MECHA CHESS

MechaChess is a personal project I created to solve problem of the fantasy chess set. Rather than simply matching the pieces to their closest counterpart in a series of existing or random designs; I designed each robot to match the role and iconography of the corresponding piece, meaning that not only is each piece distinct and easy to recognize, but the design helps players to remember the pieces' unique capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. I printed two complete sets and painted the pieces to create the final video. Playing with friends is a joy, as I get to show off my designs and miniature painting, and designs work, solving the problem "which piece is which again?" that's found when playing with other fantasy chess sets.