Another video from a higher vantage point (skip to 1:35) … its funny to see people shaken by the 2nd and the 3rd big foamy waves in 0.25x and I can see that the big raft takes quite an impact. Again good line and directions.

The kayak in front of the raft disappears into the foam, but would have otherwise been a nice subject in the video too. It appears after the third wave, but it has turned its direction to face the raft. Most likely on purpose, expecting a rescue.

Post that there are some smaller ones that seem more longitudinal (from the left). …


  1. Old App video
  2. Old iOS Screenshots
  3. Old Android Screenshots
  4. Old Logos

Old App Video

The video is 15 seconds only.

iOS Screenshots

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Screenshots for iOS app

Android Screenshots

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Screenshots for Android App

Logos

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High resolution Logo


(I thought I will add it to my blog to remember it)

Remember the time when we were growing up

  • We played silly make believe games about space adventures
  • We fought for space in one room
  • We had different toilets
  • We liked different toys
  • You always had more books than me
  • You always read faster than me
  • You were more addicted to warcraft than me and were a better gamer
  • I was a computer programmer in school and you never learned to code, I wonder what you thought of the computer back then
  • We watched a load of movies in Ranchi together
  • We went to play video games in Patiala
  • I liked football and I think you liked cricket and cards

This was mostly until 16–17 orbits. Lets make more memories together. :-p


Mistake

  • Not paying enough attention to those I love

Success


I held so long to the feeling,

I thought I must be very artistic.

Then I read an article,

It’s because I am a man.

It is my inability to cope up with emotions,

and very much a God’s plan.

- says Naval


The unanswered letters,

kept us together.

All those nights,

I dreamt a reply.

When you are honest,

The expectations are high.

Says Naval


  • This article is more of rough notes that I can rewrite into a better article later.
  • It has some data and thoughts, but maybe is not written in the best format.

As a part of continued effort to improve Halfchess, we are revisiting the communications. The app store description for Halfchess has been quite lack-luster.

Scroll below to see our new app description.

The old app description

Halfchess is a variation of chess better suited to mobile screens and quicker games. Most games only last 1–3 minutes. It is played as chess on on a smaller board against the computer.

To add to the excitement, there are new chess pieces — a crab that moves zig-zag and jump over friendly pawns/crabs. Do read the rules to avoid surprises. …


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Chess is Evil

Halfchess.com is International chess played on a smaller board. It fits better on a mobile screen and allows casual chess players to play faster games. Halfchess aims to build a chess community for casual chess players.

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This is a press-kit for Halfchess.

  1. App video
  2. Background Story
  3. Media coverage
  4. Talks
  5. App Links
  6. Social Media Presence
  7. iOS Screenshots
  8. Android Screenshots
  9. New Rules
  10. Logos

App Video

Blind Mode — remember the position (30 seconds)
The old app video (15 seconds)

Background Story

Media Coverage

  • YourStory on 18th Aug, 2017 wrote,“Half Chess aims to be the T-20 version of chess and force more exciting endgames.”
  • The Better India on 19th Aug, 2017 wrote,“With a Smaller Board and New Pieces, This Chess Game Is Anything but Slow!”

Talks

App Links

Website: https://halfchess.com

iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/half-chess/id1182813218?ls=1&mt=8

Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flipflopapp.halfchess

Social Media Presence

  1. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playhalfchess/
  2. Medium blog: https://medium.com/halfchess
  3. We also run an invite only whatsapp page: the invitation form https://goo.gl/forms/IY9eXNT1OCUqh33P2

iOS Screenshots

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Android Screenshots

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New Rules

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White can claim a victory if only opponent King is left on the board

Logos

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A post by halfchess.com — chess for creativity at work.

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Space Invaders

Click above to play against 10 Pawns, which turned out to be my level. Scroll down to choose your challenge — how many space invaders would you fight? Scroll down to see how to setup li-chess before playing.

The 13-Pawn board is balanced with Stockfish. I think its harder to play with the black pawns VS playing with the white queen. In either case, it is an end-game variation and very thought intensive. …

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Naval Saini

Hacker and into fitness and adventure. Leads a simple life and does not try to fit in too much. :-)

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