Animoca Brands has unveiled its latest collaboration with Chess.com and world-renowned chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen to introduce Anichess, a free-to-play chess strategy game.
The floating of Anichess by Animoca Brands, the Web3.0 group based in Hong Kong, which revealed last month that it possesses over $2 billion in assets, further solidifies its position as a major player in the cryptocurrency industry.
This innovative game seeks to redefine the traditional chess experience by integrating an engaging storyline and innovative gameplay elements.
Anichess combines classical chess rules with strategic depth, tactical magic, and captivating lore, offering players a unique perspective on the royal game.
Animoca Brands Pushes Solo Chess Adventure
In its initial phase, Anichess invites players to embark on a solo chess adventure filled with magical spells. These spells introduce strategic elements, such as transforming non-royal pieces into knights, adding a new layer of complexity to the game.
Accessible for free through www.anichess.com on web browsers or mobile-compatible web browsers, Anichess preserves the fundamental principles of chess. It however introduces a spell mechanism that demands strategic planning, probability assessment, and psychological acumen.
The game welcomes players of all skill levels, including beginners, to enjoy an evolved chess experience with added strategic depth.
Player-vs-Player Action in Q1 2024
The initial phase of Anichess focuses on player-versus-environment (PvE) gameplay. Building on this foundation, the second phase, scheduled for Q1 2024, will introduce player-versus-player (PvP) functionality.
This enhancement aims to elevate the gaming experience for those seeking competitive matches. Anichess adopts a phased approach, catering to both solo players and those interested in the thrill of competitive play.
The introduction of PvP functionality adds a new dimension to the game, fostering a community of chess enthusiasts eager to challenge each other strategically and tactically.
Anichess Expertise and Collaboration
Anichess not only relies on technological innovation but also leverages the expertise of chess Grandmasters and chess.com.
The game boasts an impressive roster of chess talent, including Anish Giri, David Howell, David Antón Guijarro, Sopiko Guramishvili, and more.
Magnus Carlsen, co-founder of Play Magnus Group and five-time World Chess Champion who also won a nonfungible token (NFT) trophy in October of last year, expressed excitement about Anichess bringing innovation to chess with spells and strategic gaming elements.
The involvement of renowned chess talents ensures that the game maintains the highest standards of strategic depth and authenticity.
Animoca Brands Revolutionizing Chess with Web3 Functionality
The co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, Yat Siu emphasized that Anichess revolutionizes the classic royal game by merging traditional strategy and gameplay with innovative spellcasting, a fantasy storyline, and Web3 functionality.
This integration with Web3 not only enhances the overall gaming experience but also aligns Anichess with the latest trends in decentralized technologies. The goal is to offer a smooth and integrated ecosystem that unites fans, developers, and players in a Web3-native setting.
Siu expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Chess.com and the significant contribution of Magnus Carlsen and other chess talents in pioneering this new dimension of chess.