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Deep Green Chess Lite

  • #: 34920
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2010-07-09
  • Current Version: 1.1.4
  • 1.1.4 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 4.30 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Joachim Bondo
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
  • © 2008-2009 Cocoa Stuff
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Description

A beautiful and elegant chess application for the casual player.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball: “Without question the best iPhone chess game”

Playing chess has never been such a pleasant experience. On any platform!

Everything is beautifully rendered; from the board and pieces to the way they animate. If you want to to truly enjoy chess, make sure to download Deep Green.

Deep Green for iPhone and iPod touch is the successor to the multi-award winning Newton version.

LITE VERSION DOES NOT RESTORE PREVIOUS GAME AT APPLICATION LAUNCH.

FEATURES:

- Play against engine or human, or engine vs. engine

- Adjustable engine strength

- Concentration setting allowing the engine to play more like a human

- Manual board setup

- Game playback (first/previous/next/last position, auto-playback, drag slider)

- Replay of last move

- Move suggestion (animated on board)

- Take back (undo, all the way back to start)

- Free choice between tap/tap and drag/drop moving (no need to set preference)

- Display of captured pieces

- Smooth animations everywhere

- Built-in help

- Rich, analog-type sounds (optional)¹

- Callout notification for check, stalemate, and checkmate, (optional)

- Vibration on check, stalemate and checkmate, (optional)²

- Board coordinates (optional)

- Board auto-rotation (optional)

- Small memory footprint, around 2MB

- Clean and beautiful user interface

- And more...

TESTIMONIALS:

- The best portable chess EVER!

- This is possibly the best computerised chess program I have played! Small, simple but infinitely playable. Excellent!

- Great UI... but it beats me thoroughly at 1 second difficulty! Thanks a lot!

- I love your game! It's one of the best chess games I've ever played.

- Deep Green made me play chess again!

¹) Sound is only available on first generation iPod touch when using headset or external speakers. The device must be unmuted.

²) Vibration must be enabled on the iPhone (Settings > Sound) for the currently active Silent/Ring state. Vibration is not available on iPod touch.

What's New in Version 1.1.4

iOS 4 compability:
- Support for Multitasking and Fast App Switching
- Fixed bug causing animation delays

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Deep Green Chess Lite iPhone Screenshot 1

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

4/5 stars

My Favorite Chess App!

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This was my favorite on my old iPod. If it gets updated for iPad! I'll buy it right away!

5/5 stars

Awesome

:
Best chess app ever! Has cool features.

3/5 stars

Needs major update to worth full version price

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I really love this app but unfortunately I cannot say at the moment the full version is worth the price. To me, several key features are missing - by order of importance:

1) Many people complain about bugs and problems with the engine - the only one I am currently aware of is that the game is unaware of draw situations - I need to determine that by myself. I am a beginner and for me levels 1-4 are quite good match, so I didn't check higher levels.

2) Playing with other people online.

3) One of the strongest features of this game is its graphics - I do not own an iPhone 4 (yet) but it seems the new version does not support the retina display! And speaking on graphics - what's up with making it an iPad app too (same binary).

4) Saving and loading of games (I mean not just the current game that I am playing).

5) Exporting (and maybe even importing) of games (some time I would like to share my games with others or continue a game in other app on a computer.

* In general, it seems this app is very seldom updated, which again makes me wonder if it is worth the hefty 8$ price on the full version. With some effort, it seems this could be the best chess app on the iPhone and would even be worth (to me) the full price. Currently, I would not pay for this more than 2$.

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