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31 October 2007

Scerzo's for Chandigo : Chess in Colour (Colour)

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21 October 2006

Chandigo : Let the games begin

Splash screen

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Chandigo : Chess Start

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20 May 2006

Chandi Chess : Machinima Video

Introducing Charlie Roundfield : TAKE 1 : Charlie arrives at Better World Island

Machinima Production

More Videos

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19 April 2006

Chess 3D

Further 3D Ventures..

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More Chess Digital Art

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06 April 2006

Colour Chess : Virtual Travels

New Ventures into the Virtual Life.

Swan Intro

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27 March 2006

Chaplin Chess

New Game in the family :
Chaplin Chess

Imagine what Gandhi and Chaplin would do if they were to chair round table talks in our present climate. What would they come up with you reckon?

Give us some feedback with your seasoning!

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22 March 2006

Chess Horse Flower Power

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21 January 2006

Flower Power Chess

Flower Power Chess coming soon
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18 December 2005

Forum : Chess in Color

* It's basic structure at the moment , but it allows me working at different aspects of the game.

4 subsections at the moment

General Updates, rules, varia, etc...

Testing and development Technical, Java , Downloadable version, etc...

Solo, Multiplayer Games, Tournaments Best scores,Various ways of playing, communication, etc...

Art and Design Art Projects ,Artists, social entrepreneurs, community, etc...

This could be a great way to introduce the various aspects the game offers

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13 December 2005

New :Forum : Color Chess

There's a forum i just put up on the website.
I hope it might be helpfull to look at different angles of the game.
Feel free to join in the discussion .
Here's the Link to the Forum

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02 December 2005

Chess Interface 1

We're working on the next version whereby people will have the possibility to choose their board and players, connect and play the games with other people and play them by email.
This is a sketch for the intro page i'm starting of with. It is definitely not meant to be the final product.
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10 November 2005

Alternative Chess : Co-Operative Games

Alternative chess game (played in colour) that uses the same moves as traditional chess but changed from a competitive to a co-operative game.
It encourages team work and creative thinking.
Recently i managed to make those boardgames into a computer game
playable online.
The first version can be seen at
Chess Game in Colour

Some interesting aspects about the game

- Could be used to teach children the basics of chess in a fun way.
- Games are played with a co-operative mindset while tournaments can
give them a competetive capacity.
- Can be played online globally in a manner similar to correspondence chess
- While beginners can play an easy introductory game, mental wizards
can make combinations and study end games.

Art projects

Apart from the computer game they are being further developed and can
be played on a variety of boards. Pieces can be made in a cornucopia
of different materials . (wood, glass, fabrics, beads, etc...)
They could even be made in the form of paintings and consequently be
used as art projects.
Art Projects
It is our intention of getting community groups, social entrepreneurs,
artists involved trough art and craft projects.

This is an ongoing and developing project, any enquiries regarding
this project are welcome.

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05 November 2005

Chess Animation

Click here for Animation 1
Click here for Animation 2
Click here for Animation 3
Some Animations i started a while ago they are quite basic at the moment, but sure you have to start somewhere.
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03 November 2005

Chess Art Project

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The games are being further developed and can be played on a variety of boards. Pieces can be made in a cornucopia of different materials .

29 October 2005

What is Colour Chess ?

Games that encourage team work and creative thinking.

Intricate strategy games with the flavour of chess.

A peace conference is underway, a lasting peace must be made. To realise that objective, the players each send out their diplomats to each other's camps to secure an agreement. They use their skill to find their relevant counterpart, work out a strategy and negotiate the quickest path to finish the


27 October 2005

Celtic Chess Carpet

This is one of the carpets i made in India in 2001.
It involved a whole hamlet (village) near the old city of Benares (Varanasi)
more can be seen here


26 October 2005

Chess Logo

Chess and Kids. Some Benefits

* a) chess increases strategic thinking skills, stimulates intellectual creativity, and improves problem-solving ability, while raising self-esteem;
* b) when youngsters play chess they must call upon higher-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future possibilities;
* c) in countries where chess is offered widely in schools, students exhibit excellence in the ability to recognize complex patterns and consequently excel in math and science; and
* d) instruction in chess during the second grade will enable pupils to learn skills which will serve them throughout their lives.


Academic Benefits

Chess makes kids smarter. It does so by teaching the following skills:

* Focusing • Children are taught the benefits of observing carefully and concentrating. If they don't watch what is happening, they can't respond to it, no matter how smart they are.

* Visualizing • Children are prompted to imagine a sequence of actions before it happens. We actually strengthen the ability to visualize by training them to shift the pieces in their mind, first one, then several moves ahead.

* Thinking Ahead • Children are taught to think first, then act. We teach them to ask themselves “If I do this, what might happen then, and how can I respond?” Over time, chess helps develop patience and thoughtfulness.

* Weighing Options • Children are taught that they don't have to do the first thing that pops into their mind. They learn to identify alternatives and consider the pros and cons of various actions.

* Analyzing Concretely • Children learn to evaluate the results of specific actions and sequences. Does this sequence help me or hurt me? Decisions are better when guided by logic, rather than impulse.

* Thinking Abstractly • Children are taught to step back periodically from details and consider the bigger picture. They also learn to take patterns used in one context and apply them to different, but related situations.

* Planning • Children are taught to develop longer range goals and take steps toward bringing them about. They are also taught of the need to reevaluate their plans as new developments change the situation.

* Juggling Multiple Considerations Simultaneously - Children are encouraged not to become overly absorbed in any one consideration, but to try to weigh various factors all at once.

None of these skills are specific to chess, but they are all part of the game. The beauty of chess as a teaching tool is that it stimulates children's minds and helps them to build these skills while enjoying themselves. As a result, children become more critical thinkers, better problem solvers, and more independent decision makers.

Educational Research

These conclusions have been backed up by educational research. Studies have been done in various locations around the United States and Canada, showing that chess results in increased scores on standardized tests for both reading and math. A study on a large scale chess program in New York City, which involved more than 100 schools and 3,000 children, showed higher classroom grades in both English and Math for children involved in chess. Studies in Houston, Texas and Bradford, Pennsylvania showed chess leads to higher scores on the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal and the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking.

Social Benefits

In the schools, chess often serves as a bridge, bringing together children of different ages, races and genders in an activity they can all enjoy. Chess helps build individual friendships and also school spirit when children compete together as teams against other schools. Chess also teaches children about sportsmanship - how to win graciously and not give up when encountering defeat. For children with adjustment issues, there are many examples where chess has led to increased motivation, improved behavior, better self-image, and even improved attendance. Chess provides a positive social outlet, a wholesome recreational activity that can be easily learned and enjoyed at any age.

06 September 2005

Mystery Game

A quick update with a mystery game we added.
Colours only show when the pieces are clicked.
here's the direct link

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