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Pure Chess Now Available For Free

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:12 pm
by Sean Evans
Hi, has anyone downloaded and tried this software yet? If yes, any chance you can provide a brief review.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressrele ... outnow.php

Thank you,

Sean

Re: Pure Chess Now Available For Free

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:38 pm
by kinderchocolate
You don't own a mobile device?

The link is misleading because it is not a free product, most of the functionality can only be unlocked via in-app purchases, and you will need to pay for each of the in-app purchase. It is one of the most expensive apps available.

The app is about 250 MB and is intended for pure chess newcomers. The engine is very bad, it played 1.e4 c6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nxe4?? 4. Nxe4 Qa5+ 5.Bd2 Qxd2+???? against me and it was the toughest level without a purchase.

It is an Open GL 3D chess playing app. The graphics is good but the frame rate is not the greatest. You will need an iPhone 5 for optimal performance. I think this is the best 3D chess playing app I've ever played, but more suitable for people who has no idea about chess or children.

Re: Pure Chess Now Available For Free

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:33 am
by Cubeman
What on-line ability it have, FICS ?

Re: Pure Chess Now Available For Free

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:07 pm
by Norbert Raimund Leisner