Check x Mate

A chess puzzle dating sim set in a world torn asunder by a century-long war—which the Schwarz Kingdom is set to lose until you and your twin are transported from our world and right in the middle of it, each holding a true game changer: magical crowns that give you the power to control the battlefield as a chess board.

In one battle, you turn the tide of the war as you solve for the Schwarz army and defeat the invading marble Weiss soldiers—who, in return, kidnap your twin sibling.

Take the crown and command the Schwarz army, bonding with their officers and royalty, to rescue your sibling and bring an end to the war!

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The Knight

Queen’s Knight Dame Allisienne is a stubborn, swashbuckling knight who prefers to charge headfirst into battle on her pegasus than think what battle plan to execute. Under Pace’s direction, she is capable of gliding over enemies to flank and outmaneuver them. A warrior who thinks with her gut instead of head, she truly believes that Pace can lead the Schwarz Army to victory!

The Bishop

Chaplain Piero Patzkerl is the Queen’s representative of the Ciantraj Church, the main religion of the land, which teaches of prophecies through 8x8 sigils—which Pace can read as chess moves. Breaking with the Church’s teachings, Chaplain Piero wishes to learn more about the game of "chess", and he follows Pace into battle—identifying weaknesses in enemy lines and using Ciantraj magic to wedge himself through.

The Rook

Queen’s Rook Sir Johan is a strong steadfast lancer, the closest in experience to the Queen. Though born of noble blood, he is very much a man of the people of Schwarz, a value he aims to impart on Pace. On the battlefield, he guards his King on his charging unicorn, ready to break enemy lines and flank as needed.

The Queen

Queen Iolande Seryne is the regal matriarch of the Night Citadel and ruler of the Schwarz Kingdom. Heavy is the head that wears the Crown of a crumbling nation torn ragged by the fierce Weiss Kingdom—yet she throws everything she can to defend those she loves. Being among the few left in the land who can remember a time before the war, she recognizes in Pace the leadership her Kingdom needs.


Pace is the player character and Cadence’s twin sibling, looking to reconnect after some years spent in college—now home for their grandpa’s funeral. When Pace and Cadence are transported to the Schwarz Kingdom and Cadence is kidnapped by the Weiss army, Pace commits to put their chess skills to the ultimate test as they play the part of the prophesied Crown Bearer to end the war and rescue their twin!


Pace’s twin sibling, looking to reconnect after some years spent in the military—now home for their grandfather’s funeral. Cadence is transported to the Schwarz Kingdom along with Pace, but the two are separated once more when the Weiss army kidnaps Cadence.