Nokia and G-mode announced at the Tokyo Game Show that they are collaborating to bring more mobile multiplayer games to the global market. G-mode is developing Chess a Moment, an online and turn-based chess game, based on the Nokia SNAP Mobile platform. Players can compete in up to eight live games simultaneously, and have up to 30 hours to ponder their next move. Nokia plans to distribute Chess a Moment on select Nokia handsets, and make the game available for global operator-assisted download, consumers can expect to get their hands on G-mode’s Chess a Moment in the fourth quarter of 2007.
In Chess a Moment, each game is played against a live opponent; however players can also make a move against an offline player. Not just for the pros, beginners can also join in the fun as a no-clock feature allows players to learn chess at their own pace. Key multiplayer gaming features include chat, presence, and rankings. Players can also review the move histories of their opponents at any time during a game. The game also supports multiple languages, enabling players to text opponents who do not necessarily speak the same language.