App Description

Chesster is a Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) application for iPhone/iPod touch. The user can either practice with Artificial Intelligent (AI) or play with other people around the world through the free PlayXiangqi.com server.

Common features:
- Replay mode with 4-button panel (Begin, Previous, Next, End).
- Five different Piece sets and Boards, including Western ones.
- Sound support.
- Graphics effects for Move-Hints and the Last-Move-Highlight.
- Three languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), and French.

Offline or Artificial Intelligent (AI) mode:
- Two different AI engines to choose from.
- Each AI has four different Difficulty Levels: Easy (default), Normal, Hard, Master.
- Auto Save and Auto Resume the current game.
- Disable/Enable (i.e., Pause/Resume) AI at any time to allow the user to play both sides/roles.
- Support Player-vs-Player (PvP) with AI being disabled.
- Unlimited Undo Moves.
- Either Human or AI can move first (as Red player).

Online mode (through a centralized server at PlayXiangqi.com):
- Play with other people either as a registered user or as a Guest.
- Play or Observe existing games/tables.
- Support basic Chat feature.
- Support receiving Invitations from other people.
- Track Rating/Points and game statistics using Elo Rating System.
- Support Auto-Resume after having disconnected from the network.
- Basic online options: Resign, Draw, Reset, and Timers.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 01, 2013 Initial release

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