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Alex Trick wrote on 2020-10-14 UTC


Thank you very much for SVG pics! :) They're excellent!

In general we're going to popularize Chu Shogi and (I hope) the others Large-board shogi variants as well.

Mnemonic SVG images are extremely helpful for introducting the game for beginners and others who is afraid of japanese hieroghyphes. Especially including into account that Chu Shogi itself includes comparativelly so much pieces with different variants of move, that it's difficult to remember them in case you don't love it initially. What to tell about much larger variants of shogi with a much complicated move rules.

If we combine mnemonic pics with a pleasant (a bit beautiful) interface, move tips and learning for new players, add HaChu engine for playing with computer (I guess, your work?), and also add possibility to play with another peoples over network (planned in nearest future) - we'll get the platform that actually can be distributed around the world in a much easier way, than before.

For example, when 81dojo came into world, it popularized shogi around the world quicker. The analogue for the Chu Shogi - the Chu-Shogi Renmei 81client had a similar impact, but it still contains hieroglyphes (however it still has a nice interface through). For now Chu-Shogi Renmei 81client is under danger to be unavailable because of outdating of Flash Player technology. If after end of 2020 Flash Player apps will be actually blocked (forcefully), then the remaining variants to play over Internet would be a few. Maybe ChuDo will be one of most comfortable of them. That is the point - the more comfort - the more people coming, as there is easier to entry into the game.

I have registered on WinBoard forum, I'll take pleasure to contact you there via PM or any another way. If I understand correct, you're the only (or main) developer of WinBoard/XBoard programs, are you?

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