Rooks Keep is a PC based, fantasy melee deathmatch/arena game. Best described as "UT with swords", players will battle it out in a selection of game-modes, across a variery of maps. The list of game-modes includes traditional Deathmatch and Team-Deathmatch, Conversion(kill your enemy to get them on your team), Combat and Classic Chess, and more. Players will get control of two factions of six characters each, based on traditional Chess archetypes(Pawn, Knight, etc) and engage in battles using a diversity of offensive and defensive abilities and skills. Pawns will be skewered, mighty Rooks will smash their opponents with massive clubs, and sinister Beasts will tear into their foes with tenacity. Games can be played solo against AI opponents, in LAN or online multiplayer or a combination. Up to 32 players are allowed in all non-Chess modes. Players will fight in detailed, full 3D environments that use the power of the UnrealĀ® Development Kit. Mod support is intended for Rooks Keep.

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Thunderchicken Aug 18 2011, 7:04pm says:

Cool to see these guys finally come to life (if only to get decapitated). The green versus black knight... not sure if that was meant as a Monty Python reference, but that's great! Also for some reason I want to see an unlockable King piece with the big head from the Buger King commercials.

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The first look of moving in-game footage arranged into a spiffy video with associated amazing soundtrack...

Anyway, it's our first video for Rooks Keep and shows off the first side (The Knights), various maps, some preliminary gore and chess boards!

Also, it's still a work-in-progress, so don't bombard us with hate mail just yet ;)

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Aug 18th, 2011
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