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Cross3D Chess. 3D Chess game where pieces are arranged in a cross shape. (8x8x8, Cells: 512) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Derek Nalls wrote on 2005-08-21 UTC
Description- (Symmetrical Chess Collection)
section- '3-D chess variants'
page 25

http://www.symmetryperfect.com/shots/descript.pdf

Until recently, I was also passionate about 3-D chess designs and at
least, my prospects for creating games sometime in the distant future when
3-D graphics in a universal chess variant program (perhaps, ZOG) were
up-to-par.  Currently, I no longer intend to develope any 3-D games.

Nonetheless, you have mentioned (on a few forums) one method which may
acceptably, practically overcome my so-called 'fatal flaw':

'Planar pieces' (as opposed to 'linear pieces') with greatly enhanced
moving capabilities.

Personally, I am unwilling to admit 'planar pieces' into any games of my
creation as their movements supercede vision (much as the transporter in
Star Trek lore).  Obviously, you do not find this objectionable, though. 
This, in tandem with a white-black-black-white turn order, may be the key
to your dreams as it would insure that your resulting 3-D games are not
too drawish.