A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

The kingdom of Chesstopia is under attack! Equipped with a set of 16 standard chess pieces, survive as long as possible against waves of enemy pawns, knights, bishops, rooks, and queens.

Made for NTU ADM Game Design II.

Source on GitHub


v1.1 - Fixed resolution scaling issues.
v1.0 - Initial release


Art, design, and programming by Chin Kee Yong
Music: Something About Us by Daft Punk (8-Bit Remix by Sound-O-Vision)
With sounds by EdgardEdition, rodincoil, cabled_mess, DWOBoyle
Title artwork adapted from Wikimedia Commons

Known Bugs

  • Kings will sometimes be allowed to move into check when they shouldn't be
  • On certain displays, the game window will be cut off and UI elements like the "Start Game" button won't appear. This happens when your display is scaling text and apps to something other than 100% scale. Not sure how to fix this other than redoing all assets.
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
TagsChess, Pixel Art, Tower Defense, Turn-based Strategy


chess-defense-windows.zip 27 MB
chess-defense-linux.zip 29 MB

Install instructions

Unzip the archive and run the "chess-defense" executable.


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This is really fun and a neat idea for the classic Chess.