goal in each level is to capture the opposing king, who is lazy and never moves, so don't worry about losing any pieces.

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So each of the six chess pieces, including the pawns move in different motions, do they?

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Excellent puzzle game! It just needs an undo button.

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Bravo! I found the game on Cool Math Games because I was bored and putting off studying for a test, and I discovered this game of brilliant design! So brilliant and properly difficult, but once you solve a level you feel a good sense of accomplishment. The way it works you really have to understand the puzzle to make it through, at least with the later harder levels. You can't really stumble upon the solution without understanding it, and it's so welly created! I love the use of these classic mechanics of chess pieces being used in such a creative out of the box way! I played the game and thought, "I wish I had thought of this and made it! It would've been so cool to take credit for such an awesome and brilliant game!" I had to look up the game on google to find it here on itch.io, bravo! One of the cleverest small games I've seen, great job!

What piece do I pick on the first piece picking level?

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Beat the game! Puzzles are tough but fair, great use of chess pieces and mechanics.

I liked how you sometimes it's better to turn your peon into a Knight, rather than a Queen (just like in real chess!)

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I loved it!
Really fun, with right level of difficulty and quite original!
The last level was challenging but it was nice to never have to restart it. Good job really, very polished and interesting levels!

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when the bishop can change the color square it's on.

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Very wonderful. Thanks for the lovely game!  Super fun level design.  

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That was a lovely afternoon diversion! I sent you $15. However, I was disappointed there was no castling-move puzzle. 

I’m really enjoying this - the only drawback is that it doesn’t save my progress between session, even though I’m logged in. Is that unavoidable, or am I missing something?

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The game does save after each level, so maybe something is going on with your browser not finding or keeping the save data.

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LOVED this. Great work

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Chessformer (Puzzle Platformer Games)

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Hello Rob1221! I love your puzzle games and am personally inviting you to take part in my puzzle game jam! You do not have to join, but I would appreciate it if you did! https://itch.io/jam/puzzle-jam-2021

I enjoyed it a lot, thanks!

Will there be a sequel with moving opponent pieces?

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Excellent game! Such a simple yet clever idea, nice puzzles too :)

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Brilliant puzzle game!  Level 24 requires lots of moves to get all the pieces where they need to be.  Took me several tries to get the whole sequence correct.   User-designed levels for this puzzle mechanic would be awesome.

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Great puzzle game!  I love it. Suggestion -- I played it on a phone and accidentally hit the reset / back buttons multiple times. It'd be great if there's a confirmation. Also, please add undo! The last stage was very annoying because of these problems..

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Great puzzle game!

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I was waiting for this! Nice puzzle.

Wake me up when the YouTube walkthroughs arrive.

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Wake up:

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Thanks.

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stuck at lvl 12, those pawns are annoying

edit: go it, not moving them too much and the tower can pass-through

edit: now lvl 16, hmmm, i can't even think of a possible exit

edit: got it, thought of an exit with the tower first and made it with a three pieces column

edit: now 21, no idea except to get the key easy

It's really easy to get the key in 21. Just use the tower to press the button (get on the platform then drop onto the button) and move the king to the left and get off the button temporarily so the king can cross the gap.

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I didn't intend to, but I played the whole thing in one session, I got so into it!

The concept is great and works really well, but the game is also very well polished and thought out, great job.

The difficulty balance is almost perfect. A few of the puzzles had me scratching my head, but I was never frustrated.

My only critique is that the sound that plays when you get to promote a pawn doesn't really work for me. It doesn't go with the music, and is a bit jarring. That's it, though. Other than that I loved it!

I also really appreciate the mobile support, it works well with a touch screen.

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Very Nice! One of your best once!

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another great game

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Wow, this game is really great!  The mechanics are simple but create an intuitive  and fun puzzle game.  The levels are well designed and introduce the game mechanics well.  I especially like level 10.

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I love your games!

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Interesting but cool game!