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Living Mobile releases the mobile version of the renowned “Mephisto Chess”
« on: March 8, 2005, 03:50PM »
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Full press release from: http://mobenta.com/news/shownews-2161.html
"Living Mobile releases the mobile version of the renowned “Mephisto Chess”
Munich, 7th of March 2005 – Living Mobile has exclusively licensed the famous “Mephisto” brand for mobile phone chess games from Saitek. The Mephisto Chess Mobile Edition (M.E.) is a classical chess game for mobile phones. With a strong chess engine and nine difficulty levels to choose for all players ranging from beginners to professional players.
Mephisto Chess M.E. is build around the most famous and award-winning Mephisto chess brand which is a very renowned name in chess computer history. The game will be one of the most sophisticated chess games that are currently available on the mobile gaming market!
This game is a comprehensive chess program which includes castling’s, en passantcaptures, 100 non-capturing non-pawn half-move limit, selective promotions and three recurrence rules which offer extraordinary excitement and fun for the players. A small opening library calls the opening for educational play. A carefully-tuned randomized element in the early stages of the game makes each game different. The game offers three different board styles and a variety of features like „best move“, „move history“, „change sides “, „flip board “, „Player vs CPU“ and a „2-Player” mode.
"The challenge was to build a very fast, complete & powerful chess engine that has a small foot print necessary to run efficiently on relatively slow mobile devices," says Thomas Garanin, Managing Director of Living Mobile.
To meet the constraints, The Mephisto Chess Mobile Edition (M.E.) was built from scratch and has advanced heuristics for fast response times in most game-play situations. Among the game's other unique feature are eye-grabbing graphics and a simple user interface that even technophobes enjoy.
The mobile chess game offers various modes of play and adapts to a users own level, simulating to perfection the reactions of a genuine player. Designed to be fully FIDE compatible, it tightly adheres to all the official rules while constantly enabling the players to improve on technique and speed.
“It is a clear favourite among chess players wanting to improve their tactical play. Living Mobile is proud to deploy the Mephisto brand and to be able to offer this very high quality, demanding chess game around the world” states Stephan Berendsen, founder and President of Living Mobile GmbH"