Pawn of the Dead – Overview

Written by Marcello TBL

Pawn Of The Dead

A 3D game based on chess, in the style of Battle Chess.

Your mission as Leonard, the White King, is to protect the White Kingdom against the marching army of undead. Elona, the White Queen, is the best warrior in the kingdom, you won’t be able to succeed without her help. During your quest, you will face a sinister reflection that you forgot a long time ago.

Pawn of the dead


It’s a chess-based game. Except, Black pieces turn White pieces into themselves on capture. All the levels are asymmetrical, it’s guaranteed that there is always a way to win. In campaign mode, there are 64 levels. There is also have a random level generator mode and It’s possible to play as Black side in random level generator mode.

Key features

  • Fully animated 3D chess pieces
  • Campaign mode with cinematics and 64 levels
  • Random level generator (playable as either White or Black)
  • AI with 3 difficulty levels
  • Possibility to play against a friend on the same computer
  • 4 environments (also an empty environment for the best performance)
  • 2D mode
Chess Game

About the developer

Aslan Game Studio is a team consisting of indie game developer Ahmet Kamil Keleş and the freelancer artists that he works with. It’s founded in Ankara, Turkey in 2014. The size of the team depends on the projects it’s developing.

He has been developing games since his childhood. He began working on commercial games when he was in university, studying computer engineering. He is the developer of games like Clown House, Self, Interactive Horror Stories.

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Release date & platforms

Steam: February 19, 2021
iOS and Android release dates are uncertain. There is a possibility of a Switch port.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.

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