(PRWEB) December 10, 2013
A new mobile game with elements of chess and reversi is now available for iPads and Android tablets. The game, called Chargers, is designed for two to four players and is available for $2.99 on the iTunes App Store and $3.00 on Google Play.
The basic goal of Chargers is simple: eliminate all opponent pieces by surrounding them, eliminating them from the board. The strategy required to accomplish that task, however, provides the challenge.
Players can use their own pieces to surround opponents, as well as a stone, a tree, or the edge of the game board. Four trees are always on the board and cannot be moved or eliminated. Two stones occupy the third and fourth sides of the game board if third and fourth players are not present.
Each player begins Chargers with five foot soldiers, two strongmen with stones, two horses, and one nobleman. Players make up to ten one-cell moves per turn, divided among the various pieces.
Different pieces have unique abilities. Strongmen can drop stones as part of a surrounding strategy or directly on other pieces to eliminate them. Strongmen can also move stones already on the board. Horses can jump over other pieces and stones. Noblemen, when used to surround an opponent’s piece, convert that piece to its own side rather than eliminating it.
Chargers supports in-person games of two to four players passing a device between them as well as online play with friends or other adversaries. The iOS version works through Apple’s Game Center.
“Chargers is a game that offers a challenge to people who like to devise strategies,” said the game’s creator, Eric Phillips. “It’s the type of game that is relatively easy to learn, but difficult to master. It is also a great game to play with friends and family. I am very glad to see my game become an app, and hope that it will provide a fun and interesting challenge to many people.”
Chargers was developed for Eric Phillips by Zco Corporation, one of the largest app developers in the world.