A blitz chess gaming platform offering live games and tournaments.
Hundreds of thousands of users
What did the client expect?
Handle high traffic
Blitz chess mean many people playing multiple, fast paced games.
Manage low bandwidth
Chess players from regions with poor internet were target users and needed taking care of.
Many people play chess on the go, thus the app had to be ready for smartphones.
How did we work on the chess gaming platform?
Velocity Chess approached us with a goal of creating a platform that would allow playing blitz chess games between players from all around the world. Our solution had to support large traffic and be accessible from countries with poor internet bandwidth. It had to be compatible with mobile devices.
The application’s goal was to be a chess hub with social networking capability, tutoring tools and gamification mechanics.
For chess logic, we used Stockfish script and we adapted it to our needs. We created a set of chess bots with different skill levels, with which players can train before challenging live users.
What did we achieve?
We built an application with a unique approach to playing chess in lightning rounds. The platform was adopted by chess enthusiasts globally and allowed playing hundreds of simultaneous games.
✓ Unique gamification
Challenging other users meant more engagement
✓ Hundreds of thousands of users
Adopted by the chess community
✓ Global reach
Active players from multiple countries
- supporting 600 000 registered users, 2 000 online, playing 400 games at once
- unique blitz chess gaming system
- chess tournaments
- custom Global and Private Live Chats
- subscriptions supporting Credit card payments and PayPal, allowing for cash games
- gamification mechanism
- shop for virtual goods
- social features - forum, wall, befriending