Friday, January 19, 2007

khet : شطرنج لیزری

Once upon a time, there was an Amstrad CPC game called Reflector, wherein the player had to arrange mirrors on a grid so as to make a laser reflect from source to target within the time limit. A new game called "Khet" uses the same idea, but turns it into a vicious, chess-like battle of wits on a real-life board. Pyramidal housing for each mirror allows for bonus mystery-of-Egypt theme.

The object of the game is to manouver your pieces so as to cast your laser beam on the opponent's Pharaoh, while shielding your own from attack. Pieces come with mirrors in various configurations: obelisks offer four opaque sides, pyramids offer one mirrored and two opaque sides, a Djed Column occupies and opens lines of sight, and so on. The board is 8x8 and the pieces randomly scattered at commencement of play.

The game will be available in March for $63, and they're accepting pre-orders now.

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