first person chess game, where you can only see what the king piece can see
okay, I'm into this now. you give orders by typing into a free text box, kinda like Facade. The game will do its best to interpret this and carry out your orders. if you ask for an illegal move, the piece will do it to the best of its ability.
you can click on the screen and refer to them with "you there", say things like "the first pawn on the left, move forward", and the like
you never get any feedback from your army, because they're terrified of you. they simply try to carry out your orders so they don't get beheaded
I wanna call it "As You Wish, Sire", because that's usually all the feedback you get after issuing a command
Grace finish one video game before you want to make another one challenge
it pretty faithfully implements the rules of chess, except for:
you can order your own men executed
your pieces can capture each other ("capture the knight" might not go the way you want)
the AI has the same kind of restrictions. the difficulty settings are "to what extent will your pieces execute the letter of your command, but not your actions" and "how much extra info does the AI have, where the highest difficulty gives their king a drone and a birds-eye view of the field"
now to confront the two biggest issues: i'm terrible at chess and very rarely finish projects
oh, one more difficulty slider: do your pieces actually tell you what they're doing, and, if so, can they lie to you
normally, even if you give an incoherent or illegal move, your piece will say "Okay, I'm moving to square whatever". but on higher difficulties, they might just say "As you wish, sire." or, like, lie to you to make you happy. like if you tell a bishop to move off the board, they'll just be like "as you wish, sire. Moving to j9."
sometimes, they'll do this when you can see them. if you notice, you can behead them, which will scare everyone else into compliance for a while.
@BestGirlGrace this sounds dope, actually
@marie_joseph yeah, the problem with this idea is that it's very good and I'm quickly talking myself into it
@BestGirlGrace j9 is on the next board over
@monorail if you're playing online, sometimes you'll just get dark souls-style invading pieces from other games
@BestGirlGrace can you order a piece to be beheaded if you can't see them but suspect they've done something wrong
@monorail you can behead a piece at any time for any reason, even if it's not your turn. maybe you misspelled "bishop" in such a way that the game thinks you meant "behead" and, whoop, there they go
@BestGirlGrace simply "behead enemy king"
@monorail you can try! depending on the difficulty level, this will either cause one of your pieces to do their best to capture the enemy king, within the rules, or they'll behead you instead
But if you order an offscreen piece to be beheaded, how do you know it was really done or the offender was just whisked away? Those traitors are all colluding against the crown!
There could be 1-2 pieces (the Knights maybe? or random backrow pieces that are different every game?) that are loyal to the crown and can be trusted to enforce order around them, or relay accurate reports from their area, partially for gameplay, and partially cause losing them will hurt more
@BestGirlGrace what about,,,,military coup,,,,
@a_breakin_glass bad news, sire, you've been deposed and the pawns have formed a worker's council.
@BestGirlGrace You're not *too* far away from eventually just making a more battle-bent version of Yes, Your Grace.
@BestGirlGrace ...wait a second... 🤔
@Balina It took me a second to realize you were offering sincere advice and not initiating a Who's On First situation.
@Balina though, come to think of it, having advisors makes a lot of sense.
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