A new game has been released under the Early Access Game program
Battle Chess: Game of Kings, a game developed by Olde Sküül and Sculptured Software, and originally published by Interplay, has been released on Steam with the promise that a Linux version is incoming.Battle Chess is actually a very old game that was launched back in 1991 and was one of the few full 3D chess games. Now, Olde Sküül, a studio that aims to bring old-school fun in modern games, has announced that the Battle Chess: Game of Kings remake has been released on Steam.
“It took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better! The most challenging game on earth comes to life in Battle Chess. An entire medieval world at war is reflected on the checkered field. Lots of computer chess games capture the basics of chess. Only Battle Chess brings chess to life by combining a magnificent chess logic system with colorful, humorous, and dramatic three-dimensional animations,” reads the announcement.
Battle Chess: Game of Kings is now part of the Early Access Game program and this means that it's still under development, but it can be purchased nonetheless.
The developer has also promised that a Linux version will be available, but the studio didn't provide a timeline.
More details about Battle Chess: Game of Kings can be found on the official Steam website (check the comments for the Linux confirmation).