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Three Mini Chess Games Soon

05-28-2009, 11:38 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Portland, OR, Cascadia
Posts: 332
Three Mini Chess Games Soon

From the developer that brought you Mini Shogi comes a heckuva lot more niche chess!

First, Mini Chess. This plays chess on a 5x6 board for fast play. Four themes. Should be up within a week on the App Store for $1.99.



Next, Mini Makruk, a 5x6 variant of Thai chess.




Finally, Mini Shatranj, a 5x6 variant of Persian chess.




Makruk and Shatranj will both be $0.99. They will be posted to the App Store as soon as their music is complete. So they're probably 2 weeks out.
05-28-2009, 12:19 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,509
LOL Your boards are as small as the market you're catering to. Never heard of Persian or Thai chess. Gotta admit, though, nicely polished.

05-28-2009, 01:06 PM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Location: 加拿大
Posts: 1,239
Ah, mini chess. How chaotic the board goes.
Looks very polished though, but Kamazar is right about the market. I haven't seen many people play mini-chess before, only the few times at actual chess tournaments and it was usually the younger children playing for fun.
05-28-2009, 04:15 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Portland, OR, Cascadia
Posts: 332
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamazar View Post
LOL Your boards are as small as the market you're catering to.
Lol. Very clever. Ya, I realize the games are niche. But it wasn't much additional work to expand one game's code into 3 more. So business-wise it made sense to fully utilize what I'd made.
05-28-2009, 04:23 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
Have you thought about adding them all together with a slightly reduced price?

If someone ends up like one or more of them then they will be more inclined to buying the bundle and trying the others

Just a thought
05-28-2009, 11:26 PM
#6
Looks great =)
05-29-2009, 09:57 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Portland, OR, Cascadia
Posts: 332
Thanks... and, ya, I've thought about a merged one. But right now they're split and targeted to specific niches for a reason. We'll see how the experiment turns out.
06-05-2009, 04:08 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Portland, OR, Cascadia
Posts: 332
Just a quick update... Mini Chess is finally in the App Store.

Shatranj's Persian music is just about done and sounding awesome... musician has yet to reveal what he's got for the Thai song.

As a side note, for other developers, I most definitely lost out on the Day One Bump... Apple listed my game as released in May... sigh. I fixed it, but I'm still waaay down on the new release list. Terrible system Apple has there!
06-18-2009, 11:17 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Portland, OR, Cascadia
Posts: 332
Another brief update. Mini Shatranj is now available at the promised price of $0.99. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out so I hope people check it out!
06-18-2009, 11:44 AM
#10
How about Chinese chess?