Bug#378996: ITP: vulcan -- chess variant inspired by a certain well-known science fiction TV series
Owner: Miriam Ruiz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : vulcan
Version : 0.2
Upstream Author : Mauro Persano <email@example.com>
* URL : http://www.fzort.org/mpr/projects/vulcan/
* License : GPL
Description : chess variant inspired by a certain well-known science fiction TV series
vulcan lets you play against the computer a chess variant inspired by a
certain well-known science fiction TV series.
The rules implemented by this program were created by Jens Meder, and
are described here: http://private.addcom.de/meder/3dschach/chess3d.htm
In a nutshell, here's the idea:
* viewing the board from above, you'll notice that some squares overlap.
* from that view, piece moves are the same as in regular chess, except
that you may choose which of the overlapping squares the piece will land at.
* the movement of a sliding piece (bishop, rook or queen) is blocked by
a piece in any of the overlapping squares; the sliding piece may
land above or below the blocking piece.
* the small 2x2 boards (the "attack boards") can be moved to an adjacent
corner at the same level if they're holding just one piece, or to a corner
of a different level if they're empty.
The 3D models used in the program were originally created by Renzo del
Fabbro, and downloaded from the site www.3dcafe.com. As far as the game
author knows, they're in the public domain, but that must be clarified.
The game is going to be packaged inside the Debian Games Team.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14
Locale: LANG=es_ES@euro, LC_CTYPE=es_ES@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)