I invented an all new chess game: Rubicon Chess. It works the same as normal chess, except you conquer the squares of the chessboard. By doing so they harvest coins for you, 1 coin per turn. With these coins you can buy extra pieces. The more elaborate version of Rubicon Chess also has extra dice rules for capturing.
For more information about the gamerules and examples (on pictures)see:
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--What type of game am I looking for?
This chess variant would be difficult to play offline, on the board. Software would save alot of time as it does all the calculating en memorizing savings and income. The chessboard can be very basic, just icons resembling the pieces on an 8x8 chessboard.
--What are you going to use it for?
I just want to play this game locally with friends! The game doesnt have to be implementable in a website and it only has a 2 player mode. So no AI has to be programmed.
Besides that the game can be shared for free on the web. Why would I want to keep a game for myself? :D
See the picture below for an example of what it could look like. It shows some important stats and which player owns which square.
Menubar: Start - Options - About
"Start" has two choices:
- start new game
"Options" should open a new window:
- use dice? y/n [takes away the dice, pieces capture normally]
- use economy? y/n [takes away coins and buying pieces]
[cannot uncheck both boxes- that would be normal chess)
- change prices [enables user to save new prices for pieces]
- change chances [enables user to adjust the chances for pieces. (min. 2, max 12)]
"About" has two options:
I realise that these options require some programming. Perhaps there are chess engines available that one could use.
On payment.. I dont know how much time this costs to make. By the end of August I got my salary and will see how much I can miss. Im a poor student so it wont be a crazy lot. Well may be there's someone who likes chess and feels like doing it for not so much money.
How much would you normally ask for such a game?
Also I dont know on what program it should be written. I you think your language is very suited to write this game.. then let me know! Its not about the looks, but its about the game. Please do make it suited for windows 7 :)
Thanks for reading and I'll check back regularly.