On May 12, developer Punkcake Delicieux launched the chess -style rogue light strategy game “ Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate ” for PCs. The price is 800 yen. This work has been distributed on ITCH.IO since April, and has been on Steam.
“Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate” is a strategic game with a roggy -like element that looks like a chess. The protagonist is a black king. He was a long -lasting fallen king. As a result, his subordinates were pulled out by the white king, and even the knights and his wife’s queen were abandoned. Without hearing the last warning from the bishop, the black king will put a shotgun in his own revenge (resentment).
On the board, there are multiple white pieces and only one black king. The game progresses for each turn. King can move in eight directions up, down, left and right, and diagonally. You can move the king every turn or shoot the enemy piece with a shotgun. A shotgun can do great damage as you shoot at a close range. After shooting, move again and reload the shotgun. The goal is to hit the white king while kicking the surrounding pieces. The enemy camp moves multiple pieces every turn. Since the opponent’s piece also moves according to the rules of the chess, it is necessary to go around while determining which piece will move and where. Black king may die in one shot if the opponent’s piece is checked.
Every time you clear the stage, the player can get a permanent upgrade. You can increase the range of shotguns, increase bullets in a wider area, or reduce the HP of white pieces in exchange for range. However, players do not unilaterally upgrade. All black king upgrades are also set with the upgraded white camp. Bishops have been added to the enemy, two nights are added instead of one bishop, and all players are enhanced and traded off. The player will build a strategy while determining the balance of such strength.
“Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate” is based on the winning works that participated in Game Jam Ludum Dare 50. The prototype that participated in the jam was produced in 72 hours. Currently, “Shotgun King: The Final CHECKMATE” is distributed for free of charge. In the demonstration version, you can play games equivalent to endless mode with half the number of upgrade cards in the product version. The product version includes story mode, including five types of difficulty, Steam achievements, and MOD support. In the future, it seems that balance adjustment, bug correction, localization, etc. will be promoted in the demo version along with the product version update.
“Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate” is on sale for PCs at Steam/Itch.io. The price is 800 yen for the Steam version, and the itch.io version is more than $ 6.00US (users can adjust the purchase price). In addition, the Itch.io version is also provided with a Steam key in addition to the game file itself.