Centurion Games today released Checker Kingdoms for the iPhone and iPod touch. Offering a new twist on the traditional game of checkers, the game enables players to test their skills online against other players around the globe in a variety of themes designed to appeal to both casual and traditionalist players, including World War II and Science Fiction. Themes include not only specialized graphics, but also distinct sounds and animations. More info on this new iPhone game:
In Checker Kingdoms, players will be able to test their master checkers skills either against the AI (written by well-known checkers expert Martin Fierz), or online against opponents around the world in up to ten simultaneous matches. A real-time notification system will allow players to view the status of their online games, even when their devices are asleep. Integration with Open Feint enables all games to be stored on a remote server, enabling players to seamlessly play games on the go, resuming their matches and playing turns as they wish.
Checker Kingdoms also enables players to choose songs from their iTunes library to listen to during gameplay, and features a fully configurable difficulty system for single-player gaming. Future updates will add new themes, such as Fantasy, global leaderboards, and an automatic matchmaking using the standard Elo rating system, which matches opponents based on similar skill levels.